Fundamentals to Finishing Knits

Uplift your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishing techniques to your projects, making them look better. In this skill-building course discover Holli’s favourite cast on, fully-fashioned increases and decreases, short row shoulder shaping, seams, weaving in ends, successful pick up and knit tips, buttonholes and more.

Holli Yeoh · April 20, 2022

Elevate your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishing techniques that add a touch of sophistication and polish to your knitting projects, making them look better. In the Fundamentals to Finishing Knits skill-building course you’ll discover Holli Yeoh’s favourite cast on, fully-fashioned increases and decreases, short row shoulder shaping, seams, weaving in ends, successful pick up and knit tips, buttonholes and more. Download your workbook and come join us!

In this course you will learn:

Module 1: Fundamentals

  • Cast ons
  • Tension
  • Joining yarn
  • Selvedge stitches

Module 2: Shaping

  • Increases
  • Decreases
  • Fully fashioned shaping
  • Short rows for shoulder shaping

Module 3: Finishing

  • Bias bind off
  • Bind offs
  • Blocking
  • Pockets
  • Seaming
  • Picking up stitches
  • Buttonholes
  • Weaving in ends

Knitting and finishing use two separate skill sets and not all knitters may be naturally good at finishing. Luckily, fine finishing techniques are something that can be learned, and Holli loves sharing what she knows about finishing to set you up with the skills you need! She’ll demystify the process of picking up and knitting, share the perfect seaming techniques (and when to use them – even for a set-in sleeve), and she’ll wax poetic about the whys and wherefores for the techniques that are presented, which makes it easier to remember and understand which technique to choose in a given situation.

Join in the workshop today and start learning – share your creative journey with us in the SOS Fundamentals to Finishing Knits community forums or on Instagram using #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

Paired along with this course, read Greta Cornejo’s story of Swatching for the Little Basic Cardi & Greta’s Little Basic Cardi Update – Holli’s knitting pattern included with this course, available for knitting in three different yarn weights: fingering, DK and worsted!

The tubular cast on is an invisible cast on that’s great for hems, cuffs, and ribbing edges where you want to have a bit of elasticity. It creates a super stretchy and beautiful edging for your knit pieces, and in Tabetha`s @tabismiles new How to Work a Tubular Cast On post, you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to work these cast on stitches!⁠

Find the new Tubular Cast On post at the School – link in bio »⁠

Shown in the image is Kristen`s @kristentendyke Drifter pattern, knit in @sweetgeorgia Superwash Worsted.⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #tubularcaston #knitting #knittingtutorial

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Lisa Congdon calls it loud quitting: an assertive and unapologetic no to everything in her life she finds draining, feels done with, one-sided, obligatory, without purpose or joy. Sounds cathartic. If project management is a matter of managing our motivation, then loud quitting is the decision to face our setbacks and hang-ups, evaluate the project, and get rid of it completely. It is time to get frogging.⁠

At Amanda Buckley`s @mandythephilomath new article `Frogging & The Art of Project Management`, continue reading about frogging and the anatomy of a quit. We can undo a little bit to fix an error, or we can undo the whole lot and reclaim the yarn. Both options are valuable tools in the art of project management. Find the article link in our link in bio!⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #frogging #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig

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Have you ever wished you knew exactly what yarn to get in a rush order or trip to an LYS, that you could predict the finished drape and feel of your project, or (gasp) could skip gauge swatching? I have some tips and tricks on creating a gauge library to help you with all three of the objectives above. (Okay, you might not be able to skip gauge swatching; Tabetha Hedrick, SweetGeorgia’s guru of gauge, is watching me! But having a gauge library will make that step go by just a little quicker!)⁠

Continue reading Ruth Nguyen`s @redearthdesignstudio new How to Create a Gauge Library article, where we hope you are inspired to start your own. Knowledge is power, and knowledge that is catalogued and easy to access is that much more powerful—especially when it comes to our knitting and crochet projects!⁠

#sosknitting #gaugeswatch #gaugelibrary #gotgauge #knitting #knittersofinstagram #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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I have been trying to design a triangular shawl. I can’t stop making charts, finding bunch of mistakes and fixing them! This is so addicting 😍 I took designing course at schoolofsweetgeorgia and it has been very helpful ❤️
#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #knitting #knittersofinstagram

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We’re excited to kick off our February Hold-Along tomorrow and hope you’re just as eager to join in. Last week, we talked about why double (triple, quadruple) stranding is awesome, so hopefully your imagination is running away with you on all the options you can try out. Have you made your Hold-Along plans yet?⁠

If a sweater is in your Hold-Along plans, then guess what?! The Flannery sweater pattern has been updated with a handy-dandy little spreadsheet (on Google Sheets) that will enable you to plug in your stitch and row gauge, along with your own measurements, to get completely customized stitch and row counts for the pattern. It’s the perfect oversized, cozy sweater.⁠

You can find all of the info at today`s blog post (link in bio) along with the discount code to get the Flannery pattern for 20% OFF! Plus, check back at the SweetGeorgia blog tomorrow, February 1st, for our Hold-Along official cast on!⁠

Flannery – design by Tabetha Hedrick tabismiles⁠
Shown knit in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in Lilac and modelled by Charlotte charlotte_milkteacup at SweetGeorgia!

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About Instructor

Holli Yeoh

Holli Yeoh is a Vancouver knitwear designer known for her deliciously modern knitting patterns with their casually elegant vibe. Her patterns appear regularly in books and magazines. Holli has also collaborated with SweetGeorgia Yarns to publish Tempest, a book with a sophisticated collection of knitting patterns for women. You can find Holli’s own line of knitting patterns at

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