Homework for Finishing Class

January 22, 2013

Don’t fear finishing your projects, sign up for our finishing class this February. This three part course will cover three-needle bindoff, mattress stitch, picking up stitches, and more if time allows. Check the calendar for dates and times and call the store to register.

Homework for Finishing Class

Make all swatches in light colored worsted or aran weight yarn. The swatches do not all need to be made in the same yarn. Swatches 1, 2 and 3 are needed for the first class. Swatches 4 and 5 will be used in the second class.

Swatch 1
Cast on 30 stitches. Work in K1, P1 rib for 4 rows.
Change to stockinette stitch and work until piece measures 4 ½ .
Place on holder.

Swatch 2
Cast on 13 stitches. Work in K1, P1 rib for 4 rows.
Change to stockinette stitch and work until piece measures 3”, ending with a wrong side row.
Bind off 5 stitches at the beginning of the next knit row.
Purl next row.
Dec 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 3 knit rows.
Work even until piece measures 4 ½ “.
Place on holder.

Swatch 3
Work as for Swatch 2 until piece measures 3”, ending with a right side row (knit row).
Bind off 5 stitches at the beginning of the next purl row.
Dec 1 stitch at the end of the next 3 knit rows.
Work even until piece measures 4 ½”.
Place on holder.

Swatches 4 and 5 (both are the same)
Cast on 22 stitches. Work in K1, P1 rib for 4 rows.
Change to stockinette stitch and work until piece measures 3”.

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