Design A Sweater, Lesson 7: Finishing!

Hi Knitters! This final edition of the sweater class is all about finishing. In this week’s video and handout, I’ll discuss weaving in ends, how to finish your turned hem, closing up the underarms, and working the neckline trim! Whew! Each step goes pretty fast, but make sure to take the time to do these steps right, as a well-finished sweater will look a lot better than one with sloppy finishing.

Check out our tutorials on finishing, too–they’ll give you a lot of information on how to execute the techniques discussed in this lesson.

Finshing Tutorials

Check out the other tutorials ont he right side of the page–you’ll want to block your sweater too, treating it exactly as you did your swatch. I’ll probably just put mine through teh washing machine, but you’ll find lots of great blocking tips in our tutorials as well!

Another resource I really like and use a lot is Nancie Wiseman’s Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques, which is a wealth of information on every bit of swea=ter finishing you could imagine!

And without further ado, here’s your handout for this week:

Lesson 7 – Finishing

And here’s your video:

Next week will be the conclusion of our class, so I’d like to invite you all to participate in another show-and-tell! I would love tos ee your finished sweaters, and I encourage you to share even if your sweater is not yet finshed! Please send pictures, descriptions of your experience in the class, funny things that happened while you worked on the project, or importnat things you learned that you would pass on to someone just starting out, and we’ll have a little graduation blog post! Send your stuff to if you’d like it included. Happy finishing!

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