Last week was the start of our sweater finishing video series where Kerin showed you how to set in the sleeves of a sweater. This week’s segment entails a comprehensive look into the elusive collar! The first step to the collar will usually be picking up your stitches, which can be a bit tricky since you’ll be working along the straight and curved edges of the collar. Unsure of how to work a hemmed collar? Kerin covers that too!
Check out Part 2 of our sweater finishing tutorial to learn how to pick up and knit a collar as well as how to sew down a hemmed collar.
Once you’ve picked up all of the stitches of your collar, you’ll be ready to work the actual collar according to your pattern. And in the case of a hemmed collar, you’ll be working a collar about twice the length you want it, this will give you the needed length in order to fold it over and sew it against the inside of the collar’s edge on the sweater. Again – that can be a bit fussy if it’s your first time working with a hemmed collar, but that is where the wonderful Kerin comes in to show you step-by-step just how easy it is!
Do you have any tips or tricks that you like to use when you are putting the finishing touches on a sweater?
Stay tuned for Part 3 next week where we continue along with hemmed edges – this time focusing on the cuffs.