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with Chris Bylsma
Online Class

Finishing Made Easy: The Beginner's Guide

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Set all your future projects up for finishing success! Join instructor Chris Bylsma as she guides you step by step through the basic skills you'll use again and again. During class, you'll learn to work three basic but sturdy seams: vertical, horizontal and combination. Once you're comfortable knitting seams, Chris shows you how to pick up stitches along your edges without any frustration or unnecessary counting. Want to finish your work with a special touch? You'll conquer steps for garter-stitch, ribbed band and reverse rolled edgings. Plus, you'll discover best practices for weaving in your ends, washing, blocking and storing your projects safely.


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h37m

Included in this Class

1. Start Your Finishing Fearlessly

1. Start Your Finishing Fearlessly

Designer Chris Bylsma loves teaching students to make knitted projects shine! Start by learning what finishing really means and see Chris' easy and effective steps to plan ahead for sleeker results. Plus, you'll get tips on preventing common problems.

2. Horizontal Seams: Matching Stitch to Stitch

2. Horizontal Seams: Matching Stitch to Stitch

Horizontal, or stitch-to-stitch seams, are considered the basic seams that provide stability and strength to your project. Chris shares not only how to work this seam on practice swatches, but also the incredibly easy secrets to correct mistakes such as jumped stitches in the seam.

3. Vertical Seams: Matching Row to Row

3. Vertical Seams: Matching Row to Row

Move on to vertical, or row-to-row seams. You'll get detailed instructions on how to compensate while seaming pieces that might not be the same size. Chris will even help troubleshoot situations such as seaming garter and textured knitting.

Recommended with this class

  • Worsted-weight yarn
  • US 8 (5 mm) needles
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle for edges, 16" (40 cm) or longer