6/9 #knitchat – The Art of Finishing

Constructing a button hole

A great button band tutorial is available from pieKnits. Photo from pieKnits.

You can find the pieKnits tutorial here.

I’ve had a number of things linger in my pile of work to be finished. It seems like this year, I’ve been able to finish a lot of things. Finishing a knitted project may mean blocking and sewing the pieces together. Or it may simply mean sewing in ends or decorating your work with embellishments like embroidery.  For me the finishing work I avoid the most is creating the button band. No wonder so many sweater designs today feature the three button closure at the top. Today’s knitter probably just doesn’t want to fuss with putting in a band.

Have you ever had a mental block when it came to finishing up a project? Or maybe you’ve got some questions about which finishing techniques to use. This #knitchat we’ll discuss and share tidbits about that final stage of your knitting project.

#knitchat questions:

1.) Do you finish you’re projects as soon as they are done? Or do you start a new project first? Why do you think that’s so?

2.) Do you have any questions about finishing? Having problems with a particular project? (Maybe we can help you out.)

3.) Do you have any finishing tips to offer (sewing, blocking, embellishing?) Any tools you like to use in the finishing process?

DETAILS… DETAILS… If you want to know more about what #knitchat is and how it works

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: Thursdays on the date listed above at 6:30 PM PST/9:30 PM EST (1 hour)
  • Who: Me you and other Twitter Knitters/Crocheters & Fiber-crafters
  • How: Need a primer on Twitter Chat… check this out: What does this Twitter chat thing look like?
  • How: to post photos – 5 ways to share photos on Twitter
  • How: to shorten your links. Simply paste your link into the field in http://bit.ly/ and shorten it. Copy and paste this link into the twitter feed.


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2 responses to “6/9 #knitchat – The Art of Finishing

  1. I love button bands! I guess it takes all kinds of knitters to make a world…

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