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Seaming & Finishing

Reno Knitting Classes

Class Name: Seaming & Finishing

Contact Yarn Refuge to sign up for this class 775-384-1600.

Class Date: Friday–January 19th

Class Hours: 10:00am-12:00pm

Instructor: Terry King

Class Cost: $35.00

Skill Level: All levels

Class Description: Learn how to join the three most common seams most knitters will encounter. If time permit we will go over 3 needle bindoffs, buttonbands, and picking up stitches.

Material Needed: 

  • 4 swatches See Homework below for details
  • Contrasting color yarn in the same weight as your swatches
  • Handi-tool or crochet hook in size G or H
  • Tapestry or Darning needle

Pattern: None

What skills you should have: Beginning level through purl stitch.

What skills you will learn: Mattress stitch, horizontal to vertical seaming, horizontal to horizontal seaming, picking up stitches, 3 needle bind off, and buttonholes.


Knit four swatches and bind them off:

  • Use smooth, plied, worsted weight yarn in a solid, light color. All swatches should be the same size and approx 30 to 40 stitches wide and 4” high.
  • Swatches #1 & 2 work in stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side), Do not use any edging stitches.
  • Swatches #3 & 4 work in garter stitches (knit on both sides)