SUNDAY 10.00-1.00pm

After spending hours, weeks or months knitting a beautiful garment poor finishing can ruin all your hard work. Learn how to sew up garments using mattress stitch, shaping to make sewing up easier, picking up stitches for neck bands and button bands, short row shoulder shaping and three needle cast off for shoulders. 

Anniken, a life-long knitter who grew up in Norway, is passionate about empowering knitters through her workshops and patterns. She has been designing knitting patterns and teaching knitting workshops on a variety of topics around the UK & online since 2007. She has designed for a variety of knitting magazines, yarn companies in the UK & US and have written two books and contributed to several others. She’s well known as a patient, friendly and knowledgeable teacher.  


You will need: to be able to knit, purl, cast on and off.

You will need to bring: smooth dk or aran weight yarns and suitable knitting needles (two sets), a blunt sewing needle, scissors and two 15x15 cm stocking stitch swatches in a smooth yarn. Do not cast off your swatches but leave them on a piece of waste yarn or spare knitting needle. Bring a third swatch in stocking stitch (approx 15x15cm) - this swatch can be cast off.

Professional Finishing Techniques with Anniken Allis