Knit Night is currently on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm. All are welcome! Social distancing may be difficult based on number of attendees and size of space. If you are not vaccinated, masks are required! We will meet upstairs, so please come to the back door. Knit Night is currently on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm. All are welcome! Social distancing may be difficult based on number of attendees and size of space. If you are not vaccinated, masks are required! We will meet upstairs, so please come to the back door.

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 541 US Route 1
Freeport, Maine 04032

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HOURS:
Mon thru Sat: 10am to 5pm
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Knit Nights
Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00pm


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  • Finishing Techniques

    Finishing Techniques
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    Finishing Techniques

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    1 - Kitchener Stitch

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    This is a common technique for grafting live stitches and this video demonstrates how to do it without a tapestry needle.

     

    2 - Mattress Stitch

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    This is a common technique for seaming two pieces together. This is often used to seam up the sides of a sweater.

     

    3 - Seaming Garter Stitch

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    This is a technique for seaming garter stitch pieces side by side.

     

    4 - 3 Needle Bind Off

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    This is a technique that allows you to seam two pieces together and bind off simultaneously.

     

    5 - Bickford Seams

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    This is an alternative technique to the mattress stitch that doesn't leave a ridge, however, it is not quite as sturdy. 

     

    6 - Wet Blocking

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    This video explains the steps to wet blocking and why it's important.

     

    7 - Steam Blocking

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    This explains how to steam block your work and when it might be useful. This technique requires an iron.

     

    8 - Blocking with Wires

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    This technique is important if you are trying to block lace.

      

    Looking for a finishing technique not listed here? Send us an email with suggestions or questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.