Finish-Free Knits by Kristen Tendyke

Scan 133160001I know at lot of knitters who prefer to minimize the amount of finishing and especially avoid sewing if they can. Kristen Tendyke encourages every knitter to try an unfamiliar technique in her introduction, and I want to see what I can learn. Beginning a shrug with the cable panel at the centre of the back and then picking up stitches on each side of the panel is a smart solution, I had not considered in any detail. While shaping lace by working with different needle sizes is a technique I know and have used. There are several top-down projects worth studying as well as tips on how to avoid puckering at the underarms. My favorite part of the book is how to shape set-in sleeves while working in the round and it will be my homework for now. At Amazon you can see inside the book: Finish-Free-Knits-No-Sew-Garments-Classic and on her website you can see all the 20 projects presented: kristentendyke. Kristen Tendyke is also an technical editor for the digital magazine Clotheshorse where my second pattern just have been featured. More details will follow.

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4 Responses to Finish-Free Knits by Kristen Tendyke

  1. Interesting – and a good suggestion re pushing the boundaries of one’s own knitting comfort zone. How does knitting without needing much finishing work (or interfere) with adapting a pattern for size adjustments?

    • I agree! I guess it depends on the amount of shaping within the garment, but some calculations will be harder to do merely because they are done at the same time instead of separately.

  2. I do hate to sew seams!

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