Gilding the Lily - Lucy Neatby

Gilding the Lily: Finer Points of Finishing – Lucy Neatby

Skill Level
Attendees to Bring
Capacity: 22

Gilding the Lily: Finer Points of Finishing – Lucy Neatby

Great knitting is a sum of small parts. We will be looking a variety of refinements to the detailing and finish of your pieces. We will use an easy provisional cast-on technique, work a facing, incorporate a selection of turning rows and fuse the facing to the main fabric. Preparation will be made for a seam involving no bulk or fabric loss, make an impeccable double-knit pocket and trim it with a choice of decorative pocket tops. All of this will topped with a modified bind off technique which improves ease, speed and adds elasticity to the bound off edge.

Skill Level:

Intermediate upwards – must have a working knowledge of grafting (Kitchener Stitch) and Mattress Stitch as these will not be covered in detail.

Attendees to Bring:

  • A smooth Worsted weight yarn (gives an approx gauge of 4 – 5 sts per inch) in a light solid colour, wool rich blend.
  • Bring 3m/yds of two contrasting colours of similar yarn (or be prepared to swap some yarn with a neighbour).
  • A set of lightweight dpns suitable for your chosen yarn, plus one smaller size dpn and two larger size ones.
  • Usual knitting paraphernalia, including a crochet hook.

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.


Oct 04


2:30 pm - 5:30 pm




Level 1 - Tignish Room