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finishing

After working so hard on your beautiful project, proper finishing makes all the difference in the final appearance.
All finishing includes blocking and hiding all ends - DO NOT BURY ANY ENDS.
Turn around time varies. Minimum is 2 weeks. Rush orders taken.
Shipping and finishing are paid in advance.
Send copy of pattern, yarn required for finishing, buttons or zipper, along with a detailed description.
Feel free to contact us with any questions by e-mail.
Prices are subject to change depending on the complexity of work.
Before you begin your project read the tips below for a more.

Basic pullover
  with crochet around neck $55.00
  with picked up and knit neck/collar $60.00


Basic cardigan
  with crochet around cardigan $70.00
  with crochet around cardigan with buttonholes and buttons sewn on $75.00
  with crochet around cardigan with buttonholes and zipper $75.00
  with picked up and knit stitches and buttonholes and buttons sewn on

$85.00



Afghan knit in one piece
  crochet around afghan $60.00
  fringe (no crocheting) $50.00
  crochet around afghan edges and fringe $75.00


Afghans knit in strips
  Sew strips together and crochet around afghan $75.00
  Sew strips together and fringe (no crocheting) $75.00
  Sew strips together crochet around afghan and fringe $85.00
  Add color embellishment to Sampler Afghan $75.00


Christmas Stocking
  knit Christmas Stocking (with your yarn provided) $150.00


Custom knitting or duplicate stitch
e-mail us for prices



Tips for making your finished project look more professional

Leave a tail from your cast –on, this can be used for sewing later - DO NOT BURY ANY ENDS

Make sure cast-on and bind-off rows are firm but not too tight. If you have trouble with this, it's helpful to use a larger needle for casting on.

Always make sure you have enough yarn to complete a project. If you are unsure, knit the front or back and one sleeve first. This should be the approximate halfway point in your consumption of yarn (take into account any neck ribbing, etc). If you have used more than half of your supply and you need to purchase more of a different dye-lot, you can work it into the ribbing, perhaps using the two row stripe method (alternate knitting two rows each of the two dye-lots.

Start a new ball of yarn at the end of a row. You can use the following method to determine whether or not you will have enough yarn to complete an entire row; when you have approximately 4 to 5 yards of yarn remaining. Find the halfway point; tie a slipknot at the halfway point. If you reach the knot before completing the row, you won't have enough for another row, begin the new skein. If you do not reach the knot, you have enough yarn for at least one more row. Repeat the process until you reach the knot. If your pattern has bobbles or any other yarn consuming stitch, this method will not take into account the extra yarn so judge accordingly.

Measure your pieces on a flat, hard surface such as a table. Be sure to double-check your measurements once you have bound off.

It is much easier to weave seams together if the increases and decreases are not worked on the edge stitches. Increases and decreases are worked on right side rows, unless otherwise specified.

  at the beginning of a row at the end of a row
increase k1,inc in next stitch work to last 3 stitches, inc in next stitch, k2
decrease k1,ssk (see bbreviations) work to last 3 stitches, k2tog,k1

Count rows for accurate knitting and measuring, it is necessary to count the rows of each section. If the first piece measures the required length and the rows are counted, the corresponding pieces will be exactly the same length.

Yarn markers make counting rows easy. To use a yarn marker: knit a thin piece of cotton along with the regular yarn for about 6 to 8 stitches. Always knit on row one (right side) of the section you are counting. Have one marker above another. When the sweater is complete a strong tug will remove it.

 


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