The Perfect Finish

Finishing Touches

Clara Parkes

The chapters of The Perfect Finish: A No-Nonsense Guide to Finishing Techniques for Knitters of Every Level (Annie's, 2010), edited by Kara Gott Warner, begin from absolute scratch, offering the requisite pictures of stitch markers, tape measures, and such and explaining why each belongs in your knitting tool kit. The book covers all the compass points of finishing, from seaming and assembly to buttons, zippers, and decorative edgings, with abundant photographs accompanying each tutorial. The chapter on swatching is particularly helpful, as is the section about planning your projects with finishing in mind.

Used with permission, ©Interweave Knits, Spring 2012.

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