Filipa Carneiro: The Perfect Finish To Your Handknits

  • Date: Saturday, 5th November
  • Time: 17:00 h – 20:00 h
  • Classroom: Alpaca
  • Workshop facilitator: Filipa Carneiro
  • Technique: Knitting
  • Level: All levels
  • Language: English
  • Places: 15
  • Sponsor: The Lanners

The Perfect Finish To Your Handknits

Prepare the perfect finish before you knit the first stitch.

In this workshop, you will learn how to think ahead to make your finishing tasks easier. Filipa will guide you and teach you how to use the different seams, edge finishes, how to pick up and cast on stitches. You will be able to find the best ways and places to weave in ends, hide yarns and make your hand knitted garment the perfect project.


  • introduction to finishing techniques: planning ahead where to change threads, how to choose edge stitches, and where to leave yarn scraps long enough for seams; 
  • sewing techniques: vertical seams in jersey stitches (mattress stitch), horizontal seams and 3-needle bind-off, combined seams;
  • Picking up stitches: learning the stitch/row ratio, picking up stitches along the vertical edge, picking up stitches along a round neckline;
  • knit ends: knit ends in ribbing and garter stitch; knit with sharp needle for thicker (or slippery) yarns.

Required material:

Two colors of yarn (DK thickness recommended, in contrasting colors and not too dark), 2 pairs of knitting needles to go with the chosen yarn. 

Required techniques:

Assemble, purl, work stockinette stitch, work ribbing 2×2, work simple increases and decreases.


students should bring the following knitting swatches (we recommend DK thickness yarn):

  • 2 samples of stockinette stitch 12 x 12 cm;
  • 1 stretch stitch + stockinette stitch swatch of approximately 10 x 20 cm. Knit a multiple of 4 stitches (approximately 24 stitches for DK thickness yarn and 32 stitches if fingering weight yarn is used). Work in 2×2 ribbing as follows
    • Row 1 (RS): k3, (p2, k2) repeat until the last stitch, k1.
    • Row 2 (WS): p1, (p2, k2) repeat until the last 3 stitches, p3.
    • Repeat rows 1 and 2, until the stockinette stitch measures 6 cm in height.
    • Continue in stockinette stitch until the swatch measures 20 cm / in height.
  • 2 swatches in stockinette stitch 10 x 10 cm – leave stitches unclosed (leave open stitches in a stitch keeper, yarn remnants or single needle needle);
  • Date: Saturday, 5th November
  • Time: 17:00 h – 20:00 h
  • Classroom: Alpaca
  • Workshop facilitator: Filipa Carneiro
  • Technique: Knitting
  • Level: All levels
  • Language: English
  • Places: 15
  • Sponsor: The Lanners

Buy Tickets

Tickets on sale from 4th July

68 €


How can I attend one or more workshops?

Barcelona Knits has a programme of in-person crochet and knitting workshops taught by renowned national and international designers. To participate in one or more workshops, from June you can consult the programme by workshops and workshop participants and purchase your ticket in advance online through Entradium, a ticket sales platform for events. The entrance to one or more workshops includes the entrance to Barcelona Knits the same day of the workshop.

How can I get my Barcelona Knits ticket online?

You can buy your tickets online from July. You can choose the day of your visit: Saturday or Sunday. There is also a two-day ticket available at a reduced cost. Remember that to access Barcelona Knits you must go to the ticket office to exchange your ticket for a non-transferable wristband. Access will depend on the capacity of the fair, so it is possible that queues may form outdoors at some poin

Tickets with Hola Barcelona:

Advance ticket / workshop + Hola Barcelona Travel Card

You can also purchase your advance ticket together with the Hola Barcelona Travel Card. This card allows you unlimited travel on public transport for 2 days (48 h), 3 days (72 h), 4 days (96 h) or 5 days (120 h) consecutively from the first validation. 

Choose the option that best suits your needs. You can pick up your pass at one of the following Barcelona Tourism offices.

  • El Prat Airport (Terminals 1 and 2)
  • Plaça de Catalunya (Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S, 08002)
  • Mirador de Colom (Plaça del Portal de la Pau, s/n, 08002)

Check the addresses and pick-up times, transport included and all the information on our website.

Access to the Fair:

Access to Barcelona Knits will be by an exclusive wristband for personal use. It will be handed out once the ticket has been validated at the ticket office, located at the World Trade Center Barcelona (Moll de Barcelona, s/n) during the days of the event and within its opening hours. 

 You can also pick up your wristband on the Friday before the start of the event (Friday 4 November) at Lalanalú (c/ Martínez de la Rosa, number 71, 08012, Barcelona) from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.

To collect your wristband, you must present your ticket with the QR code printed or on your mobile device. The wristband will only be given to the ticket holder in person.

Once your ticket has been validated, we will put the wristband on your wrist and you will not be able to take it off until the end of the event to gain access. It will allow you to enter and leave Barcelona Knits as many times as you like on the day your ticket is valid.

 Capacity at WTC Barcelona is limited. There may be queues outdoors.

Reduced-price advance or workshop tickets do not have priority access to the venue. 


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