Linda Marveng | Professional Finishing

Professional Finishing

Sunday, November 19 th
Time: 13 – 16 h CEST
Place: Cotton Classroom 
Workshop facilitator: Linda Marveng
Language: English
Duration: 3 hours
Level: all levels
Places: 20


It is often considered that the most difficult part of knitting a garment is the finishing. In this class you will learn its essential techniques: blocking, sewing, sleeve setting and gathering stitches. In addition, you will learn some very useful tips.  Once you have learned it, you will begin to enjoy, the finishing and the absolute satisfaction of completing a project.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • What blocking is and when to use it.
  • How to sew on the ends.
  • The different ways of sewing: lockstitch, mattress stitch / Mattress stitch or crochet.
  • Adjusting and flexing the sleeves.
  • Picking up knitting.
  • Some tips such as: Knit the ends, sew in parts and knit the sleeves at the same time.
  • Cast on with short loops.
  • 3-Needle Bind Off / 3-Needle Bind Off
  • Buttonhole trick.

Previous knowledge: Basic knitting knowledge is required: knitting purl and purl, assembling and closing stitches with circular needles. 

Required material: 

  • 3 10 x 10 cm knitting swatches already blocked in 10 cm minimum stockinette stitch.
  • Stocking stitch needles between 3.5 mm / US 4 and 6 mm / US 10
  • Yarn suitable for the selected needles in two different colors
  • Knitting needle (with blunt tip)
  • Scissors
  • Notebook and pencil

Included material: Sponsor’s gift

Sponsored by: Kremke Soul Wool

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 point.

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, November 17 th 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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