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So my final yoke is DONE! I couldn’t resist showing you a peek while it is blocking on the dress form. This one has been so interesting both to design and to produce and I am really very pleased with the end result.

Just the finishing touches to go now – some ribbon to cover the facings and some buttons that will pick up the orange in the yoke.

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I know some folk hate finishing but it is honestly one of my favourite parts of making a garment – I feel that taking time over the details is a way of really relishing the completion of one’s work.

65 thoughts on “Finishing touches

  1. I don’t hate finishing, though it does always feel like it takes as long as the rest of the project together. I DO almost always think of your beautiful captures of your neatly finished works and the handknits you’ve acquired and documented, however, which inspires me to take as much care with the finishing as I do with the starting.

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  2. Oh Kate, how beautiful…
    I just wonder : did you chose the yoke colours with the ribbon in hand ? Or were you lucky enough to find the perfectly matching ribbon ?

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  3. Hi Kate…just posted but them read the comments..I too would like to see how you sew on your ribbon, and also to know where to buy good ribbon too…pat j

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  4. Hi Kate…what an amazing and brightly coloured yoke….I am so excited about your book and cant wait till I have it in my hand

    You must be so excited too…bravo…cheers pat j

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  5. Bruce needs a yoke…………hahaha I know what he would do with that !!!
    Love the colours in this sweater, good choice. Waiting…………..

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  6. I think Bruce needs a yoke! He would look particularly handsome, and would feel that the tremendous amount of moral support he provided during your process would then be recognized!

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    1. A yoked dog-sweater! Perhaps that can be a stand-alone pattern, so that the book’s publication will not be delayed. Unless Kate has already planned one for the book?

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  7. Looks marvelous. Really beautiful. (pardon me if this is 2nd comment, not sure where my 1st one went). Do you suggestions on where to buy quality, unique ribbon?

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  8. Finishing is lovely when done on seamless garments. It’s the sewing up of many seams that I think I’m allergic to. Beautiful ribbon and buttons. Reminds me of the book “Poetry in Stitches” with the printed fabric linings and velvet trimmed borders.

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  9. Fabulous! It is so so pretty. Do you have a recommendation on where to buy unique and quality ribbon? There are some online sites but the ribbon is printed and have themes of flags and ponies. I am not sure that is what I want on a handmade knitted sweater:)

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  10. The yoke is stunning! The colours are magnificent, very vibrant! Oh dear…
    I think I even recognise most of the colourways. Perhaps my J&S obsession has gotten slightly out of hand.

    Looking forward to the book!

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  11. Thank you for the lovely journey along the way to here. It has been very tantalising and has reminded me of an Advent calendar, I’m as excited as I was when I was a child to see what’s next. This Cardigan is just lovely with a respectful nod to the past and a cheery smile to now. Would one have to be a very experienced knitter to be able to accomplish something as beautiful as this? Looks very complicated. Can anyone help with my question please?

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  12. I would have never chosen those bright colors to go with the wool on the machine knit part of that sweater, and yet the whole thing just sings. Sometimes being wrong is such a delight.
    Love the trims you have chosen as well.

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  13. Besides seeing all your beautiful designs in “Yokes”, I am interested to find out how you marry the two pieces together when the body & yoke is knitted separately. Eagerly awaiting the book with finger poised over the “pay” button.

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  14. Exciting pattern which I cannot wait for the publication. I feel finishing garments as a zen moment. Calming and bringing a perfect ending to an item I enjoyed making. It is part of the whole exercise.

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  15. Kate, thank you so much for taking us along as you write your book. I am excited about yoke sweaters now, and can’t wait to get your book.

    Would you show us how you sew on your ribbon or are you saving that for your book?

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  16. Wow what great colors…..I can hardly wait….I am going to start working on my colors…My Granddaughter will help out….what a gift

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  17. What sort of ribbon are you using to cover the facings and where do you get your ribbon from? I’m currently knitting my son’s Chrimbo jumper and it involves a steek so was planning on covering the steeked edges with ribbon. I fancy a jazzy ribbon rather than a boring plain one and yours definitely falls within the jazzy category!

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  18. I cannot wait for this book of yokes! Funnily, I love the finishing touches when I sew, but with knitting, seaming drives me nuts. I really should put that zip into my lopapeysa hoodie… From last year.

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  19. It is so pretty and I’m happy to see a more relaxed neckline. I am not a fan of collars that come up high and feel constricting. Trimmings are what give a garment we’ve worked so hard on that loving and unique and, in my case, at least, quirky touch. Your book will be my most-wished for birthday present.

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  20. Great colours! Will miss part of your presentation at Shetland Wool Week because of the late return from the Sheep to Shop day …. Will race in at the last minute no doubt! Ready to start my third Kate project once I buy the book. Looking forward to meeting.

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