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Anniken Allis

Anniken is an experienced knitting pattern designer and teacher. She has been designing knitting patterns and teaching workshops around the UK since 2007. Her patterns have been published in British and American knitting and crochet magazines and she has designed for several yarn companies, contributed to several book and written two books, Easy Lace Knits and Beaded Lace Knitting. Anniken, who lives in the UK, grew up in Norway and learnt to knit as a young child. For more about Anniken and her other online courses, designs and yarns please visit

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About this course

You can spend weeks or even months knitting a beautiful garment which has cost you quite a bit of money in yarn and time, then you leave it for months or even years before you get around to sewing it up. Sounds familiar? Then you need this course. Let me teach you all my sweater finishing tricks.

This course is suitable for knitters of all abilities. 

Anniken's in person Professional Finishing Techniques workshops are very popular.

 If you can't attend her workshops, here's your chance to attend her online course.

Anniken is a popular & in demand teacher as well as a prolific designer. Her designs have been widely published in the UK & the US including Vogue Knitting, The Knitter, Let's Knit, Knitting, Simply Knitting and many more.

Finishing Techniques For Hand-Knitters is an 'on demand' course which means you can start straight away.

This class will teach you:

  • shaping tricks which make sewing up quicker and easier
  • how to work short row shoulders (wrap & turn short rows and German short rows) 
  • three needle cast/bind off
  • how to sew up your garment using mattress stitch
  • how to set in sleeve caps
  • how to block and press your garment and weave in ends
  • how to pick up for neck and button bands
  • one row button hole

The lessons will consist of videos and photo tutorials.

You will be able to access the course material indefinitely, which means you can work at your own pace and view/repeat the videos as many times as you want.

If you have any questions please ask in the class room or e-mail me on

Leslie attended my Professional Finishing Techniques at Social Fabric in 2013 and said: "A 'eureka' day with Anniken. So simple and so obvious when you know how!!! My finishing will now be an exact science, rather than 'hit and miss'."

 Helen J has taken my online Professional Finishing Techniques and says: "Anniken's easy to follow instructions means i can confidently say my finished garments look great. One very happy knitter!"

The advantage of an online class is that you can go back and view the class info as often as you wish and in your own time, rather than being confined to a one day workshop.

This course will start as soon as you sign up and you can work through the course in your own time.

This course is suitable for knitters of all abilities. 

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