Edges Bordering on Perfection: An Introduction to Knitted Borders

Edges Bordering on Perfection: An Introduction to Knitted Borders with Margaret Radcliffe

Perfect borders can be a pain to pick up. Learn to prepare for borders with neat edges on your knitting and how to pick up perfectly every time. You’ll work swatches with four different types of edges as homework, then in class learn to determine the right number of stitches to pick up for your borders and a variety of ways to pick them up. Be prepared for perfectly elegant borders on all your future garments.

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 15 students. Registration closes on December 5, 2023. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.

Class Materials

Plain, smooth, light-colored, worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors (one for swatches, the other for borders). Needles sized appropriately for the yarn for the swatches (US#6-8/4-5 mm) and needles two sizes smaller for some of the borders. Note that stretchy wool yarn will be easiest to work with.

Additional documentation about materials and class work will be provided once registered participants access the private class page.

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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Edges Bordering on Perfection: An Introduction to Knitted Borders

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Single 2-hour session on Tuesday, December 12, at 7 pm ET | 4 pm PT.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Edges Bordering on Perfection: An Introduction to Knitted Borders
Margaret Radcliffe

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact support@lessonface.com. For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.

Margaret Radcliffe

Margaret Radcliffe

Margaret Radcliffe is the author of The Knitting Answer Book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, Circular Knitting Workshop, and The Knowledgeable Knitter. Margaret has taught knitting since 1991 and has published her designs under the name Maggie’s Rags. She designs garments that look complicated but rely on the simplest knitting techniques. Margaret enthusiastically teaches everything from beginning knitting to garment design and is acclaimed for her ability to help knitters develop independence and creativity. She has taught at many venues over the last three decades, including the John C. Campbell Folk School, Knitters Day Out, Madrona Fiberarts Winter Retreat, South...

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