The secrets to a beautiful finish

Learn Marie's renegade techniques for sweater finishing. Work through the lessons at your own pace, and revisit them any time. Learn how to make your necklines, button bands and edges look professional - every time. You'll never dread finishing a sweater again!

  • Learn why the cast-on affects the finished edge

  • Learn how to adjust a neckline to make it looser or tighter

  • Learn the pitfalls of ribbed edges and how to avoid them

  • You'll never dread finishing again! With these techniques you'll get professional results every time.

  • Learn tidier, more professional methods for picking-up stitches at the neckline and button band

  • We'll talk about buttons, blocking and more!

  • Classes include videos and printables, and never expire - revisit them any time you need a refresher!

This Workshop Includes

    1. How to Use This Workshop

    1. Welcome to The Pick-Up Artist

    2. Off to the Right Start

    3. A Confident Approach

    4. Practice Swatch

    5. Pick-Up vs Pick-Up & Knit

    1. Necklines & Edges - Let's Start With the Cast On

    2. Neckline Shaping (Part One)

    3. Neckline Shaping (Part Two)

    4. Neckline: The Simple Pick-Up

    5. Neckline: The New Way (Part 1)

    6. Neckline: The New Way (Part 1B)

    7. Neckline: The New Way (Part 2)

    8. Neckline: The New Way (Part 3)

    9. Neckline Review

    1. Button Bands - An Overview

    2. Tidy Front Edges

    3. Picking-Up Button Bands Part 1

    4. Picking-Up Button Bands Part 2

    5. Picking Up Button Bands - Up Close

    6. Bands & Buttons

    1. Bind-Off Better

    2. Binding-Off (Another Example)

    3. Got a Gap? Don't Panic

    4. Closing the Gap

    5. Weaving Your Ends

    1. Wet Blocking

    2. Steam Blocking

About this course

  • $129.00
  • 33 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

What people are saying...

Skills + Confidence

Becky C.

Marie Greene has transformed my knitting skills and confidence in knitting. I have been knitting for years, but have always selected "safe" (easy) projects. Marie's teaching style is easy to understand. She takes you step by step, and before you know it, you have created a perfectly fitting sweater that you are proud to wear or gift so a loved one.

Busy schedule? No problem!

Rachael R.

As a newer knitter with a busy schedule, I wasn’t always able to take the in-person classes offered by my LYS. The online classes offered by Marie Greene were the answer to all my knitting needs! Her direct, logical approach to knitting techniques make thing simple and easy to learn. The skills I learned from Best Sweater Ever and Pick-up Artist have given me the confidence to tackle any knitting technique or pattern. I love that I can refer back to the lessons any time I need a refresher. Everything you need to know about sweater knitting, Marie can teach you!

Best investment ever

Paula H.

Marie Greene's Pick Up Artist knitting class turned out to be one of my very best knitting investments ever. The skills I learned in this class have proven to be my secret to consistent, beautiful garment edges, necklines, bands and various other finishing touches on my projects.

Best investment in myself

Sue G.

I am a 65 year old who has been knitting since I was 7, but until I found Marie Greene’s books, tutorials and community, I didn’t know my own potential. I have learned so many new techniques and am knitting pieces I would never have imagined I could. One of the best investments in myself.


Author & Knitwear Designer Marie Greene

Marie Greene is the author of Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week, and Knit a Little. She is also the founder of Knit Camp, an online knitting resource community, and Olive Knits pattern design where she is known for her approachable, timeless style. Marie has taught knitting courses at festivals, shops, and events around the world; her mix of best practices and renegade hacks, along with her charming personality, make her a highly sought-after instructor.