8/08 Sunday (10:00am - 1:00pm) Knitting 300 - Sweater Workshop
August 8, 10am - 1:00pm (Sunday)
This is an intermediate class for students who have base knowledge of how to knit & purl confidently, cast on & bind off and knit in the round.
Class begins with a discussion of how to read swatches and how to measure yourself to produce your own raglan pullover sweater using the Tin Can Knits Flax Sweater pattern. This easy-to-follow, size-inclusive, sweater pattern will be used to create a gorgeous garment of your very own! Using this versatile pattern, Kelly will guide you through knitting a sweater and allow you to gradually progress in skill level to fit your individual ambition and personal taste! Along the way, you'll see your sweater grow, with seamless construction. Learn increases for the raglan seam and techniques to set aside and pick up sleeve stitches.
This workshop-style class is broken up into individual sessions so you can work at your own pace. Each session will happen on the second Sunday of each month. You can sign up as needed, as you progress to each part. You also have the option to come and use the session time to make progress on your knitting and get advice on your project.
Sizes: 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs, XS, S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL)*
Finished Chest Measurement: 18 (19.5, 20.5, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31, 33.5, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 58, 62, 66)“*
*We recommend choosing a finished sweater measurement that is 1-4" bigger than your actual chest measurements. We will be happy to walk you through choosing a size and yarn in-store, come on in with any questions!
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Needles - based on the size sweater you will create:
0-6 mo - 4 yrs: 16” circulars and DPNs in each size*
4 yrs - XS: 16” circulars, 24” circulars, and DPNs in each size*
S - XXL: 16” circulars, 32” circulars, and DPNs in each size*
3XL - 6XL: 16” circulars, 48” circulars, and DPNs in each size*
- Yarn - Worsted weight, Cascade 220 is a great choice: 270 (300, 310, 440, 500, 680, 700, 800, 850, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 2000, 2100) yards (try to buy all your yarn at once so all skeins come from the same dye lot.)
- Tape Measure
- Stitch markers
- Darning needle
**Please come to your first session with a completed 6 inch by 6 inch stockinette (knit one side, purl on the other) swatch of the yarn you'd like to use on US 8 needles, preferably washed/blocked. We will take measurements and do some simple math to ensure you are have the correct sized needles! More info about swatching can be found here.
15 years old and up, younger students may be allowed with instructor approval. Please contact us with questions.
We require pre-registration for all of our classes. Fourteen days notice is required to reschedule or cancel any class for a refund. By purchasing this class you are agreeing to these terms.