Weekender Sweater - Begins March 20, 6:30-8 pm; 4-session class
Weekender Sweater - Begins March 20, 6:30-8 pm; 4-session class
Weekender Sweater - Begins March 20, 6:30-8 pm; 4-session class

Weekender Sweater - Begins March 20, 6:30-8 pm; 4-session class

Regular price $0.00 $60.00 Sale

Instructor:Laura Haave

Dates: 4 Wednesdays. Please note there is a 2-week gap between the first & second session, and length of sessions vary: March 20, 6:30-8 pm; April 3, 6:30-7:30 pm; April 10, 6:30-8 pm; and April 17, 6:30-7:30 pm

In the first year of its release, almost 2500 knitters made Andrea Mowry's popular "Weekender Sweater!" Want to create your own version of this cozy, easy-to-wear pullover, but you are unsure about how to make a sweater that actually fits?

Join us for a skill-building knit along to learn the secrets to a perfect fit. This is a great first adult-sized sweater project! There is some homework that you are asked to do before the first class (please see below).

We will learn to:

  • Use a knitted swatch to explore sweater drape, sizing and pattern modifications.
  • Make a tubular cast-on, three-needle bind-off, and ribbed Kitchener bind-off.
  • Use slipped stitches to create stitch patterns.
  • Use short rows to shape sweater shoulders.
  • Pick up stitches for the sleeves.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: To be successful in this class, you should be comfortable knitting flat, knitting in the round, knitting small circumference in the round, increasing, decreasing, and knitting stockinette and ribbed stitches.

Homework: Prior to the first class, you must knit & block a 6" x 6" gauge swatch following the instructions given on the Weekender Sweater Supply List & Homework PDF

Supplies to bring to class:
(registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases)

  • Homework: Your completed gauge swatch, with measurements before & after blocking
  • Pattern: A copy of Andrea Mowbry's pattern for "The Weekender Sweater" available for purchase on Ravelry or in the shop
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn - 915 to 1640 yards, depending on the sweater size you choose. The shop sample is size Small, and used 5 hanks of Croft Shetland Tweed
  • Needles: Please see the gauge swatch instructions for information about the needles to bring to class. You will need both straight and circular needles. Sizes are determined by the gauge swatch you have created by 

    following the instructions given on the Weekender Sweater Supply List & Homework PDF

  • Notions: Three stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, and row counter

* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.