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