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 $60.00 $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? Join us for a skill-building knit along. 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, tubular bind-off, 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, please knit a 6" x 6" gauge swatch with your chosen yarn. Measure your swatch before blocking, then block your swatch and measure again. Swatching a piece this size will allow you to determine the correct needle size and whether you like the way the yarn works up, feels, and drapes. Instructions for knitting the swatch will be provided to participants upon registration.

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

  • Your completed gauge swatch, with measurements before & after blocking
  • A copy of Andrea Mowbry's pattern for "The Weekender Sweater" available for purchase on Ravelry or in the shop
  • 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
  • #7 (4.5 mm) 40" circular needle
  • #8 (5.0 mm) 40" circular needle
  • #9 (5.5 mm) 40" circular needle
  • #9 (5.5 mm) double-pointed needles or other needles for knitting small circumferences in the round
  • 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.