You Can Knit a Sweater: Derecho Sweater - 4 Weds: May 8, 15, 22, Jun 5; 6:30-8:00 pm
Instructor: Laura Haave
Dates: 4 Wednesdays: May 8, 15, 22, & June 5; 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Please note that there is a 2-week gap between the third & fourth sessions.)
Have you completed a few hats, scarves and other small projects, and now you feel ready to take on something bigger?
Join us as we knit the sweet and simple spring sweater, Derecho. 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.
- Use short rows to shape the neck and hems of our sweaters.
- Use yarn-overs to shape our sweaters and create patterns in the yoke.
- Pick up stitches for the sleeves.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: To be successful in this class, you should be comfortable knitting in the round, knitting small circumference in the round, increasing, decreasing, and knitting stockinette and garter stitches.
Homework: Prior to the first class, you must knit & block a 6" x 6" gauge swatch following the instructions given on the Derecho 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 the Derecho pattern "Derecho" designed by Alison Green, available for purchase on Ravelry or in the shop.
- Yarn: DK weight yarn - 864 - 1728 yards, depending on the sweater size you choose.
- Needles: Please see the gauge swatch instructions for information about the needles to bring to class. Sizes are determined by the gauge swatch you have created by following the instructions given in the Derecho Homework PDF (link above). You will need 16” and 29” circular needles in two different sizes: A smaller size for garment edging and a larger size for the garment body, plus double-pointed needles or long circular needles in the smaller size for sleeve edging.
- Notions: Five stitch markers (four of one color and one of a different color), stitch holders or waste yarn, and a tapestry needle.
* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.