Friday, November 6, 2009

Class: Sweater Design Workshop

November 13, 20, and December 4, 2009 | 6-8 PM | $75

Learn how to design and knit your own unique sweater!

Do you look at the yarn in your stash and wish you could make a sweater or vest using it, but can’t find the perfect pattern? In this workshop we will knit a “sweater” fit for the fish king! In this class you will learn all the techniques necessary (ribbing, sweatshirt pockets, afterthought pockets, button holes, increases, decreases, short rows for fit, etc.) to knit a seam-free sweater for yourself or anyone else, bottom up or top down, pull over or cardigan, with some iteration of a raglan sleeve. You will learn how to use Jacqueline Fee’s gauge page which will free you to use any yarn you want; handspun or commercial. During the first two weeks while you knit your sampler we will discuss how to make your ideal sweater so it fits the way YOU want it to. You will bring in a favorite fitting sweater and measure your body so you will better understand the ratios involved and begin the design process. In the last class you will knit a swatch with the yarn of your choice and write your own pattern using the skills and knowledge gained during this workshop. You can even cast on for your sweater! We will provide the yarn for your sampler. You bring a selection of needles with your choice of yarn for the last class.

What you need to know how to do:
- cast on
- the knit stitch
- the purl stitch
- bind off

Classes do fill up early; so please reserve your space in the class by paying in advance as it is unlikely we will be able to accommodate walk-ins. Payment is required within 7 days of signing up for the class or within one week before the class begins (whichever comes first). All classes limited to five people unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 2 students is required for most classes to take place. If the minimum for a class is not reached within 48 hours of the class, we will cancel the class and contact you in regards to rescheduling or a refund. Individual classes/lessons available by request (prices may vary). Homework is required in most of our classes; we know that all of you have busy schedules but please be sure to allow time to finish the work needed for classes.

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