First Raglan Sweater Clinic

$90.00
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Ready to tackle your first garment? Choose one of four top down raglan patterns to start your handmade wardrobe! In this class, we will discuss the construction of raglan sweaters and the importance of gauge, as well as tackle short rows, picking up stitches, and Magic Loop. If you can knit, purl, increase, and decrease, you can make a sweater!

I recommend choosing solid or semi-solid colors, as this will make it easier to read your knitting while you’re learning. That being said, choose the yarn that makes you happy!

Skills needed:

  • Knitting and purling flat and in the round
  • Some (minimal) experience with Increasing and decreasing

Skills learned:

  • Gauge (how to swatch and measure)
  • Sizing (how to pick the right size and adapt the pattern if necessary)
  • Pattern reading
  • Seamless raglan sweater construction
  • Picking up stitches

Choose your pattern!

Jordy Sweater

Materials:

  • Aran weight yarn:
    • Main Color: 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins
    • Contrast Color: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins
  • We recommend Kelbourne Quince & Co. Whimbrel
  • 16” circular needle in size US 5 / 3.75 mm 
  • 24” circular needles in sizes US 5 and US 7 / 3.75 and 4.5 mm 
  • 32” circular needle in size US 7 / 4.5 mm
  • Set of dpns in sizes US 5 and US 7 / 3.75 and 4.5 mm (you can omit these if you prefer or want to learn  Magic Loop!)
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • A copy of the Jordy pattern by Orlane Sucche

Preparation:

Gauge swatch (!!) in the round, and finish the neckband, ready to work your short rows.

 

Tolsta Tee

Skills needed:

  • Knitting and purling flat and in the round
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Picking up stitches
  • Short rows

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn:
    • 521 (583, 658, 719, 781) (843, 918, 980, 1042, 1104) yards
  • We recommend Kelbourne Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Sport, Berroco Pima Soft, Noro Kakigori, or Manos Del Uruguay Sami
  • US 8 for main body – Choose a length closest to the circumference of the size you are making
  • Us 6 for ribbing – 16”, or longer for Magic Loop, or DPNs if you prefer
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • A copy of the Tolsta Tee pattern by Rebecca Clow

Preparation:

Gauge swatch (!!) in the round, and finish the neckband, ready to work your short rows.

Cozy Classic Raglan

Skills needed:

  • Knitting and purling flat and in the round
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Picking up stitches
  • Short rows

Materials:

  • Fingering and Lace (mohair) weight yarn held together, OR DK weight held single:
    • Fingering: 689-792 (844-971, 909-1045, 1093-1257, 1177-1354){1378-1585, 1501-1726, 1715-1972, 1800-2070} yds
    • Lace Mohair: 659-758 (808-929, 870-1000, 1046-1203, 1126-1295){1319-1517, 1436-1651, 1641-1887, 1722-1980} yds
    • DK: 689-792 (844-971, 909-1045, 1093-1257, 1177-1354){1378-1585, 1501-1726, 1715-1972, 1800-2070} yds
  • We recommend Knitting for Olive Merino held with the Soft Silk Mohair, Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors held with Wolke, Salty Blonde DK, or Julie Asselin Leizu DK
  • Ribbing: US 3 – 3.25mm 24-40” circular needles, and preferred small circumference needles for sleeves if not using magic loop.
  • Main Body: US 7 – 4.5mm 24-40” circular needles, and preferred small circumference needles for sleeves if not using magic loop.
  • You are welcome to use DPNs for the smaller circumferences if you prefer
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • A copy of the Cozy Classic Raglan pattern by Jessie Mae

Preparation:

Gauge swatch (!!) in the round, and finish the neckband, ready to work your short rows.

Semper Cardigan V-Neck

Skills needed:

  • Knitting and purling flat and in the round
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Picking up stitches

Materials:

  • Fingering and Lace (mohair) weight yarn held together, OR DK weight held single:
    • Fingering: 900 (970) 1,025 (1,100), 1,175 (1,225) 1,300 (1,400), 1,500 (1,650) 1,800 (1,950) yds
    • Lace Mohair: 900 (970) 1,025 (1,100), 1,175 (1,225) 1,300 (1,400), 1,500 (1,650) 1,800 (1,950) yds
    • DK: 900 (970) 1,025 (1,100), 1,175 (1,225) 1,300 (1,400), 1,500 (1,650) 1,800 (1,950) yds
  • We recommend Knitting for Olive Merino held with the Soft Silk Mohair, Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors held with Wolke, Salty Blonde DK, or Julie Asselin Leizu DK
  • US 4 (16-in and 32- or 40-in cord) for ribbing
  • US 7 (16-, 24-, 32-, and 40-in cord) for main body
  • You are welcome to omit the shorter circumferences and use/learn Magic Loop, or use DPNs for the smaller circumferences if you prefer
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • A copy of the Semper Cardigan V-Neck pattern by the Knit Purl Girl

Preparation:

Gauge swatch (!!) flat, and cast on.

 

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