First Sweater - Cumulus Blouse: TU Jun 13, 20 & 27 at 7 pm
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Ready to tackle your first garment? The Cumulus blouse is a versatile wardrobe staple that will become a summer go to and layer beautifully the rest of the year. With a classic V-neckline and intuitive top down raglan construction, you’ll be able to try it on as you work to dial in that perfect fit. In class, we’ll work through the preparation and knitting steps so that you feel confident every step of the way.
3 two hour sessions
- Working in the round
- Knitting and purling
- Some familiarity with increasing is helpful, but not essential
- 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
- Bust circumference: 37¾ (40¼) 43 (45¾) 49½ (53½) 55 (58¾) 61½ inches
- Yarn: 1,392 (1,624) 1,856 (1,856) 2,088 (2,088) 2,320 (2,320) 2,552 yards of lace weight mohair yarn
- The pattern is written to use two strands of lace weight mohair yarn held together throughout. Students can also choose to use a single strand of a sport or DK weight yarn to achieve the same gauge. If choosing to use a single strand, you can divide the recommended yardage in half.
- For mohair, we recommend Knitting for Olive Silk Mohair or Periwinkle Sheep Wolke. If using a single strand, we recommend De Rerum Natura Robinson, Manos Del Uruguay Milo, Julie Asselin Leizu, or De Rerum Natura Antigone.
- Circular needles: US 7 with a cord length of 24” and either 32” or 40” depending on size.
- Double-pointed needles: US 7
- Stitch Markers (at least 4, plus a unique beginning of round marker)
- Tapestry needle
- A copy of the Cumulus Blouse pattern by PetiteKnit
Students should bring in a sweater they currently own (doesn’t need to be hand knit) that fits the way they would like their finished sweater to fit. If you’d like to get a head start and are comfortable with swatching, knit and block a stockinette swatch with the main body needle size. Swatch should measure at least 4” x 4” (not including the border) when laid flat. Students who aren’t comfortable with swatching can bring their materials to the first class and we’ll go over best practices.