Sweater Making: SU Jan 9, 16 & 23, 12-2 pm

$80.00
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Fitting a sweater can be a difficult task. Not only does the Rift have two necklines, optional bust darts, and custom fit bicep, you will have a teacher to help you on your way to fit success. With this size inclusive pattern you will learn bottom up construction, how to pick up stitches, German short rows, and the 3-needles bind off.

Three 2 hour classes

Skills needed: 
This class is intermediate. Students should be able to knit, purl and knit in round

Skills learned: 

  • Swatching and gauge
  • Taking Body Measurements 
  • Reading a schematic and selecting size
  • Following sweater instructions
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • German Short Rows
  • Hold Stitches, Pick Up From Scrap Yarn
  • Finishing

 

Materials:

  • Yarn: 550-1025 yard sport bulky yarn. See sizes below to find the correct yardage for your size.
  • US 8 (5.0 mm) long circular needle, and needles for preferred method of small circumference knitting (magic loop, two circulars, or DPNs) or size needed to obtain gauge of 16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
  • Stitch Markers
  • Spare Yarn or Stitch Holders
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Optional: Susan Bates Stitch Fixer Tool or Crochet Hook for picking up stitches
  • A Copy of Rift by Jacqueline Cieslak, available on Ravelry

 

Finished bust circumference: (40, 44, 48) [52, 56, 60] {64, 68, 72} inches

Yarn requirements by yardage: (550, 600, 650) [700, 750, 800] {875, 950, 1025} 

Homework:

Purchase yarn and complete a gauge swatch before arriving to class. Swatch should be blocked.

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