Colorwork Top-Down Sweater Knitting (NEW!)
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In this class, we’ll discuss embarking on making a top-down yoked sweater to fit you—without using a pattern! Knitting from the top down, with a particular focus on adding colorwork, is an adventurous way to work. There will be fun choices and tricky ones along the way (fit, short-rows and colors, to name a few). You decide how much (or little) planning you would like to do before you pick up your needles and yarn. It’s about the thrill of a journey where you have a looser idea of your final destination. Though not for the fainthearted, you don’t need to be a mathematical or knitting whiz to do it.
Whichever level of wing-it suits your approach to knitting (and likely, life), it’s useful to start with knowing a few simple principles so you can think about how your measurements and stitches relate to each other (and your dream sweater). This class is discussion-based and aims to send you off inspired, with a good grounding in garment construction to allow you to proceed with confidence (and plenty of permission to fudge).
- planning a top-down knitted sweater to fit you
- measuring for fit
- considering ease
- deducing tension
- the benefit of short rows
- combining colors to build a palette
- applying color and pattern to a sweater
Technique Requirements: Must have experience knitting a sweater involving colorwork; must be totally comfortable knitting in the round and understand the terminology
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):