Colorwork Top-Down Sweater Knitting (EXCLUSIVE!)
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In this class, we’ll discuss embarking on making a top-down yoked sweater to fit you—knitting 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, colors, and short rows, to name a few) and you choose 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 loose idea of your final destination. It is not for the feint-hearted, but 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 equations, measurements, and principles so you can think about how they 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
- the benefit of short rows
- managing floats
- combining colors to build a palette
- deducing tension
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: