You have mastered the knit and purl stitch, can make drawers full of scarves and shawls, but are uneasy about making a real sweater that has to fit because the instructions are intimidating. Let this class be the ramp to knitting success from a seasoned 20-year yarn shop owner, knitwear designer, and teacher. Learn about the language of knitting—the abbreviations, the parentheses, brackets, the asterisks—and manage those confusing “at the same time” directions. Learn how to identify gauge for both stitches and rows and know exactly what to adjust if necessary. Learn fiber facts, choosing size and ease, and how to substitute yarn. Use your new knowledge by practicing a sampling of various shaping directions, stitches, and repeats, which will reinforce your ability to understand directions. Learn about blocking, picking up stitches, and realize that you can make a sweater that fits!
Supplies for Class:
Light-color Aran-weight wool, US size 9 needles, and stitch markers.