Knit Your First Sweater

Dates:           Wednesdays May 24, June 7, June 21, July12: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost:              $45.00

Materials:    Select your own cardigan pattern using worsted weight yarn

Obtain materials list from that pattern

Skill Level:   Comfortable knitter


Week 1

Raglan vs. Pieced or Top down vs. Bottom up?

Taking Measurements and matching them to pattern size

Choosing yarn and swatching

Where to start: sleeves (in pieced sweaters) or lower back?

Starting a Raglan: increasing to underarms


Week 2

Raglan: Removing sleeves and continuing for body

Pieced: Beginning Fronts (two at a time), shoulder and front shaping


Week 3

Raglan: Body Shaping

Pieced: Back Shaping


Week 4

Both Styles: Button bands, buttonholes, neck bands

Both Styles: Seaming and Finishing, Blocking


Students will choose a pattern from any source such as Ravelry or perhaps a knitting book that calls for worsted weight yarn. The yarn and needles (if necessary) can be purchased either before class starts or the first night of class. The class format will be a workshop. Students will be grouped based on the style of sweater. Students may work at their own pace, but I will give them target dates so that they will get the most out of the lesson topics.

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