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Simple Garments-Ease by Alicia Plummer

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Class Name: Simple Garments-Ease by Alicia Plummer

Contact Yarn Refuge to sign up for this class 775-384-1600.

Class Date: Thursday–February 1st

Class Hours: 10:00am-12:00pm

Instructor: Terry King

Class Cost: $35.00 per 2 hr session

Skill Level: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate

Class Description: Ease is all about comfort. It’s your man’s sweater, redefined. Cozy, squishy, drapey–but with fit. The tailored waist shaping skims your curves gently for everyday wear, while fold up sleeves and tons of length boost the comfort factor. Please note that the sweater has a built in 3 inches of positive ease. Two options are included for the neckline – the classic scoop neck or Tanya’s drawstring collar. Please note that to work the drawstring collar, an additional 200 yards is recommended. There is a bulky version called Eased. You may choose either version. These are top down sweaters with raglan shaping.

Material Needed:

  • 1000 to 1600 yards worsted weight yarn
  • US #6 & #10 circular needles in 24” or 32” length or size to get gauge or
  • 780 to 1430 yards bulky weight yarn
  • US# 10.5 and #11 circular needles in 24” or 32” length or size to get gauge.
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry or Darning needle

Pattern: Worsted version Ease by Alicia Plummer or Bulky version Eased by Alicia Plummer

What skills you should have: Experienced Beginner to Advanced

What skills you will learn: How to create the Duplicate stitch on both the knit side and the purl side. You will then learn how to use this technique to repair small holes, fasten dropped stitches, and add color work that resembles fair isle.

Homework:

  • Purchase all materials and have yarn wound if needed.
  • Swatch for gauge and launder as you will your finished garment. You must get the pattern gauge.