Class Name: Pullovers Sweaters Part 2
Class Date: Saturday February 2nd
Class Hours: 10:00 – 12:00pm
Instructor: Terry King
Class Cost: $35.00 per 2 hr session or $132.50 when you pay for all 4 in advance
Skill Level: Sightly experienced beginner and up
Class Description: Pullover Sweaters, especially seamless ones are great first garment projects. The class will be 4 sessions, approximately two weeks apart so there will be plenty of time to make progress between classes. The first class will be all about selecting the pattern right for you, your skill level and body type. It will include measuring you and helping you decide which size will fit and which yarn will work best. You will also get instruction on how to work a proper gauge swatch.
You will be able to choose between three different patterns to suit your taste. The patterns suggested are the drop shoulder The Weekender by Andrea Mowry, the circular Fair Isle yoke Humulus by Isabell Kraemer, or the basic top down raglan crew neck Brick by Clara Lee. All three sweaters are worsted weight and call for Brooklyn Tweed Shelter so this is a great opportunity to try this fabulous yarn completely sourced and created here in the USA!
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry – Andrea says “I combined my favorite attributes – texture, faux seams, drop shoulder, and some positive ease to create this versatile, flattering sweater! No matter your body type, it is perfect for wearing to the office or out on your weekend hike in the woods. I’ve already knit a second version, leaving off the sleeves so I can wear it in warmer weather or layered over a long sleeve tee!”
Humulus by Isabell Kraemer – “Humulus (the botanical name for hops) is a lovely sweater that celebrates the elegant hop flower, its flavours and its decorative qualities. The plant is described variously as zesty, piney, earthy and floral. This sweater encompasses all of these with its delicate colourwork pattern knitted in a warm and slightly rustic yarn. It is like being wrapped in a hug
Humulus is worked seamlessly from the top down. First some Short Rows are worked back and forth to create a higher back neck and then the round- yoke is worked top down to sleeve separation. Some last short-rows are worked to finish the yoke shaping right before
sleeve stitches are placed on hold, then the body is worked in rounds down to the hem. Sleeves are worked top down to the cuffs last.”
Brick by Clare Lee – “Brick is a simple, basic pullover perfect as your everyday sweater. It has a top-down raglan construction, which allows you to try on as you go to check your fit.”
Top-Down Circular Yoke Pullover by Purl Soho “Knit as simply as possible in the round, with some basic short row shaping at the back of the neck, the Top-Down Circular Yoke Cardigan Pattern is an excellent place to start for new sweater knitters, while long-time knitters will find satisfaction in this pullover’s classic engineering. ”
Please see each individual pattern for materials needed. I will be happy to help you select an appropriate yarn.
Date: February 02, 2019
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
End time: 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Yarn Refuge
Directions: 3368 Lakeside Ct, Reno, NV. Next to Swill Coffee & Wine.