via Zoom with The Tea Cozy Yarn Shop.
Let’s knit a sweater! Using Brooklyn Tweed’s My First Raglan Sweater pattern, we’ll learn all the important steps in knitting a top-down sweater that fits. In the first class we’ll look at gauge, sizing and how to make basic pattern adjustments. From there, we’ll breakdown each technique step by step to learn German short rows, increases & decreases with ways to track them, tips for knitting sleeves and more. You’ll finish this series with a beautiful sweater.
- Basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches, knitting in the round plus casting on and binding off. Familiarity with increases is helpful.
- Class: Sundays, April 17 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 5 & 19 from 10-11:30am
- First Raglan Sweater pattern by Jared Flood available on Ravelry or at Brooklyn Tweed
- Worsted weight in the amount stated for your size in the pattern.
- US#7, 16” & 32” circular needles or size needed to achieve gauge (we’ll go over this in our first class)
- US#5, 16” circular needle
- US#5 double pointed needles or US#5, 32” or 40” circular needles if you prefer to use magic loop method for the sleeves. If you knit size 1 & 2, you’ll need US#7 double pointed needles as well if that is your preferred method to knit sleeves.
- Locking stitch markers, three different colors if possible
- Crochet needle or stitch fixer
- Needle point protectors
- Waste yarn (yarn scrap in a contrasting color than your sweater yarn)
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
Homework: Knit a gauge swatch
Students receive a 10% discount on yarn for this class purchased at The Tea Cozy.