August 24, 2017 –
Do you want to learn the basics of making a sweater without all the sweat equity of a full-blown adult-sized sweater? Or do you have a cutie pie you just HAVE TO whip up a sweater for? If either is true, this is the perfect class for you! Learn the basics of a knitted top-down sweater construction with minimal seaming & a raglan sleeve – just mini-sized. And good GLORY do we have some sweet yarns for the bambino in your life! There are multiple offerings for this 2-session class taught by Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson:
10:30 to 12:30 Wednesdays, June 21 & 27;
10:30 to 12:30 Tuesdays, July 18 & July 25;
1 to 3 pm Saturdays, July 22 & Aug. 5;
1-3 pm Thursdays Aug. 10 & 24.
2-4 pm Fridays, Sept. 22 & 29
All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after you have registered. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Beginner
Skills required: Long tail cast on, knit, purl
What you will learn: Kf/b, YO, K2Tog, knitting in the round, basic sweater construction, joining yarns
Materials: 522 yards of DK yarn (we recommend any Dreambaby or Dreambaby Paintpot), US size 4 and 6 circular needles with 16” cables, US size 6 circular needle with 24” cable, stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving ends, knit gauge checker
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your needles & yarn and confirm gauge prior to 1st class **
Pattern: Plymouth’s 2833 Pullover, included in class price.
**Notes for the Beginning Baby Sweater: You will be writing on your pattern. Please bring a copy if you don’t want to mark your original. You will need to confirm your gauge prior to class. Please purchase your yarn in advance of the class and knit a 4” by 4” swatch with the US 6 needles and bring to class. Use your gauge checker to confirm you are knitting at 5 ½ stitches per inch. If you need assistance with checking your gauge, please come by the shop.