January 6, 2018 –
START NOW AND HAVE A LOVELY CARDI to wear before WINTER’s END!! Top-down, seamless and knit in one piece, the Stillwater is designed by LOVELY Marie Greene, one of the designers arriving for our March 31st RETREAT! SEE DETAILS HERE! Read about her crazy whim to knit this cardi on a 4-day deadline! If you’re looking for a fun project for a quick KAL, this might be the one. Sizes on this pattern range from a bust size of 32” to 52”. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this 4-session class held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 6 & 13, Feb. 3 & March 3.
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: Advanced Beginner
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off
What you will learn: Importance of gauge, top-down sweater construction without seams, pattern & chart reading, M1L, M1R, using waste yarn to hold stitches, knit sleeves top down on magic loop, picking up stitches for ribbing and binding off in pattern
Materials: 720 to 1456 yards worsted weight yarn WOUND, size 4 & 6 circular needles with 12” cable, US 4 with a 40” cable, US 6 with a 32” cable or sizes to get gauge, at least 8 stitch markers, tape measure, gauge guide, tapestry needle for yarn tails, waste yarn for placing work on hold, scissors, a pencil, a highlighter**
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: Stillwater by Marie Greene, $7 electronic or $9 in-store purchase
Cost: $120 with 24-hour advance reservation / $150 walk-in
**Notes for Stillwater: You will be writing on your pattern. Please bring a copy if you don’t want to mark your original. Have 1 or 2 skeins of your yarn wound prior to class if it comes in hanks. If you are uncertain of your size or the number of skeins you need, remember that wound yarn cannot be returned. Leave your last 1 or 2 hanks unwound, in case you have over bought.
Also, this sweater is not meant to close. It's meant to be more of a jacket. Many people who knitted this added extra coverage across the bust area. The sleeves also are 3/4. If you want to add more coverage or more sleeve, you will need to add yardage to your yarn purchase.