September 13, 2018 –
When you think of classic color work sweaters, the classic YOKE SWEATER comes to mind! So, here it is, and in TOP-DOWN, SEAMLESS CONSTRUCTION! This pull-over sweater features a one-color Fair Isle pattern and can be knit from a 34.5-inch bust all the way to up 59.25! START NOW AND HAVE A SWEATER BY THE HOLIDAYS!! Yarnista Rosemarie Kammer will teach this 4-session class held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 13 & 27, Oct. 11 & 25.
All materials can be purchased at The Flying Needles for 10% off after registration. The class is limited to 6 people. Register for this class by stopping by or calling us at (757) 345-3655.
Class Level: Intermediate
Skills required: You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, knit in the round and have consistent tension
What you will learn: Importance of gauge, top-down sweater construction without seams, pattern reading, K2tog, KFB, SSK, using waste yarn to hold stitches, fair isle color work, how to reach a chart
Materials: Worsted weight yarn 925 to 1770 yards in the Main Color, 90 to 150 yards in the Coordinating Color all WOUND, US size 5 & 7 circular needles in 32” cables, 7 in 16” and DPNs in 5 & 7, stitch markers, darning needle, waste yarn, tape measure, gauge guide, scissors, a pencil, a highlighter**
HOMEWORK: Knit a 4” x 4” swatch (stockinette stitch – knit on right side & purl on wrong side) with your size 8 needles & yarn and confirm gauge prior to 1st class (please come to the shop if you need assistance). 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Pattern: Willard Fair Isle Pullover, $9 electronic Ravelry download or $10 printed
Cost: $120 with 24-hour advance reservation / $150 walk-in
**Notes: 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.