August 30, 2017 –
START NOW AND HAVE A SWEATER BY THE HOLIDAYS!! And if the thought of knitting a sweater makes you break out in sweats, we assure you, this class will have you feeling like a PRO! A top-down, EASY beginner sweater class – no seaming, no stitching pieces in, it’s all KNITTING BABY! This simple Top Down Pullover with raglan sleeves by Diane Soucy is just GORGEOUS! And you can knit it with a roll neck or a ribbed neck. Sizes on this pattern range from a bust size of 34” to 54”. Yarnista & Owner Susan Dickerson will teach this 4-session class held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 16 & 30, Sept. 13 & 27.
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: 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 reading, K2tog, ssk, using waste yarn to hold stitches, knit sleeves top down on magic loop, picking up stitches around a neck and under arms, binding off in pattern
Materials: 1275 to 1950 yards worsted weight yarn WOUND, size 4 & 6 circular needles in both 24” & 16” lengths, size 4 & 6 double point needles, circular needles in 16” length (or sizes to get gauge), at least 4 stitch markers, tape measure, gauge guide, tapestry needle for yarn tails and for placing work on holders, 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: Diane Soucy’s Mid-Weight Neck Down Pullover for Women, $7 in-store purchase
**Notes for the Top-Down Beginning Sweater: 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.