Knit Your First Sweater

Starts: September 24, 2017 3:00 pm

5 Sundays: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Meets on: September 24, October 1, October 15, October 29, and November 12  (No class on October 8, October 22, or November 5)

Instructor: Amy Blake-Baldwin

Level: Experienced Beginner. Some experience required; this is a great class for students who have taken a beginning knitting class. Students should be comfortable knitting, purling, casting on, binding off, and knitting a gauge swatch.

Cost:$100 plus materials / Students receive a 10% discount on class materials if they are purchased at JP Knit & Stitch

Intimidated by knitting a sweater?  Don’t be!  We’ve picked a easy to wear elegant sweater that you won’t want to take off. The Lesley Sweater by Hannah Fetig is a seamless sweater knit from the top down. This great pattern uses short rows to get that perfect fit and a loose Aran weight yarn for fast knitting.

This is the perfect class if you’ve knit a scarf and hat, but you want to grow your skills by knitting your very first sweater.

The class will meet for two Sundays in a row to get you started, and then every other Sunday for three more sessions. Be ready to do some knitting between classes, and come out with a finished sweater!

Important Pre-Class Homework:
To get ready for the first class, you’ll need to select your sweater yarn and knit and block your swatch.

For yarn for your sweater, we recommend a, Aran Weight. For instance: Cestari 2Ply Worsted. You can come into the shop for hands-on help with a staff member, who can help you select the proper yarn and needle size.

You can find additional help for knitting your own swatch from this article.

Come to class ready to knit with your swatch, sweater yarn, pattern, and needles.

Materials needed:
The Lesley Pattern by Hannah Fetig (found in the Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures, also can be purchased through Ravelry as a single pattern)
US 9 and 10
Stitch markers
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle