Knit Your First Sweater Course

Knit Your First Sweater Course

Slipstitch Ldn

  • £75.00
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Come and knit your first sweater! If you want to move on from scarves and hats to your first garment, this course is for you. With a group of other intrepid knitters, your tutor will guide you through your project, breaking the pattern down into manageable sections and knitting it along with you. At the end of six weeks, you'll not only have a beautiful handmade garment fitted specially to you, but the knowledge and skills to knit hundreds of other patterns and fill your wardrobe with handknits!
We'll be running two sessions - one over the summer and one in the autumn. The summer classes will be 10:30 till 12:30 and the autumn classes 2 till 4.
Participants will get 10% off wool and supplies - we will be doing orders from Rowan, DROPS and West Yorkshire Spinners so can take special requests for any double knitting yarns. Please come in and peruse the shade cards and make your requests! The deadline for orders is two weeks before the first class to allow for their arrival.

Dates
  • Week One - 29th June / 7th September: swatching, picking your size, understanding how the pattern will work
  • Week Two - 13th July / 21st September: casting on, short rows (wrap and turns)
  • Week Three - 27th July / 5th October: increases, raglan shaping
  • Week Four - 10th August / 19th October: dividing for sleeves, waist shaping
  • Week Five - 24th August / 2nd November: sleeves, blocking demonstration
  • Week Six - 7th September / 16th November: modelling and troubleshooting!

You will need to bring:

  • Double Knitting weight yarn, enough yardage for your size jumper
  • 3.5mm and 4mm circular needles, 60cm (and 40cm, if preferred)
  • 3.5mm and 4mm double pointed needles
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders or scrap yarn

Size and Yarn Information

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL)

Recommended ease: about 2” of positive ease (i.e. finished measurement of jumper is 2" bigger than your measurement)

Finished Measurements

  • Neck opening: 15¼, (18½, 18½, 18½, 18½, 19, 19¾, 19¾) inches; 38 (46, 46, 46, 46, 47.5, 49.5, 49.5) cm.
  • Bust circumference: 29½ (34, 38, 42, 45½, 50½, 54, 58) inches; 74 (85, 95, 105, 114, 126, 135, 145) cm.
  • Yoke depth: 6 (7, 7½, 9, 10¼, 11, 12¼, 13¼) inches; 15 (17.5, 19, 22.5, 25.5, 27, 30.5, 33) cm.
  • Upper sleeve circumference: 10¾ (12, 12¾, 14½, 15½, 17, 18, 19½) inches; 27 (30, 32, 36, 38.5, 42.5, 45, 48.5) cm.
  • Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 19½ inches; 49 cm (customizable)
  • Length from underarm to hem: 17 inches; 42.5 cm.

Yarn Requirements

880 (930, 1000, 1200, 1300, 1490, 1600, 1750) yards [800 (845, 909, 1090, 1180, 1350, 1450 meters] of DK weight yarn. 


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