Because they can be tried on for fit along the way and because they require no seaming, many knitters prefer to knit sweaters from the top-down. Following the techniques outlined in Ann Budd?s book, The Knitter?s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, learn the basics for knitting a sweater from the top down by knitting a miniature crewneck pullover (it may fit an infant) in worsted-weight yarn. You?ll learn basic sweater design and construction principles for working from the top down, how to follow patterns in all The Knitter?s Handy Book series by Ann Budd, as well as tips and tricks along the way. ADVANCED-BEGINNER KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED; MUST BE COMFORTABLE WORKING IN THE ROUND.
In this class, we?ll practice fixing common mistakes, including ripping out, picking up dropped stitches (even edge stitches!), reversing the direction of a cable turn, and correcting a snag that breaks the yarn. ADVANCED-BEGINNER KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED; MUST KNOW HOW TO CAST-ON, BIND-OFF, KNIT, PURL, TURN A CABLE In this class, we?ll practice fixing common mistakes, including ripping out, picking up dropped stitches (even edge stitches!), reversing the direction of a cable turn, and correcting a snag that breaks the yarn. ADVANCED-BEGINNER KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED; MUST KNOW HOW TO CAST-ON, BIND-OFF, KNIT, PURL, TURN A CABLE Materials: One partial ball of your choice of yarn (tightly twisted worsted-weight wool or wool blend in a solid light recommended); knitting needles in a size appropriate for your yarn; cable needle; crochet hook. Homework CO 18 sts. Row 1 and 3: (RS) K4, p2, k6, p2, k4. Rows 2 and 4: (WS) K6, p6, k6. Row 5: (RS) K4, p2, slide 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, k3, k3 from cable needle, p2, k4. Rows 6 and 8: (WS) K6, p6, k6. Rows 7 and 9: (RS) K4, p2, k6, p2, k4. Row 10: (WS) K6, p6, k6. Rep Rows 1?10 once more (20 rows total). Place sts on a holder. Do not cut yarn.
Knitted skirts are becoming wardrobe staples?the ?pleated? silhouette looks great on all body types and they require a lot less shaping than sweaters! In this class, we?ll take proper body measurements and combine them with your choice of gauge to create a personalized pattern for a classic-looking ?pleated? skirt similar to Putting On The Pleats [https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/putting-on-the-pleats] with a perfect fit, no matter your size. You can choose yarn ahead of time (see homework) or plan to purchase yarn the day of the workshop. Homework is optional (see below). Experience level: ADVANCED-BEGINNER KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRES; MUST BE COMFORTABLE KNITTING IN ROUNDS AND INCREASING. Materials to bring: Pencil; tape measure. Optional: Your choice of fingering or sport-weight yarn for a skirt (you?ll be notified prior to class how much you?ll need based on your high-hip circumference); appropriate 24? circular needles for your chosen yarn; pencil; tape measure; homework swatch. Please wear close-fitting pants (yoga pants or leggings are ideal) to facilitate taking measurements.