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Class - Sweater Ready (Yoke Neck) Part 2 - Making



You can register for Part 1 HERE.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Students should be interested in making a sweater.  Sweater-making experience is not required.  This can be your FIRST sweater!
  • Students should have basic knitting skills and be able to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off independently without assistance.  Knitters should be able to do at least some form of increases and decreases.
  • If registering for Part 2 only, it will be assumed that the student has already completed yarn selections, gauge swatching, size selection, and related planning work.
  • Note taking materials, tape measure, spare needles, stitch markers, and anything else you consider part of your essential knitting toolkit.
  • Your project in progress along with your working yarn.  Pre-class homework assignments will be given to keep the class on target and in sync with class discussions and demonstrations.  See the Target Agenda for class, and come ready to work on the skills/sections noted to get the best benefit from class.  Regardless of which pattern (or construction method) you select, you will have at least some pre-class knitting to complete before the first day of class. 
  • If registering for Part 2 only, it will be assumed that the student has already completed yarn selections, gauge swatching, size selection, and related planning work.

Helpful Knowledge:

  • Experience knitting stranded colorwork may be helpful, but not required.  You’ll learn in class.
  • Experience knitting short rows may be helpful, but not required.  You’ll learn in class.

Bring to Class:

  • Your printed pattern.  Bring all of it, not just the part you are working on, including parts you don’t think you’ll ever need. 
  • Note taking materials, tape measure, spare needles, stitch markers, and anything else you consider part of your essential knitting toolkit.
  • Your project in progress along with your working yarn.  Pre-class homework assignments will be given to keep the class on target and in sync with class discussions and demonstrations. 
    • See the Target Agenda for class, and come ready to work on the skills/sections noted to get the best benefit from class.  Regardless of which pattern (or construction method) you select, you will have at least some pre-class knitting to complete before the first day of class. 
      • Bottom-Up knitters will have more knitting up front in the target schedule.
      • Top-down knitters will have more knitting at the end of the target schedule.

Topics Covered: (spread over 5 days)

Topics covered will vary and often be returned to on more than one occasion.  

See Target Class Agenda Topics are expected to include some combination of:

  • Demonstrations at critical locations for fit adjustment, tricky procedures, or new skills.
  • Understanding splitting and joining instructions, understanding intent/goal, assessing progress, and making modifications at critical points.
  • Finishing Skills:  Seaming at the underarm, weaving in ends, blocking
  • Short Row Tips, Tricks, and Techniques. 
    • Knowledge of short rows is not required, you’ll learn in class.
    • Learn various techniques and discuss how to swap between techniques if you have a favorite or detested method. 
      • German (double stitch) -  Used in Panic Sweater
      • Wrap and Turn (with and/or without picking up wraps) - Used in Dijon and Strange Brew
      • Shadow (twin stitch), Yarn over, Japanese, lifted if time allows
  • Stranded Colorwork Tips, Tricks and Techniques.
    • Knowledge of colorwork is not required, you’ll learn in class.
    • We’ll cover things like: carrying yarns (with one or two hands), color dominance (and if you need to care about it), avoiding long floats, checking your colorwork gauge

 

 Target Agenda

 

 


Pattern Suggestions:


Panic Sweater by Casapinka
 
(aka “no need to” Panic Sweater)

  • Construction Method: Top-down
  • Yoke Design: No colorwork, but a lovely variety of stitch textures are utilized in the yoke
  • Short Rows:  Yes (Short rows are recommended but can be omitted)
    • Location:  Short row shaping at the neck
    • Technique:  German Short Rows (Short row techniques can be swapped if you don’t like this one!)
  • Size Range:  Adult
    • 40 (44, 48, 52, 56)60, 64, 68, 72)” Finished Measurements Chest/Bust
  • Yarn weight:  
    • DK or 20 sts per 4"
  • How to Get it:  $8 Ravelry in-store purchase*

 


Strange Brew by Tin Can Knits
 
(including both top-down and bottom-up)

  • Construction Method: Both Top-down and Bottom-up instructions provided
  • Yoke design:  Stranded Colorwork (optional)
    • Colorwork is always optional and can be omitted or reduced.
    • Design your own colorwork patterns if you want! 
  • Short Rows: Yes (Short rows are recommended but can be omitted)
    • Location:  Short row shaping below yoke
    • Technique:  Wrap and Turn Short Rows (Short row techniques can be swapped if you don’t like this one!
  • Size Range:  Incredible Baby to Adult inclusive range!
    • 18.5 (21.5, 24, 24, 26.5, 29.5, 29.5, 32, 34.5, 37.5, 37.5, 40, 42.5, 45.5, 48, 50.5, 56, 58.537.5, 42.5, 45.5, 50.5, 53.5, 58.5, 61.5)” Finished Measurements Chest/Bust
  • Yarn weight:  Loads of yarn and gauge options!!!
    • Aran/Worsted or 18sts per 4”
    • DK or 22sts per 4”
    • Sock/Fingering or 26sts per 4"
  • How to Get it:  $10 Ravelry in-store purchase*
    • Or get the full ebook on Ravelry on you own (no shop printing).
    • Or find a print copy of the book somewhere (it’s out of print, lucky you if you find one).

 


Dijon
 by Coralie Meslin 

  • Construction Method:  Bottom-up construction
  • Yoke Design:  Stranded Colorwork (optional)
    • Colorwork is always optional and can be omitted or reduced.
  • Short Rows: Yes (Short rows are recommended but can be omitted.)
    • Location:  Short row shaping at neck
    • Technique:  Wrap and Turn Short Rows (Short row techniques can be swapped if you don’t like this one!
  • Size Range: Adult
    • 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”Finished Measurements Chest/Bust
  • Yarn weight:
    • Worsted or 20 sts per 4”
  • How to Get it:  FREE. Download here.  We can provide print a copy for your use.

 

Pick your own pattern

Pick your own pattern and follow along in class.  Using one of the suggest patterns, or a pattern from the Strange Brew book is highly recommended. But if you have your heart set on a specific pattern, everything you learn in class will be applicable to other sweaters.

 

*About Ravelry In-Store Purchases:

  • Cloverhill gets a small portion of the pattern sale, but most of it goes directly to the designer. 
    • It’s a great way to support the shop and the pattern designer.
  • Cloverhill will print the pattern for you.
    • If you purchase a pattern independently, we cannot print it for you.
  • Ravelry will email a link for you to download the PDF.
    • An email address must be provided at time of purchase.
  • The pattern (and all future updates) will be available to you forever in your Ravelry library.
    • Your Ravelry ID must be provided at time of purchase. (not your password!)

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.