In this three-day workshop you will learn how to knit a simple bulky weight child’s cardigan/jacket. (The same pattern is also available in women’s sizes. When you have mastered the child’s size, you will be able to use the skills learned in this workshop to knit the adult sized cardigan if desired.) You will learn to follow a pattern, knit a gauge swatch, knit a garment from the neck down, place markers, increase and decrease stitches, divide your work for sleeves, fashion pockets, use double point needles to knit sleeves in the round, pick up stitches to knit a front band, and make buttonholes. We will also review how to correct simple mistakes.
The class will meet in three sessions. After each session students will work at home to reach a specified point in the project, in order to learn and practice new skills the following class session. Pattern and yarn to make the smallest size cardigan are included in the materials fee. You may bring your own needles or purchase at time of class. Needles specified in the pattern are 24″ circular needles sizes US 10 and 8 and double pointed needle sizes 10 and 8 or sizes required to get correct gauge.
Before taking this class, you should have mastered the basics of knitting and be able to knit in the round on double pointed needles.
This is a three-day class.
- The first session is from 9am – 4pm.
- The second and third sessions are from 9am – 3pm.
Schedule for 2017 is:
- 10/3, 10/17, and 10/31