Introducing our first Knit class!
Knit to Fit:
Knit an Entire Sweater That Fits!
5 Student Max
Have you ever fallen in love with that perfect sweater pattern, made it and it didn’t fit? Or…have you never made a sweater before and were afraid to try? Then this class is for you!
In this course you will learn how to take your measurements and customize a sweater to fit your body. You will be making a classic pullover in worsted weight yarn. This will be the basis that you can use for fitting all future sweaters. Never make a sweater that doesn’t fit again.
Kindly pay for the knit class in store - not online. Please just contact the shop via email or by phone 541-603-2600 with questions.
Instructor: Marianne Garrison, you can find her on Ravelry @meowmom1955. You may already know Marianne from her work at the former Knit Shop in Southtowne. She is a knitting expert with over 30 years of experience. You can contact her here: firstname.lastname@example.org
9/29: Getting Started: Take measurements and decide on size. Get info on yarn requirements and where to go for yarn. If you have worsted weight yarn and any circular needles, bring them and we can see if they can be used.
10/6: Start Knitting: You will do your swatch and learn how to check your gauge. Cast on with a sturdy stretchy cast on. Determine any side shaping for fronts and backs. How to attach a second skein.
10/20: Shaping upper body: Binding off and shaping armholes. How to create a strong edge for a polished finish. Shape neck edge.
10/27: Shoulders & Edgings: Binding off shoulders for a smooth shoulder seam. Planning and starting sleeves. How determine sleeve lengths and adjusting circumference of sleeve if needed. Invisible increasing. Making two at once.
11/3: Shaping upper sleeve cap to fit the armhole. Pick up stitches for neckband. Learning the pick up ratio for a smooth ribbing.
11/17: Putting it all together. How to sew in your sleeves and side seams for a make or break finish. Weaving in ends and blocking to perfection.
6 Sessions. 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and 11/17 ALL TIMES 9am to 11 am
Pattern for classic pullover in worsted weight yarn will be provided
Appropriate circular needle size to be determined
Removable stitch markers, small scissors, tape measure and gauge, pen and paper for notes.
Class payment: Payments will be accepted in store only, not online.
In order to secure your spot in the class please drop off payment at L’Etoffe Fabrics by cash or check. Or kindly drop off a cash deposit of $25, the remainder can be paid the first day of class. The first day of class credit card charges will be accepted.
Class Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your attendance 7 days prior to the class with a full refund. After that there will be no refunds.
Once class is filled we will begin a wait-list.