Sunday 02/21/2016, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Teddy Bear Sweater: Finishing Fun! with Anne Berk
Knitting is fun, but finishing is where a project comes together and the magic happens. Learn essential tips and useful tricks while putting together a sweater to fit a teddy bear. You will knit the back, fronts, and a sleeve from bottom up at home. In class, we will learn 2 ways to do shoulder seams, knit the other sleeve from the top down, pick up stitches for button bands, make buttonholes, and assemble this adorable sweater with invisible seams. It's fast, and it's fun!
Homework, the yarn used for homework to finish the sweater, (contrasting color for neck and boarder bands may be used), the needles used for knitting, along with slightly smaller sized needles to work the bands, locking markers or pins, yarn needle, scissors.
With a smooth, worsted-weight yarn and size 5 needles, cast on 40 sts. Work k1,p1 rib for 5 rows (1/2”).
Switch to size 8 needles and knit in stockinette stitch for 3 1/2” for a total of 4” from the bottom edge.
Row 1 (RS) Knit 11 sts and place the remaining stitches on a holder to be worked later. Row 2 (WS) Purl. Row 3 Knit. Row 4 Purl. Row 5 Knit. Row 6 Purl. Row 7 Bind off all stitches for the right shoulder.
Leave center 18 sts on holder, and put the remaining 11 sts on the size 8 needle to work the left shoulder.
Row 1 Rejoin yarn at the neck, and knit all 11 sts. Row 2 (WS) Purl to end. Row 3 Knit. Row 4 Purl. Row 5 Knit. Row 6 Purl. Row 7 Leave stitches on holder for the left shoulder.
FRONT (make 2, reversing shaping for left and right as for back) With size 5 needles, cast on 18 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 5 rows (1/2”).
Switch to size 8 needles and knit in stockinette stitch for 3 1/2”, for a total of 4” from the bottom edge.
Left front: Knit 11 sts, and place the remaining 7 stitches on a holder to be worked later.
Right front: Place 7 sts on holder and knit the remaining 11 sts for shoulder.
Turn work, and begin shoulders. Work Rows 1-7 binding off all sts for the right shoulder and leaving sts on holder for the left shoulder.
With size 5 needle, cast on 24 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 5 rows. Switch to size 8 needle, and knit one row. Row 1 Purl. Row 2 Knit. Row 3 Purl. Row 4 Knit 1, make 1, knit to last st, make 1, k1 (26 sts total). Row 5 Purl. Row 6 Knit. Row 7 Purl.
Bind off all sts.