Thursday 02/21/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Knitting Garment construction
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My First Sweater with Beth Whiteside
Ready to go beyond scarves & hats? Take the terror out of sweater-making with this sleeveless teddy-size shell. You will learn about garment types (drop-shoulder, inset, and set-in sleeve sweaters, cardigans, etc) and ways in which they can be constructed (top-down, bottom-up, in seamed pieces or seamlessly). You'll learn how to read pattern instructions that translate the inches of a garment into the stitches and rows of knitting. And you'll apply what you have learned by knitting up and seaming together the pieces of a small sample. Let's make your first sweater together!
__70 yards of smooth #4 worsted-weight yarn in light or bright color
__Knitting needles in size appropriate for yarn (between 4.25-5mm/US 6-8, depending on how tight you knit) plus third needle (any type) in same size
__Ruler, preferably metal
__small stitch holders
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
Cast on 24 stitches. Knit 2 rows. Row 1 (RS) Knit. Row 2 Purl.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4" [10 cm]. Cut yarn, leaving a 6" [15 cm] tail; slip stitches to a stitch holder or piece of scrap yarn.
Make a second square, same as the first, but leave stitches on needle and yarn attached.