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ZOOM Knitting: Colorwork Sweater with Michelle Bowman (1/7)
September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Choose Your Own Adventure: Colorwork Pullover Sweater
ZOOM Knitting Class with Michelle Bowman
The round yoke sweater and the stranded colorwork technique were made for each other! There are so many beautiful colorwork patterns available, and the basic sweater itself is quite easy to knit, while also offering options for fit customization.
In this class, we will knit a top-down colorwork pullover. We’ll have six colorwork patterns available, and you can choose the new skills that you want to try. First time ever doing colorwork and round yoke sweaters? There’s an easy colorwork pattern for you. Maybe you’ve done some colorwork but never before knitted a round yoke sweater? More complex colorwork patterns are available. Experienced in colorwork but would like to learn more about customizing fit? Yep, we can do that. There will even be info about how to create a steek to turn a pullover pattern into a cardigan.
We will learn about swatching in the round and how to use the swatch to choose the size of sweater to knit. We’ll learn some methods to keep good tension on your colorwork stitches to keep the fabric from puckering. We’ll talk about some options in edge finishes and collar styles, and how to make your sweater longer (while making sure you don’t run out of yarn).
Class and session length: There are seven 2-hour sessions, with plenty of knitting time in between classes.
Students should be comfortable with knit stitch and purl stitch, knitting in the round and using DPNs or magic loop, cast-on and bind-off, increases and decreases, know the difference between stockinette and garter stitch fabrics.
-“Strange Brew: A Colourwork Knitting Adventure” by Tin Can Knits
-Yarn: to be discussed in class. A women’s XL takes around 1800 yards (worsted weight).
-Needles: 32 -40” circular needles and double-pointed needles (or proficiency in magic loop) appropriate for yarn
-A darning/tapestry needle.
-Several removable stitch markers
-Measuring tape and calculator
-Other small supplies will be discussed in class.