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This class is targeted at an advanced beginner/intermediate knitter, and would make a good first sweater project for someone comfortable with the basics (knit/purl, ribbing, increases, decreases, circular knitting, DPNs, etc). Experience with cables is not necessary, but is helpful.
Knit on big needles and bulky yarn, the OWLS sweater is a fast knit with simple construction and minimal seaming through circular needles. This pattern reduces bulk through the fit of the sweater and has several large, tall, owl cables standing proudly on the yoke. Pattern must be downloaded from Ravelry. Sweater will be knitted over the course of the 6 weeks, homework must be done before class.
Registration: Come in or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space in class. Advance payment is required. Refunds available only if we are able to fill your space in the class.
Cost: $40 for six 2hr sessions ($60 if materials are purchased elsewhere)
Schedule: The OWLS Class will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm, starting August 19th (subject to change due to the needs of the class).
Week 1 (Aug 19): Introduction to yoked sweaters, Casting on and Hip shaping
Week 2 (Aug 26): Waist shaping and Bust Increases
Week 3 (Sept 2): Completion of the body, Sleeves
Week 4 (Sept 9): Joining Body and Sleeves
Week 5 (Sept 16): Yoke and Cables
Week 6 (Sept 23): Yoke and Cables (if necessary), Finishing Techniques and Beading
Limit: 7 students, advance registration is required (classes will be canceled and all fees refunded if we do not have at least 4 students signed up).
Materials: Note that each student MUST download the free pattern and bring it with them to class. Anna has obtained the author's permission to use her pattern for the class, with the stipulation that each student print her own copy.
- Pattern (available for free on Ravelry)
- 500-800g chunky-weight yarn
- Size 10 and 10.5 circular needles in short (24") and long (32" OR 40") and (DPN OR long circular)
- 32-42 buttons
- tapestry needle
- cable needle (OR DPN)
- stitch markers of two different colours or types