Helena is thrilled to be teaching the aptly named February Lady Sweater in February. This is the number one sweater on ravelry for a reason (Over 7,000 made! ravelry link)! It's a fantastic 'first sweater' for an advanced beginner. Beginners can easily omit the lacework and do a solid garter-stitch sweater.
Pattern: February Lady Sweater (pdf), by Pamela Wynne, from Flint Knits
Cost: $63 if you buy materials here / $89 if you bring your own
Note: Please download, print, and bring the pattern with you to the first class.
Schedule: Saturdays from 1-3pm, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 6: **Bring a 4" square garter stitch swatch in your sweater-yarn to the first class** Calculate gauge and size, cast-on, begin yoke construction
Homework: complete yoke
Feb 13: Separate sleeves, begin lace work
Homework: complete body
Feb 20th: Pick-up sleeve stitches, sleeve construction, in-the-round knitting
Homework: complete sleeve
Feb 27th (optional): 2nd sleeve help, make-up session
Limit: 7 students, advance registration is required (class may be canceled & all fees refunded if we do not have at least 3 students signed up).
- 750-1400 yards worsted weight yarn. Cascade 220 is an extremely affordable option and would be lovely in this pattern. Colinette Cadenza or Berroco Pure Merino provide more luxury and easy-care options.
- 32" US Size 8 circular needle
- Set of US Size 8 DPNs (for those not comfortable with the magic loop method)
- Stitch markers
- 3 buttons 7/8"