In this two-day workshop, Ann Budd will lead participants through all the details of putting together a miniature pullover, knit in four pieces, using The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. There will be some pre-class homework, but it will pay off when putting it all together with Ann Budd’s amazing tips and tricks! Techniques explored will include:
• determining the correct garment size
• measuring a gauge swatch
• calculating even spacing of increases or decreases
• centering a pattern stitch
• working selvedge stitches
• paired increases and decreases
• picking up stitches around a neckline
• an elastic bind-off appropriate for ribbed necklines
• tips and tricks along the way
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates: Saturday and Sunday 7/13 and 7/14
Time: 10am - 5pm
Prior to the first class, please complete the following:
With worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles (your choice of size 7 or 8), cast on 40 stitches. Work the edging of your choice (rib, garter st, seed st, etc.) for 1”, then work in stockinette stitch (knit right-side rows; purl wrong-side rows) until piece measures 5” from the cast-on edge, ending with a wrong-side row. Place stitches on holder.
Work same as back.
Sleeves (make 2):
Cast on 18 stitches. Work the edging of your choice for 1”. Choose between drop shoulder, modified drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve style. Continue as described below for your choice.
For Drop Shoulder or Modified Drop Shoulder Styles: Change to stockinette stitch and increase 1 st at each end of needle (inside selvedge stitches) every 2 rows 9 times, then every 4 rows 2 times—40 stitches. Work even until piece measures 5” from cast-on edge, ending with a wrong-side row.
For Set-in Sleeve Style: Change to stockinette stitch and increase 1 st at each end of needle (inside selvedge stitches) every 4 rows 5 times—28 stitches. Work even until piece measures 4½” from cast-on edge, ending with a wrong-side row.
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