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Sweater Construction*

This class is currently full. To be placed on the waiting list, please call Customer Service at 800-367-9327.

If you want to have more control over the sweaters you knit, or want to launch yourself into design, this class is an essential first step. After taking Sweater Construction, you will only need needles, yarn, and measurements to build a custom-fitted sweater. The goal of the class is to lay a solid foundation, so the focus will be on understanding and executing basic sweater construction principles. You will generate a stockinette-stitch, set-in sleeve pullover, with a round or V-neck, in bottom-up pieces to your desired fit. This class is open only to those who have completed First Sweater, Fearless Finishing, and Advanced Fearless Finishing.

Prerequisites: First Sweater, Fearless Finishing, and Advanced Fearless Finishing
Instructor: Sylvia Snape
Date: Saturdays - 9/20, 10/11, 11/1, 12/6; 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Materials Required: 

  • A sweater's worth of yarn.  See store staff if you need help with yardage estimation. Yarn should be basic; for this class avoid overly textured or overly dark yarns.
  • Further materials may be required as the course progresses. This will be decided with the instructor’s guidance.
  • Your Knitting Tool Kit
  • Shirley Paden, Knitwear Design Workshop (required Text, 15% discount with class)
  • Optional, but strongly recommended: Bring a sweater(s), either hand knit or commercial, that exhibits your desired fit.  


  • Prior to the first class, knit a swatch at least 6" x 6" in the yarn, needle size and stitch pattern you hope to use for your sweater.
  • Read chapters 1-3 of Knitwear Design Workshop, by Shirley Paden

When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.

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