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Top-Down Raglan Sweater from Measurements

This class is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please call Customer Service at 800-367-9327. 

Imagine this: no more dependence on patterns, no more endless purling, no more poor fit, and no more sewing seams! The top-down raglan you knit will be your own design and made to your own measurements. There is no pattern, only a formula into which you plug your numbers. This style of sweater is not only fun to make and very comfortable, but it will also reflect your own unique sense of style. This sweater must be made for the person knitting it and the knitter must have a real sense of adventure. 

Skill Level: Advanced
Instructor: Erin Holman
Date: Tuesdays, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18; 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  Please note: the first class ends at 8:30pm.
Materials Required:

  • Knitting From the Top by Barbara Walker  (Note: this book is 15% off for students of this class. When purchasing by phone, let customer service know that it's for this class. If you are purchasing online, leave a note in the special instructions that you are also signing up for this class, and the discount will be applied by customer service.)
  • A sweater's worth of worsted-weight yarn (suggestions: Valley Yarns Berkshire, Amherst, Northampton, Stockbridge). See store staff if you need help with yardage estimation.
  • Circular (16" and 32") and double-pointed needles in size to get gauge you would like to use for this project 
  • Knitter's Tool Kit


  • Read pages 9-50 of Knitting From the Top
  • Knit and block a 6” x 6” stockinette swatch, changing needle size until you obtain the gauge you would like to use for this project. Please measure your swatch's gauge before and after you block it!
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