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    Sweater Basics and Finishing with Ann Budd

    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  
    • seaming  
    • blocking  
    • tips and tricks along the way
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Dates: Saturday and Sunday 7/13 and 7/14
    Time: 10am - 5pm
    Materials Required:

    • The Knitter’s Handy Guide to Sweater Patterns
    • 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn such as Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted or Cascade 220 (you may need only 1 skein but you want to be sure not to run out)
    • size 7 or 8 straight needles plus a set of double-pointed needles one size smaller for neckband, if desired
    • tape measure; calculator; tapestry needle; stitch holders; round stitch markers and removable stitch markers. 
    • Optional but helpful: The Knitter’s Companion or other technique reference book 

    Prior to the first class, please complete the following:
    Back :
    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. 
    Front :
    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.

    For more information about our tuition, fees, and refund policies, please click here.

    $225.00 each
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