Top-Down Set-In Sleeve Cardigan -  ()
 Top-Down Set-In Sleeve Cardigan -  ()
 Top-Down Set-In Sleeve Cardigan -  ()

Top-Down Set-In Sleeve Cardigan


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Top-down sweaters are brilliant for many reasons: you can fit as you knit, making it easy to tailor a sweater to your own body; you can do the shaping at the start of your project rather than at the end, as in many bottom-up pieced sweaters; and fewer seams make knitting a sweater much more approachable. In this class, you'll knit a classic top-down sweater with a twist-- set-in sleeves that are flattering to any body type, with less bulk and more stability. An ingenious sleeve cap done with short rows makes a perfectly adjusted shape for your garment. This is a revolutionary technique, pioneered by designer Elizabeth Doherty and brought to WEBS by Erin Holman, the Sweater Sherpa. The pattern for this class is included in the price of the class. You should have made at least one sweater (doesn't have to be a top-down sweater), and be comfortable knitting on both circular and double-pointed needles.

Prerequisite: Knitting II, Must have made a sweater, experience with DPNS and circulars, and picking up stitches
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Erin Holman
Date: Mondays, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Materials Required:

  • Pattern: Sans Serif by Elizabeth Doherty, included in the class price. Bust sizes 30 (33, 35¾, 38½, 42¼, 45¼, 47½, 50¼, 53¼, 57)”. If you'd like to buy Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design by Elizabeth Doherty, which provides a wonderful technique explanation and several other patterns for top-down set-in sleeve sweaters, you can purchase it on Amazon.
  • A sweater’s worth of yarn. Please see store staff if you need help with yardage estimates. Suggested yarn: Valley Yarns Becket, or yarn that will give you a gauge of 17 stitches/4 inches
  • You will purchase 50g of fingering weight yarn for the pocket lining with the instructor’s guidance
  • Circular needles in size to get a gauge of 17 sts/4 inches in your chosen yarn. 32-inch length would probably work best.
  • Knit and Crochet Tool Kit


  1. Knit a 6 inch square in stockinette stitch in your project yarn to get gauge of 17 sts/4 inches. Wash and block your swatch and bring it to class.

When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.

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