Flax Sweater - $45

Saturdays, October 15th, 29th, & November 15th; 12-2p

If you're ready to knit your first sweater, this is the class for you!  The Flax pullover, by Tin Can Knits, is a top-down, knit-in-the-round sweater with raglan sleeves and no seaming!  Students will learn about top-down sweater construction, how to work raglan shaping, tips for choosing the correct size, and more.  This pattern is written in sizes for the whole family, from infant through 4XL, so you can choose to make it for yourself or a knit-worthy family member!  This project is sure to build your confidence and turn you into a sweater knitter.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills, including some experience with double-point needles OR Beginning Hat class

Homework:

  • Download the free Flax sweater pattern HERE and print a copy for yourself
  • Select your yarn and knit a gauge swatch IN THE ROUND that is at least 4"x4" in stockinette stitch (ask us for a swatch-in-the-round tip!)

Supplies:

  • Worsted weight yarn in enough quantity for the size sweater you are knitting plus a gauge swatch (we used Ella Rae Classic and knit the size 37" sweater)
  • US #6 circulars in 16" and 32" (note: if you are making a baby or child size, you will need different needle lengths)
  • US #8 circulars in 24" and 32"
  • US #6 and US #8 double-pointed needles
  • Smooth scrap yarn in a contrasting color (we suggest cotton)
  • Stitch markers (2 different colors or styles)
  • Yarn needle (Chibi)

Skills Learned:

  • Measuring gauge
  • Top-down sweater construction
  • Raglan shaping using m1L and m1R stitches
  • Working sleeves from held stitches
  • k2tog and ssk decreases for sleeve shaping
  • Taking simple measurements and making small adjustments to things like sleeve length, arm circumference, etc.
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