My First Sweater with Kristina


My First Sweater with Kristina


You've made hats, scarves, possibly fingerless gloves, and socks. Now what?  Sweaters of course! A sweater is just a big mitten, with two thumbs. It's not hard, but can be very daunting. Let's dive in together and come out with a garment that fits and flatters. This is a great first garment project for a new knitter.  

Three Two Hour Sessions:  Jan 27, 9am - 11am, Feb 3, 11am - 1 pm, Feb 17,  11am - 1 pm


Part 1- Sizing and Starting

The hardest part of making a sweater is sizing it to flatter you.  We are not all perfectly proportioned or slim.  You live in your skin, and only you know what works on it.  So lets take measurements that count and find the right fit for you.  Ladies, please wear your most "uplifting" brassiere (yes, it helps); gentleman, bring your good posture.  We'll be doing this before shop hours so your numbers will not be public knowledge.  The goal is to make something that looks as good as it feels.  We will also discuss cast ons and increases, so be ready to start!



The Pattern: Flax by Tin Can Knits 

Yarn: The pattern calls for Worsted, but if thats not your cup of tea, bring what makes you happy.

Needles: to match yarn. If going for the worsted yarn, needles to match gauge of pattern, if using a different weight yarn, swatch a fabric you love, we'll figure the rest out together.

4- Closed stitch markers

1- Measuring tape.

A notebook and pen may be handy as well.


Part 2: Divide and Conquer

In this session we will remove the sleeve stitches, so waste yarn and a needle will be needed, if you have interchangeable needles, extra cables and caps will work as well.  We'll go over seamless, gapless underarms as we re-join in the round to complete the body of our garments.

Materials for class 2:

Your project

Waste yarn

Tapestry Needle

Crochet hook of similar size to your needles ( there is a provisional cast on here)


Part 3: Sleeves and Beyond

In this session we'll pick up our sleeves and work towards finishing our sweaters. If you are familiar with magic loop, you can knit the sleeves at the same time.  If you wish to learn magic loop, bring a 40" needle in your chosen size.  We will talk about ribbing, rolled edges and bind offs.  We'll go over weaving in ends and blocking to get the prefect garment when all is said and done.

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