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2020 Shop Knit-a-Long



 
IMPORTANT: Support classes are held twice a month. Although we are willing to provide support and answer questions when needed, we will not be making up the classes.

Schedule of Events


January: Sign up for the KAL and order your yarn (optional). We will be placing the order with Neighborhood Fiber Company, but you can use any worsted weight yarn

February: Yarn arrives. Pick up yarn, download pattern, and begin swatch

March 13 at 9:00 or March 15 at 4:30: First class. We will measure swatches, discuss size with desired ease, talk about row gauge in pieced garments and teach the tubular cast-on (recommended in the pattern) as well as learn to read cable charts, color coding charts. Homework will be to knit left front up to armhole shaping. Click here for the document of notes from session 1. You will also find a recorded session on Facebook (Dances With Wool RVA.)

April 3 at 9:00 or April 5 at 4:30: We will discuss armhole shaping (tips for binding off at armholes), finish the left front, share tips, and tricks and begin right front. We’ll talk about blocking. Homework will be to finish the right front. Click here for the document of notes from session 2. All participants were emailed a link to the recorded session. Please call the shop if you have trouble accessing it.

May 8 at 9:00 or May 11 at 6:00: Sleeves and discussion for using an alternate provisional cast on to control the length of the cuff. Homework will be to finish the sleeves. Click here for a document of notes from session 3. All participants were emailed a link to the recorded session. Please call the shop if you have trouble accessing it.

June 26 at 9:00 or June 28 at 4:30: Begin back. We’ll work on strategies for managing three charts at a time. We can answer lingering questions about arm shaping. Click here for a document of notes from session 4. All participants were emailed a link to the recorded session. Please call the shop if you have trouble accessing it.

July: No meeting. Continue working on your sweater!

August: No meeting

September 11 at 9:00 or September 13 at 4:30: Block all pieces and bring to this meeting. We will talk about piecing…seaming at shoulders and sides and picking up for collar. Homework is to knit 8 inches of the collar. DO NOT BIND-OFF! We will bind off together in November class. Click here for a document of notes from session 5. All participants were emailed a link to the recorded session. Please call the shop if you have trouble accessing it.

October: No meeting. Continue to work on your sweater

November 6 at 9:00 & November 8 at 4:30: Bind off the collar. We will review seaming for the underside of sleeves. Homework: Finish collar and seam sleeves. Be ready to set-in sleeves in the next class.

December 4 at 9:00 & December 6 at 4:30: Set-in sleeves and do a final block.

January 2021: Celebration party/fashion show!
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