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  • Yarn Twisters Choose your own adventure: Beginner Sweater

Choose your own adventure: Beginner Sweater

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Mondays, February 14th & 28th and March 14th & 28th; 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Want to knit a sweater, but don’t know where to start? Do you like the idea of someone to help you at each step of the way? Choose one of the patterns from the list below and join Myrna in this 8 hour guided class over 2 months. Each class is two hours long and scheduled every second week.

Skill level required: Beginner to intermediate knitter. Must be comfortable knitting, purling, basic increases and decreases and know how to knit in the round (if your chosen sweater is knit that way).

Sweater Pattern options/suggestions (if none of these appeal to you, please contact Myrna [email protected] to discuss alternative options):

Flax by Tin Can Knits

Il Grande Favorito by Isabell Kraemer

Brick by Clara Lee

Campside Cardigan or sweater by Alicia Plummer

Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Park Avenue Cardigan by Kelly Montag

Cattails by Melissa Schaschwary

Basic Round Yoke Unisex Pullover by Hannah Fettig

Seclude by Alicia Plummer

Neckdown Hoodie by Diane Soucy

The Dog Walker by The Plucky Knitter

Ease by Alicia Plummer

Super Bulky Grandpa by Joji Locatelli


Pattern and all supplies required to complete sweater

PRE-HOMEWORK: Please have completed before first class.

Gauge swatch: Please ensure your gauge swatch is at least 10cm (4”). Write down your gauge BEFORE you wash and AFTER. The AFTER gauge is the correct gauge for the pattern.

To complete a gauge swatch for this pattern, c/o 20-25 stitches using the suggested needle for the pattern you’ve chosen. Knit in stockinette until swatch is more than 10cm (4”) tall. b/o, loosely. MEASURE 10cm (4”) of stitches and count the number of stitches in that area. WRITE IT DOWN. Soak your completed swatch in tepid or cool water with a little wool wash for 5 minutes and gently squeeze out the excess water. Lay flat to dry, being careful not to stretch out the knitting. Measure as before and write down the new gauge. If it is correct, awesome. Come to class with your gauge swatch, your numbers written down and the materials listed below. If it is too small (i.e. Too many stitches per 10cm (4”), then go up a needle size and try again. If there are too few stitches, go down a needle size and try again. Make sure you bring both needle sizes to class.

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