Thursday, January 5, 2012

Upcoming Class - Knitting Your First Sweater

Are you mystified by sweater shaping? Not sure how to make sure your gauge is right? This easy pullover pattern gives you the option of a pretty color stranded pattern, color blocking or a solid color. Learn pattern reading, gauge, shaping, and seaming and feel confident making sweaters. Sign up for Mary's class online at , over the phone 503-239-7950, or come in and see us! 
The class is $65.00 and all students will receive 20% off class material purchase.

Class Dates and Times:
Wed. • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • 1/11/2012
Wed. • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • 1/18/2012
Wed. • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • 2/1/2012
Wed. • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • 2/15/2012
Wed. • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • 2/22/2012

Skills needed to take this class - CO, BO, knit, purl. 

This sweater pattern which is available free from Cascade Yarns has instructions written to fit sizes small (medium, large, 1X, 2X, 3X).
The finished measurements for the bust are 35 ½ (37 ½, 40 ½, 43 ½, 46 ½, 49 ½)".


Here's a close up of the color work snowflake pattern that is optional.

Cascade Yarns, Soft Spun is what the sweater was made with.  It's a really nice single ply, aran-weight wool with 197yds/100gm skein, $8.95 each.  To make the color block version of the sweater pictured above, it would take about 7 skeins for the smallest size, 35.5" bust (2 hanks for the bottom color, 4 for the top and 1 for the snowflakes and trim) or 6 for a solid version. 

Here are a few other yarn suggestions the teacher has made:

Cascade Yarns, Eco Wool is a great yarn for this sweater too.  There are 478yds/250gm hank and $19.95.  It would take less than 3 to make the smallest/medium size and 6 for the largest.  We think it would be beautiful to make the whole body of the sweater in one solid shade and use a contrasting color for the trim and snowflakes. This yarn is wonderful to work, it's soft and has a great color palette. 

A traditional red sweater with white snowflakes would be really cute!

 Plymouth Earth, Homestead would be a perfect yarn too.  It's an undyed wool with 191yds/100gms and $5.95.  It would take 6 hanks to make the smallest size and 14 to make the largest size in a solid color, that's only $29.75 to make a wool sweater (for the smallest size)! 

Fibranatura, Shepherd's Own is another all natural undyed wool that we love.  I'm using this yarn for a shawl right now and love the feel of it.  It's a soft 2ply, aran-weight yarn with 252yds/100gms and $7.95.  Very economical and it comes in a range of naturals from creams to the dark chocolate pictured above. 
It would only take 4 skeins to make the smallest and 11 to make the largest in a solid color. 

All students will receive 20% off their class material purchase!

-Annie, Yarn Garden 

1 comment:

Patti K Trygg said...

Looks like a great class! Wish I could attend but I live in Portland Maine!!!!! oh well!