From 9:30 am until 11:30 am
At Zoom Meeting
$200 + materials. Students will also need a copy of Ann's book,
All classes meet from 9:30-11:30 Pacific Time via Zoom on the following dates:
July 10, 17 & 31; Aug. 7 (Knit Along only; no instruction), Aug. 14 & 28.
In this six-lesson, eight-week online class, you’ll learn how to use the charted instructions in “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters” to design and knit a Circular Yoke sweater with help from Ann Budd every step of the way. You’ll choose the weight of yarn (from fingering to bulky) and the finished size (from 26” to 54” bust/chest circumference). Everyone will follow the same basic instructions, though it’s quite possible that no two students will use the same size, gauge, or stitch pattern
In the first lesson, Ann will guide you through choosing the correct size, knitting a proper gauge swatch, and how to add a simple stitch pattern. In the following moderated knit-along sessions, Ann will demonstrate each of the key steps in knitting a top-down sweater (no seams!). In addition to providing tips and tricks and answering questions along the way, Ann will discuss how to make simple modifications so you can customize your pattern.
By the end of class, you’ll be able to follow (and adapt) any of the 300 charted patterns for four armhole styles in “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.”
In preparation for class
· Obtain a copy of “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.”
· Choose a yarn from fingering to bulky weight (3 to 7 stitches/inch); a yarn that’s at least 75% wool will be easiest to work with;
· Have a sweater on hand that fits the way you like (preferable one knitted with close to the same weight yarn as you plan to use)
Enrolled students will be invited to a Zoom trunk sale, hosted by Ann, on
Sunday, June 13 from 4-5 Pacific time. Ann will help you choose yarn for this class.