Make It Your Own: Set-In Sleeve Sweater with Ann Budd on Zoom


From 12pm until 2 pm

At Zoom Meeting

$200 + materials


Sundays May 14, 21, June 4, 11, 25, and July 9 ~ !2:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT

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 knit yourself a set-in sleeve sweater with help from Ann Budd every step of the way. You’ll choose between a pullover and cardigan, and between crewneck and V-neck shaping. You’ll also 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-a-long sessions, Ann will demonstrate each of the key steps in knitting a top-down sweater (no seams!) with set-in sleeve shaping (the most tailored fit). In addition to providing tips and tricks and answering questions along the way, Ann will discuss how to make simple modifications, including adjusting sleeve length and adding subtle waist shaping. 

By the end of class, you’ll be able to follow (and adapt) any of the 600 charted patterns for four armhole styles (circular yoke, raglan, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder) in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters

Skill level: Must be comfortable with sweater construction (back, fronts, sleeves, neckband). Must be comfortable with simple multiplication and division.  

Registered students will be invited to a Zoom trunk sale on Sunday, April 2 at 4:30 Pacific time. Ann will be in attendance, to answer questions about yarn amounts and to help you choose your yarn.

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2 thoughts on “Make It Your Own: Set-In Sleeve Sweater with Ann Budd on Zoom

  • Blythe Polreis

    Will the book be available in the shop? If so, I’d like to buy it when I come to the retreat in April. Thanks.