Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 5:30-7:30 • $127
Teachers: Lynn Garrett & Elizabeth Mamantov
Ready to knit up a versatile, season-spanning cardigan? Join Lynn and Lizzie to knit Lisa K. Ross’s “Palette,” a classic cardi with simple shaping that you’ll make uniquely yours with an optional color gradient or stripes. You’ll learn about different modes of sweater construction, choosing an appropriate size, swatching for success, how to knit raglan sleeves, how to pick up stitches for neat neckbands and buttonbands, and finishing tips and tricks. You’ll leave with a garment you’ll happily wear and all the skills you need to make another!
Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: the long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, binding off, working in the round, and basic increases and decreases.
• 950-2180 yards of worsted weight yarn, purchased from Spun. (We recommend Fibre Co. Cumbria, Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool Worsted, or Kelbourne Germantown, but your options for yarns that knit to an appropriate gauge for “Palette”--20 stitches and 28 rows over 4 inches--is extensive.)
• 24” size US6 and US4 circular needles (or size needed for gauge)
• Size US6 double-pointed needles (or 32” size US6 circular needles for magic loop)
• Stitch markers
• Darning or tapestry needle
• 8 ¾” or 1” buttons
Maximum number of students: 8