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How to design a top-down sweater with a circular yoke

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How to design a top-down sweater with a circular yoke


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This class is perfect if you are familiar with circular yoke construction (either top down or bottom up but doesn't have to be fair isle).

This will be a practical class on where and how to measure yourself correctly, work out the maths for your size, consider design elements such as different types of neck lines, collars, sleeves, how to choose and combine different stitch patterns (lace, cables, fair isle/stranded colour work and other stitch patterns). We'll also look at different ways of shaping a circular yoke.

At the end of the day you will have the information needed to design and knit a sweater to fit you. We will provide worksheets for you to work through during the class.

Please bring: a ball of yarn(s) you'd like to use for a sweater, knitted swatches in the main stitch pattern(s) you'd like to use, suitable needles for your project, a note book, pen, pencil, eraser, calculator and tape measure.

Skills needed: basic knowledge of top down circular yoke sweater construction, knit, purl, cast on and cast off, basic maths skills or be able to use a calculator.

This workshop is led by designer/author Anniken Allis

You may bring your lunch with you or we can suggest a few local places if you would like to go out at the lunch break. Tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided :-)

photo Dolly Sweater by Handmade Closet

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