BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE. You need to know how to knit and purl and fix basic mistakes to take this class.
Learn not only how to knit a sweater, but also how to make one that fits you the way you want it to in this in-depth five part class.
Making a sweater is reasonably straightforward, making a sweater that fits is entirely different.
Trained in Fashion & Textiles with 17 years as a Pattern, Fit and Garment Technologist, your instructor Rebecca is passionate about people learning how to knit to fit. We all have our individual body shapes, and personal preferences, and when we make clothes we have the power to make them fit as we wish them too.
Classes include homework, with two week intervals to ensure you get the most out of each lesson.
You will need to be comfortable with measuring your body in class.
Included in the class price is Basic Raglan Pullover (Ravelry link) pattern by Joji Locatelli
Thursday September 21st & October 5th 6:30-8:30pm, subsequent classes are 6:30-8pm on October 19th, November 2nd and 16th.
Materials required (not included):
Sweater quantity of yarn in DK or fingering+mohair weight.
Quantities are on Ravelry page, sweater is 17"/ 42.5cm from underarm so if you wish it to be longer ensure you have additional yarn. If you are using yarn from your stash, please let Rebecca know the details so she can confirm it is suitable.
A range of needles in: 3.25mm/ 3.5mm/ 3.75mm/ 4mm/ 4.5mm - You will be swatching on 3.75mm/ 4mm and 4.5mm. Rebecca will email gauge instructions to you.
You will need circular needles for the body (32-47" cord) and your preference for knitting small circumference; Magic loop/ DPN's/ Shorties.
A sweater you like the fit of (can be hand made or shop bought) that you will bring with you to the first class - do not wear the sweater to the class.
General notions; stitch markers, tape measure, darning needle, spare yarn for placing stitches on hold, spare circular needle for placing stitches on hold when trying on.
In this 5 week class we will discuss/ learn and explore the following:
- How you like a sweater to fit you & what adjustments you need to make.
- All about gauge.
- Increases, decreases, short rows, best cast-on and off methods.
- Tips & Tricks including cast-on methods for underarm stitches, how to sew in your ends on in the round knits, how to ensure there are no holes in your underarm and blocking.
Class one: Learn how to check your gauge *pre washed swatch*, check measurements of your favourite fitting sweater and your body; chest/ bicep etc. Confirm size, length, cast on your ribbing. Discuss best practice for washing and blocking your gauge swatch.
Homework: Wash your gauge swatch, complete the ribbing on your neck.
Class two: Check your washed & blocked gauge, confirm needle size for stockinette, start the short rows and increases for the raglan.
Homework: Complete your yoke.
Class three: We will all try on our sweaters to make sure we are happy with the yoke depth and split for sleeves - we will discuss waist shaping and cast-off methods.
Homework Complete the body of your sweater.
Class four: Trying on your sweater, taking your stitches off hold and start working the sleeves.
Homework Completing the sleeves.
Class five: Trying on your sweater, sewing in your ends, finishing touches to sweater and discussing blocking best practices.
Homework Block your sweater and wear with pride!
Covid policy: Baaad Rabbits strongly supports the wearing of masks whilst respecting everyone's personal choice. Masks are recommended but not mandatory.
Instructor: Rebecca Glazier
Make up classes are not available, if you miss a session, Rebecca will do her best to get you back on track.
Refunds or Credit for future classes will only be provided if we are notified either by phone or email at least 72 hours in advance of the class or workshop.
We request you do not attend the class if you are feeling unwell, please note, partial class refund is not available, and the 72 hour cancellation policy applies.
Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit and crochet expresses ne of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people.