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Visit our new space in Berkeley! Curated yarn selection, craft kits, toys and more.
Visit our new space in Berkeley! Curated yarn selection, craft kits, toys and more.

Project of the Month Classes

Project of the Month classes are designed to help you get started on a specific project. The class will be 1 to 2 sessions, depending on the complexity of the pattern.  A sample of the pattern will be available so you have a chance to see a finished project. 

May 2019:  My First Sweater

Dates (two sessions): 
Tuesdays, May 14 & 21, 7-9pm
Class Price: $62
Prerequisites: Must be able to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.
Ready to go beyond scarves & hats? Take the terror out of sweater-making with this sleeveless teddy-size shell. You will learn about garment types (drop-shoulder, inset, and set-in sleeve sweaters, cardigans, etc) and ways in which they can be constructed (top-down, bottom-up, in seamed pieces or seamlessly). You’ll learn how to read pattern instructions that translate the inches of a garment into the stitches and rows of knitting. And you’ll apply what you have learned by knitting up and seaming together the pieces of a small sample. Let’s make your first sweater together!
  • 70 yds medium weight yarn in light or bright color
  • Knitting needles in size appropriate for yarn (between US 6-8 [4.25-5 mm], depending on how tight you knit) plus third needle (any type) in same size
  • ruler, preferably metal
  • pencil or pen for making notes
  • small stitch holders
  • Ring markers, tapestry needle
Cast on 24 stitches. Knit 2 rows.
Row 1 (RS) Knit.
Row 2 Purl.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4″ [10 cm].  Cut yarn, leaving a 6″ [15 cm] tail; slip stitches to a stitch holder or piece of scrap yarn. Make a second square, same as the first, but leave stitches on needle and yarn attached.

Minimum of 3 students

Click here to register

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