Knitting a Top-Down Raglan Sweater
September 15, 22, 29 Oct 6, 13, 20 (Monday nights)
Memorial Hall at Potwin Presbyterian Church
Maximum of 5 students
We will be knitting Flax by TinCanKnits, which is a simple top-down raglan sweater – great for men, women, or children. We will talk about gauge, how fabric behaves, seamless sweater construction, and fit. I will provide printed materials with information on how to knit a top-down raglan that fits. Techniques covered include: knitting a flat gauge swatch “in the round”, raglan shaping, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles, magic loop, and double pointed needles (optional.)
Flax is a free downloadable pattern, but student must download from the following link:
Enough worsted weight yarn to knit a sweater in your chosen size
1 Set size 8 32″ circular needles (or size to match gauge)
1 set size 7 32″ ciruclar needles (or size to match gauge)
4-8 stitch markers
double pointed needles for knitting sleeves
email me at tinydinostudios at gmail dot com to sign up!
See you there!
I have been writing a series of blog posts for the Potwin Fiber Artisans Blog about knitting my Etherial. (There should be a new one tomorrow.) But since I have been knitting so hard to keep ahead of my class, it is the only project I have been working on. While I’m saving the real blog post for the PFA, I felt like teasing you all with my latest progress photos. And you’ll notice, that unlike last week, I took these photos at the coffee shop and not at my desk at work. Progress all around!
Trippy Flat Knitting On Circular Needles
What are you working on this week?
1. I woke up at 4am.
2. I have done so for the last three Thursdays in a row. Not sure why
3. I got out of bed and applied for a job at the library.
4. I kind of dress like a librarian.
5. And it would be a good excuse to invest in more pencil skirts.
6. And perfect my disapproving glare.
7. Though let’s be honest, it’s pretty good already.
8. I bought a blender yesterday.
9. I received one for Christmas that broke almost immediately.
10. I took it back and replaced it with a Kitchen Aid.
11. I do believe I am in love. Everything I ingest for a few days will likely be blended.
12. Except the brownies I am making for my class.
13. My Southern Lights Project Class starts tonight.
14. I wish I could teach knitting classes for a living.
15. I have so much fun.
16. I am thinking of doing a toy project class next month.
17. Mostly because Smith is just so darn cute.
18. I’ll have to knit one first, however.
19. And some Wee Mushrooms to go along with.
20. What do you want to learn how to knit?