Beehive Wool Shop

Knitting Level 3: My First Sweater


Knitting Level 3

You've mastered the basics, knit some small projects, and learned the concept of knitting to gauge. Now you’ve been eyeing those wonderful handknit sweaters and wishing to make your own. Using worsted weight, your sweater will ship up in no time, giving you a toasty addition to your wardrobe.

Length: 5 sessions x 1.5 hours

This class runs every other week to allow time to knit your sweater in between.

Pattern First Raglan Sweater by Brooklyn Tweed

Skills learned:

  • M1L, M1R, K2tog, SSK
  • Backwards Loop and knitted Cast-on
  • Picking up stitches
  • Review of how to swatch and adjust to get gauge
  • Best-practices in finishing

Skills Required:

  • The Knit and Purl stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • At least one cast on and bind off method.
  • Completion of a few simple projects
  • How to Knit to Gauge (Note: Gauge is essential to garment knitting. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of gauge or how it affects fabric, we recommend taking a Knitting Level 2 class or drop by the shop for guidance.)


  • Pattern (Ravelry Purchase)
  • Worsted Weight yarn
  • 4.5mm /40cm and 80 cm Circular needles (or as needed for chosen sweater size)
  • 3.75mm / 40cm and 80cm Circular needles
  • 3.75 mm DPNS
  • Four stitch markers, one unique
  • Needle or bodkin for ends
  • Waste yarn (Scrap yarn in same or smaller size of yarn you're working in)

Recommended Yarns:
Feel free to pop into the shop or reach out to us to if you'd like more information about any of these yarns. 

***Please have your gauge swatch knit, blocked and dried before the first class***

Spring Sessions:

Dates Time  Teacher
5 classes: Monday Jan 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14 5:00pm-6:30pm Nicole

5 classes: Monday Jan 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14

7:00pm-8:30pm Nicole

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