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Knitting Level 4: My First Sweater


You have mastered the basics, knit some small projects, and can knit to gauge; so now it’s time to tackle your first sweater!

If you are not familiar with the concept of gauge or how it affects fabric, we recommend taking a lower level class or practicing swatches until you are ready, because achieving gauge is essential to garment knitting. You will be provided with a handout with instructions for how to swatch, or you can contact us for help.

In this class you will create your own version of the Simple Sweater pattern by Tin Can Knits. This versatile pattern can be made in a variety of sizes (newborn - 6XL), so you can knit it for yourself or a loved one.

If you want to participate in a sweater class but would prefer to choose your own pattern, please see the Garment Class.

 For this class,you must also have knit, blocked, and achieved gauge with your swatch before your first class. Please bring your swatch to class. 

Length: 6 sessions x 1.5 hours

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

Pattern Simple Sweater by Tin Can Knits (Available on Ravelry)

You will learn how to:

  • Interpret garment patterns and understand common abbreviations
  • Cast on using the backwards-loop method
  • Work short rows
  • Finish your garment

You should know how to:

  • Knit to gauge 
  • Knit and purl
  • Work in the round
  • Cast on and bind off
  • Join a new ball
  • Increase and decrease
  • Follow a pattern
  • Pick up a dropped stitch

    Beehive will provide:

    • Resources page

    You need to bring:

    • Simple Sweater pattern by Tin Can Knits (available from Tin Can Knits and on Ravelry)
    • Correct quantity of worsted-aran weight yarn for your chosen size. Suggested:
      • Novita 7 brothers
      • Drops Air
      • Malabrigo Rios
      • Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok
      • Berroco Ultra Alpaca
      • Drops Nepal
      • De Rerum Gilliatt
      • Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
    • 4.0 mm & 5.0 mm circular needles, in lengths as required for finished garment size (for XS-XL: 16”, 32”, and DPNs OR long circular for magic loop)
    • 16 stitch markers, one should look different from the others.
    • Tapestry needle

    Students receive a discount code for 15% off of the supplies for their class.

        Current Sessions:

        Dates Time  Teacher
        6 classes on BIWEEKLY Mondays: September 11, 25, October, 23, November, 6, 20, December 4 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Nicole

        6 classes on BIWEEKLY Tuesdays: September 26, October 10, 24, November 7, 21, December 5

        7:15 pm - 8:45 pm