Knitting your first sweater, or even your second or third sweater, can be a daunting proposition. I remember learning to knit, and frankly, I spent a lot of time and a good bit of money learning the hard way. The fundamentals of knitting a sweater from a pattern are not rocket science, but there are techniques you simply won’t know and pattern language you may not understand. Our First Sweater class takes the mystery out of the process and helps you develop the knowledge and confidence to knit your first and many more sweaters perfectly every time.
If you’ve been knitting for a while and have been unhappy with the outcome of your sweaters, you will certainly benefit from this class--perhaps even more so than first-time sweater knitters because you'll be better able to recognize what a difference a small change in technique can make. In addition to the basics, which you probably already know, there are lots of tricks and tips that will make your sweater look and fit better and most importantly be much easier to put together.
Speaking of putting together, out First Sweater class also takes you through the finishing process. Good finishing is essential to a beautiful garment. I have seen sweaters knitted perfectly in beautiful yarn with intricate designs but absolutely ruined by poor finishing. What a shame, because finishing is not hard, once you know how to do it. Throughout this class you will learn how good finishing begins with the knitting and what techniques make it happen. As you put your sweater together, you will learn how to make an invisible seam, how to pick up stitches neatly and evenly, and how to set in a sleeve.
Your sweater will be a triumph you'll wear proudly and say, "Why yes, I didmake this."
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