DEC 16 // TOP-DOWN SET-IN SLEEVES

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DEC 16 // TOP-DOWN SET-IN SLEEVES

150.00

10:30A - 5:15P

Participants will learn to knit set-in sleeves—tailored to fit themselves perfectly—in this six hour hands-on session. The class will cover:

  • An introduction to top-down set-in sleeve sweater construction
  • Fitting a set-in sleeve
  • Taking measurements and choosing a size
  • Making adjustments for gauge differences
  • Making adjustments for fitting bust and hips
  • Shaping the armhole and knitting a sleeve cap

Using the information from their gauge swatch and the measurements we'll take in class, participants will complete a practice armhole, then learn how to pick up stitches and begin shaping a sleeve cap. The practice sleeve cap will be worked in  Aran weight yarn, so that most participants will have time to work through at least the upper cap shaping, if not entirely complete their practice sleeve cap.

PLEASE BRING: (available at Atelier for purchase)

1 skein Quince and Co Osprey in a light color
stitch markers
waste yarn
yarn needle
tape measure
non-flexible ruler, at least 6" long
two fine straight pins
notebook and pencil

HOMEWORK

Instructions will be provided for knitting and blocking a gauge swatch at home, and for knitting the upper portion of the practice armhole two weeks before class start.

CONSIDER BRINGING, BUT NOT NECESSARY:

waterbottle
snacks
lunch

NOTE: 
This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants to run. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Please read our cancellation policy.

ABOUT ELIZABETH DOHERTY

Elizabeth Doherty lives and designs in California’s Sierra Nevada, where it’s nearly always sweater weather. She has a background in fine art and graphic design, and long experience in sewing tailored garments. Her knitting designs combine a love of structure, a fascination with the modular nature of knitting, and a penchant for crisp, tailorly details. She is the author of Top Down: Reimagining Set-in Sleeve design.

 

Image "Claredon_Shoulder" © Pam Allen

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