JAN 18+19 // FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES FOR SWEATER KNITTING

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JAN 18+19 // FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES FOR SWEATER KNITTING

115.00

JANUARY 18 3-6pm
AND
JANUARY 19 10:30a-1:30pm

This two-part course is designed for those knitters comfortable with knit and purl stitches, and who are ready to move on from knitting scarves to a sweater project. Students will learn fundamental techniques required when knitting a sweater, like how to count rows, use stitch markers, increase/decrease, and create ribbing and buttonholes. On Friday evening, students will create samples in order to become familiar with different cast-on methods, creating ribbing, increasing and decreasing at row ends, using markers to create cabling or patterns, binding off and reading pattern abbreviations. On Saturday morning, students will bring in their sweater projects and begin by making swatches for sizing, read over their sweater pattern and then learn to stitch the fabric together. Students can begin their own sweater projects with guidance from the instructor.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:
Email April at areigart@gmail.com

PLEASE BRING: (sold at Atelier)
Your chosen sweater pattern
200 yards solid color, worsted weight yarn
16” US7 circular knitting needles
16” US8 circular knitting needles
(needles should be a contrasting color from the yarn)
US8 cable needle
stitch markers
row counter
flat ruler/gauge
yarn sewing-needle
crochet hook
tape measurer

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 APRIL DAWN REIGART

April moved to the Lake Tahoe in 2017. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and spent close to 10 years teaching at Moore College of Art and Design (in Philadelphia), as well as in various community centers, after school programs and continuing ed. She was also chairperson of an art department, as well as an instructor, for five years at a performing arts camp in The Berkshires. She spent many years exhibiting her work and selling handmades in boutiques and craft shows. Some of her knit-work and jewelry has been featured in magazines. She spent a brief time in Los Angeles attending a fashion school at Otis College of Art and Design while designing sweater patterns for L’Atelier. She lives on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore and works as a Holistic Health Coach and cookbook author and knitter!

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