The Muslin Sweater with Elizabeth Doherty - May 13th + May 27th + June 17th
Instructor: Elizabeth Doherty
The Muslin Sweater
Learn to knit a top-down set-in sleeve sweater and make the modifications needed to acheive your perfect fit in this brand new intensive workshop from Elizabeth Doherty.
The Muslin Sweater pattern—a basic top-down set-in sleeve design developed specifically for this class—will be our starting point. You'll choose between knitting the pullover or closed-front cardigan version of the pattern, then, using measurements we've taken in class, we'll explore using asymmetric armhole shaping to fit the upper bodice, and learn to adjust a top-down set-in sleeve for a personalized fit.
The class will meet three times over the six week period, plus the group will be able to share progress and ask questions online in between class meetings.
In the first session, we'll use the information in our gauge swatches and our own measurements to guide us in making alterations to the basic pattern, and cast on for our sweaters. By the time we meet for the second session, participants will have completed the upper bodice of their sweater to just below the armholes. We'll then learn to pick up stitches and work the top-down set-in sleeve cap, and to make any adjustments to the shape of the sleeve cap that might be needed. Session three will cover edgings and bands, as well as finishing techniques.
Homework: Participants will have knit a gauge swatch using Quince and Co. Chickadee before the fist class meeting.
+ Take measurements
+ Decide on ease for sleeve and bust
+ Talk about asymmetic armhole shaping
+ Work combination sizing calculations and further adjustments
+ Choose cardi or pullover, V-neck or round
+ Make pattern adjustments
+ Cast on for upper back and work through short row shoulder shaping
+ Check fit of armhole openings
+ Discuss sleeve cap shaping and customization for fit
+ Pick up for sleeves and work first sleeve cap
+ Discuss body shaping options
+ Evaluate fit
+ Talk about different edgings and trims, finishing details
7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Quince and Co Chickadee, sport weight yarn, 100% American wool, 181 yd [155 m] per 50g skein. A medium to light color is recommended.
Yardage recommendation is based on your actual measurement at full bust: 30 (33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57)"
Size A 16", 24", and 32" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge for swatch. Suggested size, US 7 [4.5 mm]
Size B 24" (or longer) circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A needle. Suggested size, US 5 [3.75 mm]
Other tools and supplies:
+ Stitch markers, both locking, and fixed-ring
+ Waste yarn of similar gauge and contrasting color
+ Tape measure
+ Non-flexible ruler, at least 6" long
+ Notebook and pencil
Notes: In the first class we'll be taking measurements, so please wear a close-fitting T-shirt or tank top, and the same foundation garments you'll wear with your sweater.
Date: Saturdays, May 13th + 27th
Time: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm with a 1 hour lunch break at 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, June 17th
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Elizabeth Doherty is a knitwear designer, graphic designer, and illustrator living in California’s Sierra Nevada with her husband Adrian, and two wool-loving Maine coon cats. She is the author of Top-down: Reimagining Set-in Sleeves and has designed for the likes of Quince and Co, Twist Collective, and Brooklyn Tweed and her designs can be found here on Ravelry.
Cancellation policy: Please note, for this special event, you must cancel 7 days before the start date of your class in order to receive a full refund. We cannot honor any refunds within 7 days of the class start date unless we are able to fill the class from the waiting list.