Date(s) - 11/04/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Knitting for Improvers
NEW DATES JUST ADDED!
Course of Evening Classes
Week 1: April 11th Week 2: May 2nd Week 3: May 16th Week 4: May 30th Week 5: June 13th
Knitting your first jumper can be a slightly daunting prospect. In this course of 5 x 2 hour classes you will learn everything you need to know step by step for making your first garment with time in between to prepare for the next class. With expert guidance you will learn new and essential skills whilst also gaining the confidence to make many more beautiful jumpers in the future.
Skills you will learn include;
- knitting a tension swatch (important for ensuring a good fit)
- looking at a variety of new stitch combinations
- reading patterns and understanding abbreviations
- shaping techniques (armholes, sleeves and neckbands)
- making up
- picking up stitches for neck bands
- blocking knitted pieces
- setting in raglan sleeves
- making up and sewing up seams using mattress stitch
In this course you will be knitting my pattern, the Sampler Stitch Jumper. Taking a simple classic raglan jumper design, I have added a selection of different bands of stitches to the front and back of the jumper. The bands ~Dots, Eyelets & Lace can be added or omitted depending on how confident you are as a knitter or how creative you wish to be.
During this KAL (Knit-Along) course you can choose to knit a simple plain jumper pattern or add your choice of sampler stitch bands to the design as you go along.
The jumper is knitted in Rico essentials alpaca blend chunky a beautifully soft, light chunky yarn which comes in a gorgeous range of colours. When you have booked your place I will send you a colour chart so that you can choose your colour.
- £90 (5 x 2 hour classes)
- Pattern Pack £4.50
All the classes include glass of wine/soft drink/tea/coffee and delicious homemade cake.
In the kits below you will have everything you need for making your first jumper.
Jumper Kit ~ Size 1 (size 32-34″ bust): Cost £43
7 x 50 gms. balls of Rico alpaca blend chunky, stitch holder, size 5 mm & 6 mm knitting needles, Pattern Pack, darning needle.
Jumper Kit ~ Size 2 (size 36-38″ bust): Cost £48
8 x 50 gms. balls of Rico alpaca blend chunky, stitch holder, size 5 mm & 6 mm knitting needles, Pattern Pack, darning needle.
Of course if you would prefer to bring your own yarn and materials just choose the option when booking.
‘A lovely project, whether you want to add to your knitting knowledge with sampler stitches or knit a plain jumper. The wool is good to work with and lovely to wear.”
“With Becca’s excellent guidance I created a jumper that not only fitted but also drew nice comments. A first for me! “