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My First Sweater

Class Description 
Genevieve  as we journey step-by-step through knitting a top-down, seamless, raglan sweater. We’ll prepare for the journey, packing our tips before we cast-on - like knitting a gauge swatch we wash and block! - and then jumping in from the top down. This seamless creation will materialize quickly, assisted with tools like stitch markers and tricks for not having to count higher than 10! You’ll learn all about what a “yoke” is and how to shape up your neckline with German Short Rows. Stop and take in the scenery, and use some barber cord to try it on while in the making! Sizing is a breeze. Four live classes will energize and support you, and short-format video tips will ensure your sweater doesn’t fall short of magical! Can’t wait to unravel the fun with you there!

Class Notes
● This class will take place live in 4, 1-hour sessions
● Class 1: Preparing for the Journey ○ Intros, choosing size, yarn, gauge, pattern materials overview, casting on
● Class 2: Yoke-ling along ○ Raglan rounds, German short rows
●Class 3: Navigating the Map ○ Measuring progress, testing fit/body shaping, bind-off, picking up sleeves!
● Class 4: Reaching our Destination ○ Bind-off, Blocking, Finishing

Pattern First raglan sweater by Brooklyn Tweed (Jared Flood)

● Pattern is $5 on Ravelry and comes with a Companion PDF to guide you when adjusting sizing or style
● This pattern covers 11 different sizes (ranging from 35.5” to 75.5” chest circumference) and also has an accompanying “companion” sizing and shaping guide.
● Worsted weight wool
● Approximately 930 (995, 1110, 1210) (1315, 1380, 1515) (1625, 1740, 1855, 1945) yards [850 (910, 1015, 1106) (1202, 1262, 1385) (1486, 1591, 1696, 1779) meters] for project ○ Note: Yardage listed is the estimated maximum amount needed per size for the core pattern garment variation with a straight torso and bloused sleeves. Exact yardage may vary according to chosen shape and/or color variations.
● US size 7 (4.5mm) 16” and 32” circular ○ (for sizes 1 &2) US 7 double-pointed needles ● US 5 (3.75mm) 16” or 32” circular (or 2-3 sizes smaller needles for ribbing) ○ US 5 double-pointed needles
● Or needle size to obtain gauge
● Stitch markers, preferably closed and open loop, in a couple colors or styles
● Tapestry or yarn needle
● (optional) barber cord or waste yarn


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