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knitting series 301 : my first sweater

This sweater is worked in the round, top down, with raglan shaping. It is a classic design that will suit everyone - make it in any size, for anyone, as the pattern includes sizing from infants 0-6 months up to adult 5XL.

Once you have mastered the basic skills learned in this class you will be able to knit it multiple times making each project unique by adding stripes & other design elements.

If this is your first sweater we highly recommend making 6-12 months, 1-2 years or 2-4 years as there will be homework between classes & the bigger the sweater the bigger the homework assignment!

In class students will also learn how to:

- longtail cast on (a refresher if you already know how to)
- knitting in the round
- how to join your work seamlessly
- left & right leaning increases to create the raglan shaping
- how to read a knitting pattern
- tips on how to keep track of progress
- hints & tips on choosing the right size
- weaving in ends
- blocking your finished sweater

Required Materials:

-Worsted weight yarn : approx 440yds (2 balls) for 6-12, 1-2 & 2-4yr sizes. 
Sugar Bush Bold is our recommendation Available here 

Please refer to pattern for yarn requirements for all bigger sizes. 

Contact us for alternative recommendations on yarn  

- Pattern : Southwood by Galt House of Yarns. Download free  Ravelry: Southwood pattern by Galt House of Yarn

Required tools: 
-Needles US 6 -16”, available here  US 8 - 16” available here , US 8 - 24”
-Ring markers (available here )
-Locking stitch markers (available here
-Chibi tapestry needle (available here
-Tape measure
-Scissors (selection available here
-Knit Chek ( gauge ruler) (available here )

-Notebook & pen
-Highlighter pen (optional)

Please have yarn wound and ready to be knit with at the start of the class.

Suitable for students who have completed knitting 101. Be confident in casting on, knit, purl, completed previous in the round projects (hat or cowl) advantageous but not essential, rib stitch, casting or binding off.

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the class, you may receive a refund or credit for a future class ONLY if we are notified in writing via email at least 72 hours prior to the first class AND we are able to fill your spot.  No other refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.  By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Juliet McDonnell

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090