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knitting 401 series: spice or spark sweater

Calling all advanced knitters!  Continue to advance your colorwork skills in our upcoming knitting series where we'll be making Andrea Mowry's Spark Sweater (for ladies) or the Spice Sweater (for men).

The Spark Sweater is a bottom up, raglan cardigan featuring all-over colorwork.  Spark is knit in the round and then steeked and finished off with a garter shawl collar and cozy belt to keep out those chilly winds.  The Spice Sweater features the same details of the Spark, but instead of a belt it has buttons and pockets.  Both options are great for the chillier months coming up, and students will get to practice their colorwork and steeking skills in class. 

This 9-week class is suitable for advanced knitters. Students must be able to knit in the round, and should have prior colorwork experience.

Important Notes:
- Students should make gauge swatch at home before the first class.
     - 25 stitches, size 7 needles
     - 25 rows, stockinette stitch
- There are gaps in between classes reserved for homework.  Homework will be assigned by your instructor as needed.

Required Materials:
- (1) Pattern: Spark Sweater OR Spice Sweater by Andrea Mowry (Ravelry download)
- Yarn: Please refer to the pattern for required yarn measurements

Recommended Yarn: **see note below
- Main color: Wool of the Andes Worsted Weight, Cascade 220 Superwash, or Berroco Vintage
- Contrasting color: Cascade 220 Superwash Wave or Chroma Twist Worsted 
- PLEASE do not purchase Malabrigo for the main color, your sweater WILL grow. Malabrigo is OK for the contrast color.

** Students are responsible for purchasing their yarn on their own. We recommend shopping at Yarnstormers, Wool & Grace, or The Local Yarn Store.

Required Tools: **see note below
- US 5 needle - 16" and 32"
- US 7 needle - 32"

- US 8 needle - 16"
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- scissors
- measuring tape
** Students are responsible for purchasing their tools on their own.

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hours in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hours in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Advanced
Skill Details:
Instructor: Mandy Richards

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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.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090