Learn to Knit a Love Note Sweater - A Virtual Workshop - October 5, 12 and 19
A 3-part Virtual Workshop with Amy Odin, KnitChats
(Please note: You will be knitting the smallest size for the class)
Tuesdays, October 5 and 12th from 11:00am to noon
AND October 19th from 11:00 am to 12:30pm
The Love Note sweater by Tin Can Knits is a beautiful piece with a light, lofty look. Join Amy Odin, KnitChats Coach, teacher, and designer as she guides you through all the steps of the project. The sweater is knitted top down in one piece and works up quickly using one strand of merino held with one strand of mohair. If you’d like to keep it simple, you can substitute any DK weight yarn. The pattern offers two hem lengths but can be customized to any. Together you’ll knit the smallest size, so you can easily and efficiently learn all the techniques to work any of the larger sizes after the completion of the class. One of its best features is that it’s sized from infant to women’s 5XL. What a deal!
What you’ll learn:
Session 1 - Work a provisional cast on using a needle and crochet hook. Demos and instructions will be provided so you can knit the lace yoke and raglan shaping through the week.
Session 2 - Separate the body and sleeves and learn how to work German Short Rows for the hemline.
Session 3 - Begin to work the sleeves and pick up stitches from the provisional cast on to complete the neckline. To get that perfect finished product, Amy will also discuss any last details such as alterations to the neckline and blocking.
Skill Level: Confident beginner. Must know how to knit in the round on circular needles and double pointed needles (or other method for small circumferences such as magic loop). Knowledge of basic stitches, including increases/decreases.
- Love Note Sweater pattern – purchase and download from Ravelry
- Yarn required for Size 0-6 months – 200-225 yds each strand fingering or dk weight – see pattern for specifics.
- Needles – Size US 7 and 10 (16” circulars and double pointed needles each size, or needles for magic loop or other method) OR sizes to get gauge.
- Crochet hook for provisional cast on - 3.5-4.5 mm
- Waste yarn – about 2 yards dk weight smooth non fuzzy yarn that contrasts in color with project yarn
- Stitch markers - choose 1 that is different from the others for your Beg of round marker
Pre-work: Work a gauge swatch to determine needle sizes.