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New Year’s Day Stitch in Space – Kick off selfish knitting for the new year

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

You’ve possibly just spent the last few weeks making gifts for the stitch worthy people in your life. Now it is time to spoil yourself with your first sweater project of 2022! We will gather on New Year’s day in our second floor lounge space to swatch for our first sweaters of 2022. Our team will do a demo on swatching in the round. This workshop is free but does require registration.

We will then prep for one of two sweaters that we will be making in January – an easy striped yoke sweater or a harder fair isle sweater:

Saturn – easy stiped yoke sweater

This Heidi Kirrmaier sweater is a great way to play with color, without doing fair isle on the yoke. It features four contrast stripes at the yoke and is knit from the top down, seamlessly. We have kits for the yoke stripes in Hudson & West Forge! This is a great project for newer sweater knitters or anyone who can knit, purl and work increases and decreases.

The pattern contains links to tutorials for working short rows and for working a provisional cast on. It is size inclusive and has instructions to modify length.

Sizing:

Finished chest size (inches): XXS (30¾); XS (33½); S (37); M1 (40¼); M2 (43); L (46); XL (49¾); 2X (53½); 3X (57¼); 4X (61); 5X (65); 6X (68½)

Intended to fit with approximately 5 – 10 cm (2 – 5 inches) of positive ease around the chest.

Materials:

XXS: 710 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45
XS: 770 / 30 / 35 / 45
S: 830 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50
M1: 900 / 35 / 40 / 50 / 60
M2: 980 / 35 / 40 / 50 / 60
L: 1060 / 40 / 45 / 55 / 70
XL: 1150/ 45 / 50 / 65 / 80
2X: 1250 / 45 / 55 / 70 / 85
3X: 1350 / 50 / 60 / 80 / 95
4X: 1480 / 50 / 60 / 80 / 95
5X: 1600 / 50 / 65 / 85 / 110
6X: 1700 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 120

If you wish to lengthen the body, you may need more MC yarn.

  • US# 7 (4.5 mm) and US#6 (4.0 mm) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Copy of Saturn pattern on Ravelry

Star Crossed – Intermediate Fair Isle Sweater

This boxy sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up and has fair isle accents on the body and sleeves that are worked in Spincycle Dream State. This color changing yarn creates unique color work without using multiple strands. Our team is using Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino or Hudson & West Forge for the main body of this one! You could also use De Rerum Natura Gilliatt or Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. With the amazing colors of Dream State, the options are endless.

Sizing:

Sizes by finished bust circumference in inches/cm: (42.5, 45.5, 48.5, 51.5) [54.5, 57.5, 60.5, 63.5] {66.5, 69.5, 72.75, 75.75} inches

Materials:

  • Yarn requirements

(MC) MAIN COLOR:
Full length: (825, 875, 925, 975) [1050, 1125, 1200, 1275] {1375, 1475, 1575, 1700} yards
– OR –
Cropped: (650, 690, 730, 770) [820, 870, 920, 980] {1040, 1200, 1270, 1340} yards

For boatneck version, subtract (100, 110, 120, 130) [140, 150, 160, 170] {180, 195, 210, 225} yards

(CC) CONTRAST COLOR:
(125, 150, 175, 200) [225, 250, 275, 300] {325, 350, 375, 400} yards

  • Main needles for ribbing and body: US 5 (3.75 mm) 32”/80 cm (recommended for only the two smallest sizes) OR 40”/100 cm circular (recommended for all but the two smallest sizes); DPNs for sleeves if not using magic loop
  • Larger needles for stranded colorwork: US 7 (4.5 mm) 32”/80 cm (recommended for only the two smallest sizes) OR 40”/100 cm circular (recommended for all but the two smallest sizes); DPNs for sleeves if not using magic loop
    • Note about needle sizes: Most knitters achieve a tighter gauge when they knit stranded colorwork than they do when they knit stockinette with the same yarn and needles. Adjust both needles to be sure your gauge is consistent across both types of knitting.
  • stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn, darning needle, spare needle (for shoulder sts, can use larger needle for this)
  • Copy of Star Crossed sweater, available on Ravelry