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Yoked Sweater Workshop with Paula Pereira: exploring the construction and details to create your own custom sweater

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 3, 2019

Event Category:
Join us for a weekend of sweater construction with a pro! Using the Yésica Lightweight Pullover pattern, we will learn about the construction and design details that make it so flattering. Participants will choose among several Manos yarn types and weights and learn to customize the pattern to their specific needs — fibre, gauge, size, measurements. We will swatch (and block our swatches!) to ensure that we get great results, then begin knitting from the top down. By the end of the second day of class, knitters should be at or near the end of the yoke, ready to divide for body and sleeves.
Workshop schedule:
Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm
*Lunch not provided. We will make recommendations on where to lunch in our neighborhood or feel free to bring a bagged lunch to class.
Skills required:
Knitters should be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, bind off. Some experience with short-rows helpful, but not required. Basic math skills (don’t panic — your smartphone has a calculator!).
Materials required:
  • tape measure
  • pen or pencil and paper
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • knitting needles to match your yarn selection (bring a big range! You’ll need 16″ and longer circular and dpn in a size to go with your chosen yarn, and a size or two smaller). We’ll choose yarn together in class.
  • For finished circumference 38.25 (40.25, 43.75, 49.5, 54.25, 58.5, 63.25)”, yardage estimates of 1300 (1400, 1500, 1650, 1800, 1950, 2150) yards for Manos Silk Blend. Less yardage needed if you select Maxima or Alegria Grande.
  • Pattern will be provided

About Paula Pereira:

Paula Pereira has published designs with PomPom, Amirisu, Brooklyn Tweed, Quince & Co., Making, Knit.Wear, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, and others. She lives in Brazil.