Class Description: Making a sweater fit and flatter requires that we pay special attention to the shoulders. Well-fitted sweaters have a slope built into the shoulders, but this technique has always been a challenge for stranded knitters: how can we knit a slope without knitting back in color pattern? In this class you will knit a small sample of Janine’s shaped shoulder in the round technique, which avoids purling in pattern. This technique can be used with any published pattern. We will also determine the optimal slope for your body by pinning a t-shirt to fit and discuss how to translate this information to your pattern.
Class Length: 3 hours
Meeting Format: Lecture and Hands-on learning
Level of Experience: Some experience in stranded knitting, reading charts, and knitting in the round.
Homework: Required – instructions will be provided in advance to registered participants.
Materials and Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:
2 balls of smooth worsted-weight wool yarn, one much darker than the other. About 2 oz of each color. It is important that these be the same yarn brand.
Appropriately sized 16” circular needles to make a firm fabric (size depends on your yarn and knitting style)
T-shirt that fits you very loosely
Class Size: Maximum 21
Cost: $30 for members ($65 for non-members which includes Guild Membership)
How to Register: Register at the meeting registration table. Or send an email to Willa Cather at Programs AT SanDiegoKnitters DOT com (this is not a clickable email address – you’ll need to change the AT and DOT to appropriate symbols and eliminate any spaces.)Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is by check made payable to San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild (payee name must be written out in full – our bank will not accept checks with abbreviations.) Checks should be mailed to Willa Cather (address in your Guild Directory.) Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.
Cancellation Policy: Please notify us as early as possible if you need to cancel your workshop registration. Refund of the workshop fee requires a cancellation notification at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop. Fees cannot be refunded for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice.
Location: Encinitas Community Center, Room 118, location details below.
Learn more about Janine Bajus’ visit and the November 7 meeting here.