Designing Motifs for Round-yoke Sweaters
With Connie Peng
June 12, 1:00pm-3:00 pm CDT (Pt 1)
June 13, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm CDT (Pt 2)
Learn to design well-fitting, round-yoke sweaters with colorwork motifs and textured stitches.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
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Decorating around the yoke of a sweater is a wonderful way to bring focus to the neck area. Whether you want to create designs for round-yoke sweaters using your own patterns or want to modify existing motifs, this the class for you.
We will start with some basic calculations to make well-fitting round yoke sweaters and go from there.
Many kinds of stitches and techniques can be used — colorwork, cables, or texture. We will explore ways to use motifs, either from stitch dictionaries or your own, to create a design for your yoke.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must know how to knit in round and the basics of either colorwork or texture stitches.
__2 balls of Sport-weight yarn of different colors.
__3.5mm/US 4 needle (or size to obtain gauge) to swatch in small rounds to obtain gauge of 22 stitches x 28 rounds in stockinette stitch. Note: Stitch gauge is more important than row/round gauge here.
__4 or more charts you want to work with, it can be your own or from a knitting dictionary (can be colorwork charts, texture stitches, or other singular motifs)
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes