No Yokes About It: Perfecting the Fit and Look of Top-down Yoke Sweaters
With Anne Podlesak
January 9, 2-4pm CST
January 10, 2-4pm CST
January 16, 2-4pm CST
Plan a custom-fit, top-down circular yoke sweater using three circumferences — spoiler alert, they may be new to you — and Anne’s worksheet. You’ll understand the value of row gauge as you swatch with the yarn, stitch, and color pattern of your choice.
Round-yoke sweaters are flattering and rewarding to knit, once you understand the shaping details!
We will focus on top-down construction as we discuss shaping the yoke, body, and sleeves for a well-fitting, comfortable sweater.
We begin with the techniques of increasing for a top-down yoke, follow with the math behind this type of construction, and then discuss ways to customize the fit of your sweater.
Once you have swatched the yarn, stitch, and color pattern of your choice, you will be able to plan a custom-fit yoke using Anne’s worksheet! So, your swatch is doubly important, because stitch and row gauge are equally critical when planning a yoke. You will have time to knit between sessions to see how well it works for you!
As we proceed, we will build on the basic shaping and customization tools and talk about stitch pattern choices, as well as explore basic color theory suggestions to tailor your design to your own personal taste for a unique sweater.
Basic knitting skills required to take this class:
Knit, purl, increases/decreases. Basic sweater construction knowledge.
__ Select a pattern (or patterns) that are top-down yoke construction sweaters that you’d like to knit.
__Appropriate yarn and needles to swatch with to match pattern.
__Graph paper may be helpful if students wish to create their own stitch patterns for the yoke but is not required (optional).
__ Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles of appropriate size to achieve gauge