Knitted Raglans From the Top Down


Price includes 6 hours of class.

A virtual class with Lily Chin

Oct 8, 5:00-7:00pm; Oct 9, 2:00-4:00pm; and Oct 16, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

Learn to plan, design, and work a knit raglan seamlessly from the top down. Working from the top down means being able to try your sweater on as you go!

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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The top-down construction lets you finesse the garment where it makes the most difference — neck, yoke, and raglan increases.

We’ll take measurements and do the easy math. Learn how to incorporate different stitches. Try out different kinds of decorative increases. Chart out the shaping to keep track of where we are at all times. Ensure a perfect fit every time.

Come away with a miniature sample or two to whet your appetite. Get started on the life-sized yoke between sessions. Bonuses include little tricks and details about: casting on in the middle of the work, closing up gaps when separating stitches, and lowering the front necks.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Have made garments before. Have basic working knowledge of converting measurements into stitches and rows using gauge OR of drafting standard patterns. Comfortable with basic stitch charts.

Supply List
• Graph paper, 8 or 10 squares to the inch
• Gauged graph paper, can be found at – print one out for 16 stitches and 20 rows for an aran-wt or heavy-worsted gauge
• Calculator
• Scissors & scotch tape
• Several colored pencils & eraser
• Stitch markers
• Smooth & contrasting scrap yarn
• Tapestry needle
• Worsted- or chunky-weight yarn (You’ll need about 1200 yds for a S-M long-sleeved pullover, up to 1800 yds for 2X. You’ll need less for short or ¾ length sleeves. Make sure to work a swatch at least 4” x 4” in chosen yarn & write down gauge.)
• About 10 yards of yarn for pre-class work
• Appropriate needles for yarn in 16, 24 and 32-inch lengths OR an interchangeable set as well as dpns.

Limited pre-class work required.