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Designing Motifs for Round-yoke Sweaters


Cost includes 4 hours of class.

With Connie Peng

Jan 7, 1:00-3:00pm and Jan 8, 1:00-3:00pm CST

Learn how to design a round-yoke sweater and add your own motif designs.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Are you itching to design your own round-yoke sweater but don’t know how? Or perhaps you are curious to learn how a round-yoke is designed? This class will help you get started with your very own sweater design.

For knitters who want to learn how to fit motifs into the yoke, this class will provide you with a sweater pattern where you can place them. You will learn about the finer points of fitting motifs into a pattern.

For knitters who want to learn the math aspect of designing round-yoke sweaters, you will learn how to make calculations for a sweater that fits you specifically.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
1. Must know how to knit in round.
2. Must know how to knit increases and decreases.
3. Must know how to read charts.
4. Preferred prior sweater knitting experience (any type of sweater.)

Supply list
• 2 balls of sport-weight yarn of different colors.
• US 4 (3.5mm) needles (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)
• Graph papers, (you can use the graph paper pages from the class handout as well)
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

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Cat P.
Designing Motifs for Round-yoke Sweaters

Really enjoyed this class. Connie was very patient and knowledgeable and I was able to make a lot of headway in the process of designing my own yoke sweater. The class handouts were great and the proforma 'pie charts' were a great way to get started with the design process. Thanks Connie. Cat

Kate H.
Designing Motifs for Yoke Sweaters

This was a class with a great handout and a lot of good information and examples. I still have a lot of follow-up playing to do! The class homework was to come up with some designs to think about in the context of yoke sweaters and I have two sweaters worth of yarn I want to use for this, one for texture, one for two-color designs. Ask me next year how that went!