Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Beginner (must be comfortable knitting and purling)
 
Class type
Technique
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
10 yd (10 m) smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn
US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles
F (3.75 mm) or G (4 mm) crochet hook
Safety pins
Blunt darning needle
Sharp tapestry needle
Scissors
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
Swatch 1: Cast on 20 stitches. Work 5 rows of K1, P1 rib. Starting with a knit row, work in stockinette stitch for 16 rows. End after working a purl row. Bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20-cm) tail.
Swatch 2: Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 8 rows (garter stitch). Starting with a knit row, work in stockinette stitch for 20 rows. End after working a purl row. Next row (RS): Bind off 3 stitches knitwise, knit to end. Next row (WS): Purl. Next row (RS): K1, SL 1, K1, PSSO, knit to end. Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times (8 stitches remain). Work 7 more rows in stockinette stitch, end after working a purl row. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 1-yd (1-m) tail.
Swatch 3: Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 8 rows (garter stitch). Starting with a knit row, work in stockinette stitch for 19 rows. End after working a knit row. Next row (WS): Bind off 3 stitches purlwise, purl to end. Next row (RS): Knit until 3 stitches remain on left-hand needle, K2tog, K1. Next row (WS): Purl across. Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times (8 stitches remain). Work 8 more rows in stockinette stitch, end after working a purl row. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 1-yd (1-m) tail.
Swatch 4: Cast on 30 stitches. Knit 8 rows (garter stitch). Starting with a knit row, work in stockinette stitch for 36 rows. End after working a purl row. Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.
 
Techniques to be covered
3-needle bind-off
Sewing garter stitch
Sewing stitch to stitch
Sewing row to row
Sewing stitch to row
Picking up stitches
Eyelet buttonholes
Planning buttonhole spacing
Weaving in ends
Blocking/laundering

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Class Description
Let Sarah help you put a sweater together step by step. Sew seams smoothly, pick up stitches evenly (and without gaps!), weave in ends invisibly, and learn to block like a pro. Turn your knitted pieces into a beautiful finished product that you’ll be proud to show off. Techniques covered include: 3-needle bind-off, sewing garter stitch, sewing stitch to stitch, sewing row to row, sewing stitch to row, picking up stitches, weaving in ends, and blocking/laundering.