Custom Fit Sweater: Starsky


Dates: (4 sessions) Sundays, beginning on January 2, 2022 (future sessions to be scheduled as students are ready to proceed)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern

This class takes place on Zoom.

An oversized, drop-shoulder, shawl-collared cardigan featuring both sides of a beautiful slipped-stitch pattern. Inspired by a photograph of a serendipitously styled wrap designed by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, and also by Sarah’s TV crush from the seventies.

Please scroll down to learn more about this class.

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In this new version of Sarah’s Custom Fit Sweater Design series, you’ll learn, as always, how to make a beautiful sweater to fit beautiful YOU. AND as always, you’ll take away skills and worksheets and the confidence to help you on your journey to a perfect fit.

There is very little finishing needed for this garment. The body is worked in one piece from the hem up (no side seams!). The shawl collar is knit along with the body, and folds back to show off the super-cool “wrong side” of the stitch pattern. A 3-needle bind-off joins the shoulders, and the sleeves are picked up and worked from the top down.

Note: photos included in this course description are for inspiration, not necessarily what your sweater will look like.

Four sessions will cover

  1. project planning, swatching, and getting started on the body
  2. dividing fronts and back; beginning collar shaping
  3. joining shoulders; completing collar
  4. sleeves


  • All knitting class sessions will take place online via Zoom at the appointed times only, and will not be recorded.
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to each student 24 hours prior to each upcoming class session.
  • The online instruction will consist of two windows: one with Sarah’s smiling face, and one with on-camera close-ups for demonstration purposes. Each student’s smiling face will also be viewable in a window.
  • Each student will be responsible for using Zoom (super easy by clicking on a link) on an electronic device that is large enough for the instructor window and demonstration window to be clearly viewed.
  • No refunds.

Skill level

  • All are welcome here!
  • MUST be comfortable with both knitting and purling

Materials needed

  • SlipStream Shawl pattern, by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton (coupon code for the pattern download will be provided to all registered students)
  • yarn (to be determined at first session, but please “bring” any yarns you are thinking about using)
  • needles (appropriate for the yarn chosen)
  • notions:
    • flexible measuring tape
    • stitch markers
    • stitch holders or scrap yarn to hold shoulder stitches
    • coilless safety pins
    • yarn needle (for seaming and weaving in ends)
    • scissors
    • calculator
    • pen or pencil


  • None!