Join Our 2021 Sweater Challenge!
In times like these, we want to ease off on the pressure, so we decided that this challenge will run the entire two months of January and February. Take a little extra time to make this your best one yet! And there's no charge to join. Until then, make sure you grab your yarn of choice and choose your pattern. We have a few suggestions below. We can't wait to see the results!
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Every Stitch Counts (Knit)
This customizable sweater features a cropped high/low hem and plenty of options for knitting to your preferred style. The boxy, oversized fit is comfortable and flattering. Pattern includes instructions to adjust the length, add patch pockets and two different options for finishing your neckline (cowl or crew). Choose to knit your sweater in one color or select a contrast color to knit the hem, sleeve cuffs, and pockets.
Sorrel is knit top-down, seamlessly in the round using one strand of sock yarn held with one strand of mohair silk lace. The yoke features richly textured linear dip stitches (don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with this type of tucked/smocked stitch, it’s easy and a video tutorial is included with the pattern!) and a reverse stockinette body- knit inside out so you don’t have to purl the entire time.
Taroko Sweater (Crochet)
A colorful short sleeve sweater with a round yoke and lace elements throughout. It was inspired by Taroko National Park in Taiwan and its lush green mountains and waterfalls, which are bursting with life and beauty. The body of the sweater can be made cropped or as long as you want and the neck is wide for extra comfort.
Fjell Cardigan (Crochet)
Designed to fit with 2-4 in. of positive ease at the bust. This cardigan is worked seamlessly from top down. First some short rows are worked back and forth to raise the back neck. Then the yoke is worked in rows to sleeves separation. The lower body is worked in rows to bottom. Sleeves are worked top down to the cuffs. The length of the body and sleeves is easily adjustable.
Caribou Hills (Knit)
A colorwork yoke sweater worked from the top down. This design is intended to be worn with 4-10” 10-25.5 cm of positive ease. You will find full fit details in the included schematic, as well as a coloring sheet to help you determine your color choices! This size-inclusive design is easily modified in sleeve and body length to create a perfect fit.
Choose two colors and cast on for this simple top down raglan pullover. The back neck is raised with short row shaping in a contrasting color. The yoke is worked in stripes with slipped stitches along the raglan increase lines. Striped ribbing at the cuffs and bottom edging echoes the colorful yoke.
This sweater has an oversized box silhouette. Hana sweater is knitted flat and the front and back are each made up of three pieces, that are knitted using a modular technique. Once the body and sleeves are finished, the shoulders, sleeves and body seams are sewn together by embroidery.
Carbeth Swan Dance (Knit)
A large-gauge, oversized, and simply structured sweater. Openwork swans dance their way across the panels at sleeves, front and back. Two very different yarns are held together when knitting this sweater. This interesting combination of a sheepy woollen spun bulky yarn with a light-as-air silk / alpaca laceweight creates a beautiful marled fabric with a slight halo.
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All classes are temporarily cancelled. We will (excitedly) send a note to our newsletter subscribers when it is safe to move forward.
Keep an eye out for some of our regular classes.
While the classes on our calendar are always changing, we do have a few tried and true ones to ease you into the next (or first!) phase of your yarn-venture.
And by all means, if there's something you're dying to learn, contact us to schedule a private lesson!