Aran Sweater Knitting Masterclass With Vermont Yarn

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New & exclusive for 2020 | All year online class
Vermont yarn | Limited to 20 knitters

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Donna (me) and Katie (from Cloverworks farm) gathering wool from Vermont farms.


What is this about?

See this bag of Texel wool at Porjay Farm in New Haven, VT? Cloverworks Farm and I (designer Donna Druchunas) decided to buy it just for this special project. What is it? Well to put it simply: design and knit your own Aran sweater with help from me in an online video class with my book, Ethnic Knitting Exploration as our workbook.

This wool is not soft like merino which makes it perfect for an Aran sweater. The long staples of durable wool will create a sweater that you can pass down to your grandchildren. We will have the yarn spun in a way to take advantage of these special features and you’ll receive yarn that will be one-of-a-kind. Only the 20 people who sign up for this project will ever get this yarn. You’re special and you deserve this!

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Your wool is in the bag. Currently being processed.


What do I get?
  • 1 (2 or 3) pounds 450 (900, or 1350) grams of custom-spun Vermont Texel woolAran Sweater Knitting Masterclass With Vermont Yarn 4 yarn to make a size kids/adult XS (adult S-XL, adult XXL+) sweater
  • Personal help from Donna to design your own Aran pullover
  • Introduction packet with stories about the farm, wool, and mill
  • Wool yarn for making a hat
  • Custom stitch markers
  • Cable needles
  • Ethnic Knitting Exploration book and ebook
  • Cable stitch library
  • Year long online video course
  • Private KAL group on Sheep to Shawl Studio website
  • Some extra little surprises along the way

 


How it Works

You will receive a package in the mail every other month throughout the whole year of 2020 for your one time payment. This is an exclusive class on how to knit & design your own garment. You’ll have a knitted sweater that will fit exactly how you designed it. I (Designer Donna Druchunas) will instruct you as we move along in the year on design, knitting stitches, fit, notions needed, writing the pattern, design sleeves and so much more.

**Please note that this exclusive Aran Knitted Sweater Masterclass is for experienced knitters.**


Year Long Timeline
Everything below is included

 

20-30 January 2020

Welcome

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You’ll create your own one-of-a-kind sweater.

Welcome packet including: a booklet about Texel sheep, photos of sheep and lambs, printed syllabus of our year-long project, a history of Aran knitting, plus a lock of Texel wool, and an exclusive welcome present.

20-30 March 2020

Book & Notions

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Work Book

Ethnic Knitting Adventures book and ebook, cable needles, additional cable stitch library, and link to video lessons for learning different ways to work cables and make bobbles.

01-15 May 2020

Practice Yarn

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Wool yarn to make a hat and practice the planning and techniques that will be needed to make a sweater.

01-15 July 2020

Videos & Planning

Aran Sweater Knitting Masterclass With Vermont Yarn 8Video lessons on planning our sweaters including: how to swatch and calculate gauge with multiple pattern stitches, how to arrange stitches on a sweater, how to plan the sleeves, what kind of neckband and finishing to choose, and so forth. Link to spreadsheets to use if you don’t like to work on paper. Custom stitch markers to use in your project.

01-15 September 2020

Yarn Arrives!

Aran Sweater Knitting Masterclass With Vermont Yarn 9Your yarn arrives! Make swatches in the actual yarn and needles for your project. Update your sketches and calculations and cast on. Yarn will be delivered on cones.

01-15 November 2020

Online Knit Along

Aran Sweater Knitting Masterclass With Vermont Yarn 10KAL continues until we have our finished sweaters, with more tips on knitting, blocking, and finishing.

 

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How Much Does This Cost?

The price is different based on how much yarn you need for the size sweater you want to make. Not only do you get your chosen amount of yarn, but all of the goodies listed above and a year of hand-holding from yours truly in our virtual classroom.

Extra 100g skeins of yarn will be available to purchase later if needed! These yarns amounts are estimates. Yardage required varies by how dense the cables are in your design. So if you think you want to make a very densely cabled sweater, go up to the next size. You can always make a matching hat and scarf if you don’t need all of the yarn. If you are running short as you make your sweater, you can always design simpler sleeves. I based sizing estimates on this information from the Craft Yarn Council.

Guarantee: Limited to 20 persons. No refunds.
In the event we do not meet our attendee requirement by the end of January 2020, all payments will be returned in full along with a parting gift. We will notify you through email the first two weeks of February 2020, if so.


Includes Year-Long Personal Help

 

1 pound (450g) of yarn
Approx 950 yds (868m)
Size Kids / Adult XS
Chest meas: up to 30″ (76cm)
One Time Payment: $249 (USD)
Includes Shipping
Only available to residents in US & Canada

CLASS IS FULL
2 pounds (900g) of yarn
Approx 1900 yds (1737m)
Size Adult S to XL
Chest meas: 32-46″ (81-117cm)
One Time Payment: $289 (USD)
Only available to residents in US & Canada

CLASS IS FULL

3 pounds (1350g) of yarn
Approx 2850 (2606m)
Size Adult XXL and up
Chest meas: 48-62″ (122-157cm)
One Time Payment: $329 (USD)
Only available to residents in US & Canada

CLASS IS FULL
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Design your own Aran knitted sweater with Designer Donna Druchunas.

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