Design a Norwegian Sweater

12 hours (two 6-hour sessions) If you’ve always wanted to design your own sweater but you didn’t know where to start, this workshop is your answer! Using the techniques I developed for my book Ethnic Knitting Discovery, we’ll work through the preparations required to plan and design a sweater. We’ll make a headband as a sample project to step through the process, and you’ll be ready to cast on for your sweater after the class is over. For the advanced-beginner to intermediate knitter. Class Overview Day 1 Get Ready Choosing yarns Working with multiple colors Deciding what size needle to use Shop! Get Set Selecting your stitch patterns Choosing a size Making a headband gauge swatch (can be finished overnight or on Day 2) Day 2 Knit The numbers you’ll need for knitting The visual plan The planning worksheet The step-by-step project sheet Materials If you already have the yarn and needles to make a colorwork sweater, bring them. Otherwise we’ll shop as part of the first class day. In addition to yarn and needles, you’ll also need stitch markers, a pencil and eraser, a calculator (optional), and a sense of adventure! If you have other books on Norwegian knitting bring them along, because you might decide to use charts from those books as well as the ones provided. I will provide handouts, colored pencils, and graph paper. Shop owners? Guilds? Please contact me to find out prices and schedule.

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