Top-down cardigans are knit from the neckline down to the waist. This easy technique makes for an almost seamless sweater (no finishing - yay!) and also gives you the opportunity to try the sweater on as you knit it, ensuring a proper fit.
In this three week class we will learn the top-down technique while creating a cozy cardgan sweater. The pattern we will be using is Stillwater, a versatile cardigan with a subtle cable design on the fronts.
All aspects of creating the cardigan will be covered in class, however, completion of the garment will depend on the speed at which you knit. Knitting homework will be required. Students must know how to cast on, knit, purl, work basic increases and decreases, and bind off. Experience working from patterns of any type will be an asset.
(photos © Marie Greene)
Instructor: Glenda McDonald
Cost: $90 plus materials (see below). The class fee includes the pattern.
The Stillwater pattern is used with permission of the designer, Marie Greene.
Needles: 4mm / US 6, 32” circular needle for the Body; 3.5mm / US 4, 40” circular needle for the ribbing; 4mm / US 6 DPNS for sleeves; and 3.5mm / US 4 DPNs for sleeve ribbing.
The main body of the sweater is knit on 4mm needles, with 3.5mm needles used for the ribbing on the cuffs and neckline. Please adjust your needle size as necessary to achieve the correct gauge.
Stitch markers, a measuring tape, and a yarn needle are also required.
Students receive a 10% discount on class materials.