Intermediate Sweater Class

Aldous is a relaxed pullover that is designed to be worn with 2-4" of ease. Designed by Isabell Kraemer, this sweater features a faux-seam detail down the back, and can be knit with either a straight or A-line silhouette. 

This three-session class is designed for intermediate knitters, who have experience with knitting in the round, and working from commercial patterns. You must be familiar with all the basic knitting skills including increasing, decreasing, working in the round, and swatching.

The three classes are spread out over a 5 week span to allow time for knitting homework between classes. We will discuss all aspects of the sweater in the class, however, completion of the sweater will depend on how quickly you knit. 

Please bring a blocked swatch to the first class. This swatch should be knit in the round - Ysolda has a great tutorial on how to do this.

Cost: $90 plus taxes and materials (see below). The cost of the pattern is included in the class fee.

Instructor: Glenda McDonald

Dates & Time:

Thursdays, January 16th, 30th, and February 13th, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Materials required:

The Aldous pattern is designed by Isabell Kraemer. A copy of the pattern is included in the class fee - we will purchase a copy for you from

Yarn: 850 to 1560m of Sport or DK weight yarn; the sweater is knit at a gauge of 22 sts per 4". Suggestions include Juniper Moon Patagonia, Onion No.4 Wool + Nettle, Ella Rae Superwash Merino DK, and Holst Garn Coast held double. 

This sweater comes in finished sizes ranging from 33.75" up to 62.25", and is worn with 2-4" of positive ease (ie: the finished sweater should be 2-4" bigger than your actual bust size). Please consult the pattern for information on how much yarn you will require for your size. Please talk to one of our staff if you require assistance.

Needles: These are the needles suggested in the pattern. You may need to alter your needle sizes to achieve the correct gauge.

3.25mm / US 3 circular needles in 16"/40cm and 32"/80cm and DPNs. The smaller size needles will be used for the neckline, bottom ribbing, and cuffs.

3.75mm / US 5 circular needles in 16"/40cm and 32"/80cm and DPNs. The larger sizes needles will be used for the main body and sleeves of the sweater.

Students receive a 10% discount on class materials when purchased in-store.

Registration Policies:

  • Registration and payment of fees must be completed two days prior to the start date in order to secure a seat.
  • Payment can be made online, or in store.
  • A minimum number of students is required for each class.  We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the class if the minimum is not met.
  • Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the start of the class; your original receipt is required in order to receive a full refund.
  • Please purchase all materials in advance of the first class unless otherwise noted.