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Sweater Knit-Along: "Calyx" by Elizabeth Doherty - copy



The "Calyx" sweater Knit Along is designed for knitters with some sweater-knitting experience.  It is knit with DK weight yarn, and is knit from the bottom up, with a simple lace pattern on the front and sleeves.  The sweater has drop shoulder sleeves, with stitches picked up at the armholes and knit down.  There is a lateral braid at the base of the neckline ribbing.

Knitting this sweater will give you the opportunity to learn or practice many skills, including:   

  • provisional cast-on
  • 3-needle bind-off
  • picking up stitches
  • i-cord edging
  • lateral braid accent
  • right and left lifted increases (RLI and LLI)
  • wrap and turn short rows
  • the pattern is both written and charted.

Adventurous Advanced Beginner or Intermediate  Skill Level (Probably not a 1st sweater)

Suggested Yarns:  Cotton Cashmere, Soft Yak DK, Denim Revive,

Before the 1st class: 
                     Choose yarn.
                     Read through p.3 of the pattern
                     Swatch:  Follow the directions for both the stockinette and lace swatches using a needle that will give you gauge                                  and a fabric you like.
                     Tentatively pick a size based on the pattern's schematic

Class is conducted via Zoom*.   


Advanced instruction before the class will be sent via email.  Please make sure the shop has your current email on file.  

Each session is recorded for playback on our YouTube channel.  

Please complete the homework before class.  (See below). 


There is no charge for Zoom classes.  We request that you use yearn purchased at the shop.  

*Visit Zoom.us and enter code 559-658-0843  no passcode needed

Includes: 

Pattern 

Instruction for making the sweater. 

Supplies: 

Worsted Weight Yarn  - Blue Sky Woolstok, Rowan Superwash, or Brooklyn Tweed Shelter are recommended.   Amounts needed for sizes: 

XS (bust 33 1/4)  850 yrds 
SM (bust 34 3/4) 900 yrds
M1 (bust 37 1/4) 950 yrds
M2 (bust 39 3/4) 1030 yrds
L1 (bust 42 1/4) 1070 yrds
L2 (bust 45 1/2)  1170 yrds
XL (bust 49 3/4)  1290 yrds 
XXL (bust 53 3/4) 1380 yrds


Size  #7 (to obtain a gauge of 19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches) This will be your main needle. 
In addition you will need:  
  • Needle 1 size smaller than your "main" needle.  This will be referred to as your smaller needle. 
  • You will need 16" circular needles in both your main and smaller needle for the ribbing and upper yoke. 
  • You will need circurlar needles in both the main and smaller sizes that are suitable for your bust/chest measur   

6 stitch markers, each unique (eg.  different colors and/or shapes). 

Waste yarn (small amount for holding sleeve and pocket sts). 

Tapestry needles. 

 

Homework: 

Purchase yarn for your sweater (decide if you want the color block stripes). 

Knit your swatch:   CO 25 stitches on a #7 needle* and knit stockinette stitch for 5 in.  (If you know you are a loose knitter, you many want to use a #6 needle).  If you are purchasing needles for this project, you may wish to wait until after the 1st session to buy needles other than your "main" needle. 

In the first session, we will discuss the swatch and how it will help you to make a sweater that fits.  We will discuss the information that is found in patterns to help you choose the correct size for you.  The information from the pattern and your swatch will allow you to choose your correct size and cast on your sweater.  

Please take a moment to review our Class Policies, regarding cancellations, minimum enrollment etc.

 

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