Fresh Berry Tee: An Introduction to Top-down Sweater Knitting

Fresh Berry Tee: An Introduction to Top-down Sweater Knitting

Needles in the Haymarket

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This is a beautiful light weight top for spring, summer and fall. It is one piece top-down construction. The top is knitted similar to most top-down sweater patterns. The model was knitted in self-striping Cotton Supreme Waves cotton yarn. It is DK weight yarn.

Instructor: Marlene Graves

Three 2-hour sessions

Supplies: Fresh Berries pattern (A free pattern on Universal Yarn's website, via Ravelry or click here)

Needles: US 7/4.5mm 16" and 24-32"circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

US 6/4mm 16in. circular, US 6/4mm 24in. circular, 16 in. circular and a set of double points

590 - 1130 yards of DK weight yarn or 3-5 skeins of Cotton Supreme Waves yarn (See pattern for the correct amount for your size)

Notions: Stitch markers, Tapestry Needle

Skills Required: Students should know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, knit in the round, and make a gauge swatch.

Skills Learned: In class you will learn to read and follow a pattern, the basic top-down sweater/top construction. M1R and M1L increases, work on double pointed needles, pick up stitches.

Homework: Download pattern, purchase yarn, and needles.  If you need help getting the pattern, the shop can help you in person.  Make a gauge swatch using the needles and yarn you plan to use for your project and

bring it to the first class. The gauge for this project is 24 sts x 32 rows on your larger needle.

Class Size: 5 students maximum, 2 students minimum. If the 2 student minimum is not met, Needles in the Haymarket can either refund the class or move the student to a class scheduled at a later date.

This class is "mask optional".