Sweater Weather is here!!!
As a knitter, I am really in my element when the weather turns cool, the days get shorter, and I can cozy up in a comfy chair with my current project (...or in reality...P R O J E C T S). I aspire to have a shelf full of beautifully folded
sweaters, a drawer full of hand knit socks, and more than one pair of mittens. When the leaves start to fall I am reminded that I CAN start a sweater project and with a little luck I CAN have it finished in time to wear for Christmas.
My job as a shop owner is to inspire you to create beautiful things and I have some inspiring beauties for you to see. Perhaps you are not confident in your ability to make a sweater. If that is the case and you are ready to give it a try...then we have a great opportunity for you. I have selected a basic top down sweater that is simple in construction and will offer a "My First Sweater Workshop" just for you. Below is a photo of the sweater we will tackle. You will have options to customize your design as short sleeve or long sleeve. You will also choose a rolled edge neckline or a ribbed neckline. We will use Worsted weight yarn and you will receive a discount on your yarn purchase.
Ready to tackle your first sweater...read on!!
My First Sweater Workshop Details...click here to join
If you are a comfortable knitter and are ready to kick your skills up a notch then this workshop might just be for you!! I will be breaking this project down into 5 lessons. The lessons will be held in-person and also available via ZOOM. I have a timeline set up for you to complete the sweater by Christmas. YES you can do it!! This is a straight forward pattern that showcase nice yarn. The sweater is made to fit loosely...almost like a sweat shirt. Lessons will be broke down as follows and will meet "in person" on the following Thursday afternoons @ 2:00. ZOOM session will meet on Thursday evenings @ 7
Intro and yarn selection NOVEMBER 5
Start the yoke NOVEMBER 12
Complete the body NOVEMBER 19
Start sleeves. DECEMBER 10
Finishing details DECEMBER 17
Finished just in time for the Holidays!! If this is something you would like to try...then sign up here
I will be available every Saturday afternoon in November for extra help if you live close and "get stuck".
A More Advanced Sweater Option
I just received a trunk show from CoCoKnits that features the CoCoKnit Method of Sweater construction. Sweaters that are created using this method are knit from the top down and utilize English Tailoring on the shoulders. Here is an example of how the shoulder will look.
English Tailoring is the common method of shoulder construction found in fine "store bought" sweaters. The shoulder seam sits slightly to the back of the shoulder alleviating the added bulk of a seam on the top of the shoulder.
Traditional top down sweaters are more readily identified by the raglan style sleeves. So at first glance, a sweater knit using the CoCoKnit method will appear to be completed in pieces and sewn together. I don't know about you but I have a basket full of pieces and parts waiting to be sewn into place. And I really dislike having to "set in" a sleeve. So... sign me up to avoid that process.
I will be teaching this method of sweater construction in November both in person and online via ZOOM.
These are the 3 styles of sweaters that we will cover in this workshop. I have the entire collection available for viewing at the shop for another week. I have styled each design and am featuring them on our Instagram page and through our Facebook page. I post a lot of Instagram and Facebook content so be sure to Like and Follow our pages!!
CoCoKnits Workshop Details...click here to join
This Workshop is $60 and includes 6 lessons plus the book. These sweaters are knit on a size 11 needle so it goes quickly. The "in person" workshop will meet on Saturday Mornings @ 10 AM and via ZOOM on the following Monday evenings @ 7 PM. Allow 2 hours for instruction. I have chosen Saturday (with the exception of one Sunday afternoon) so that you will not feel rushed. I want you to stay as long as you feel comfortable. The following is the workshop timeline:
Intro includes yarn selection, swatching, and design choice - NOVEMBER 7 (Saturday)
Starting the sweater - NOVEMBER 14 (Saturday)
Filling in the chart - NOVEMBER 21 (Saturday)
Starting the body - DECEMBER 6 (Sunday @ 1 PM)
Starting the sleeves - DECEMBER 19 (Saturday)
Finishing details - January 2 (Saturday)
NOTE: class times are subject to change according to everyone's progress
CocoKnit Sweater Trunk Show Photos
REMEMBER to follow us on Instagram or Facebook as we will be featuring each of these sweaters with more details. Or follow the hashtag #theyarnstudiostore to see all of our photos.
Meanwhile...we are available 24 / 7 in our online shop. I am putting together new kits, and constantly generating new ideas for projects!!
The physical store is open from 10 to 4 Thurs. - Sat.
Happy Knitting Weather!!