Make it Your Own Top Down Sweater with Circular Yoke VIA ZOOM!
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Tuesday - Wednesday 10- 5 pm
Thursday - Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 (starting July 3rd) 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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Make it Your Own Top Down Sweater with Circular Yoke VIA ZOOM!

Join Ann Budd as she explores the Seamless Yoke (also called Circular Yoke) construction in The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters. In this six-lesson, eight-week online class, Ann will guide you through every step of using the charted instructions in The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters to knit yourself your own Seamless Yoke sweater.

Choose between a pullover and cardigan in the yarn and gauge of your choice. Ann will guide you through knitting a gauge swatch and how to properly measure your gauge. She'll also help you choose the correct size and how to make simple modifications to make the sweater truly "yours". Throughout the moderated zoom sessions, Ann will demonstrate each of the key steps in knitting a top-down seamless yoke sweater while sharing how she makes design choices for the sweater she'll knit during the class.

Ann allows recording of the class sessions.  Students will get a recording within 24 hours of the class to view for 1 week.  
Class will meet on the following Mondays from 5-6:30 MTN Time

Class Schedule: 

    Aug 9: Class 1-- sweater size and gauge
    Aug 16: Class 2 -- cast on for torso, work yoke increases
    Aug 23: Class 3 -- divide body and sleeves
    Aug 30: Class 4--finish lower body and begin sleeves
    Sep 6: No class (Labor Day)
    Sep 13: Class 5 -- catch-up week with knit-a-long with Ann
    Sep 27: Class 6 -- finishing

In preparation for class please  PRINT and Review this letter from Ann Budd found here!

Refer to these documents for determine yardage needed:
Child Sweater
Adult Sweater

Yarn suggestions from Ann include:  Yakkity Yak in Fingering Semi SolidTonals, and Variegated or DK by Greenwood Fiber Studio, Darnie or Soft Donegal by Studio Donegal, Juniper Moon PatagoniaAmble by The Fiber Co, Shepherd's Wool by Stonehedge, Berroco Ultra Wool in FingeringDK or Worsted Wt., Sun Valley MCN or Sun Valley Worsted.  Plymouth Yarns Quaker Hill.  Coastal by Elemental Affects (we have more coming in) and Wool Pop by Universal yarns.  Malabrigo SockMechaArroyoRios.  

Please note that hand-dyed yarns require special techniques to camouflage possible color variations between skeins. Ann will cover these techniques in the first class.   

Students must purchase their yarn from Longmont Yarn Shoppe, and can enjoy a 10% materials discount on purchases for this class using code ANNBUDD10 online. 

Testimonials from previous students:

Thank you! I enjoyed the class and learned so much from Ann. My understanding about customizing knits using math has increased ten fold. 

Linda S. 

Thanks so much for hosting Ann's class.  I was hesitant at first, but am so glad that I enrolled.  I learned so much on so many different topics.  Ann's guidance was more helpful than I can say.  The biggest take away from the class is that I am confident that with the help of Ann's book, I can knit any sweater in any pattern in any yarn I want - and that sweater will fit the intended recipient.  I'm so excited to start a second sweater.
Tanya G.

I took this class and absolutely loved it. Ann is very knowledgeable and has infinite patience. She makes sure questions are answered prior to moving forward so you don’t have to worry about getting left behind

Amy P. 

I absolutely loved this class. Ann is such a lovely lady and is so knowledgeable. Ann makes this process so easy and not scary. The best part was that for the first time ever I knit myself a sweater that fits perfectly !!!

Ellen P. 

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Ann Budd
Instructor Bio: Ann Budd is an author of more than a dozen ever popular knitting books, a devoted teacher who helps other develop their own approach to knitting and designing, and is the founder of Knit for Fun Retreats.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.