Design a Custom Pleated Skirt with Ann Budd via ZOOM!
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Design a Custom Pleated Skirt with Ann Budd via ZOOM!

Knitted skirts are becoming wardrobe staples and they’re a lot easier to knit than you might think--because they're knitted in the round with very little shaping, they make ideal take-a-long projects. Examples of two of Ann's pleated skirt patterns, Putting on the Pleats and Tavia, are shown below. Her other skirt designs include Take-Two SkirtPutting on the Worsted PleatsVelvety PleatsTraveling Pleats, and Lacy Pleats. These skirts are as comfortable sweat pants, but a whole lot more attractive. Ann wears them in all but the hottest summer weather. 

Please note that these are examples of the type of skirt you may knit during class; you will NOT follow the patterns for these or any other published design, though you may incorporate elements that you like. Each student will choose their own yarn (at least two plies and 75% wool are best) in fingering to worsted weight.

In the first of the four online lessons Ann will guide you through knitting a proper gauge swatch and taking proper waist and hip measurements to create a personal pattern for a “pleated” skirt with a perfect fit, no matter your size. In the following sessions, Ann will demonstrate all the steps from casting on, shaping the hips with darts, and adding pleats, to binding off, inserting elastic in the waistband, and blocking. Ann will also be available to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the six-week course via a Ravelry thread hosted by Longmont Yarn Shoppe on our Ravelry page.  

This four-session online class is hosted on Zoom from 5:00 to 6:30 pm Mountain Time (7:00 to 8:30 pm Eastern Time; 6:00 to 7:30 pm Central Time; 4:00 to 5:30 pm Pacific Time) on Tuesdays March 8, 22, 29, and April 12. Students will have access to the recorded sessions for seven days following each class.

Your Zoom Link will be sent the day before the first class and will be the same for all 4 sessions.  If you do not see it, please check your spam filter.  THIS CLASS WILL BE RECORDED and the ZOOM link will be available for 1 week to review! 

Click here to get a document that clarifies yarn requirements.  We ask that your yarn be purchased with Longmont Yarn Shoppe.  Students enjoy a 10% materials discount using STUDENT10 on check out.  Shop in person or online for your yarn and materials. 

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: This is an advanced beginner class. Students should know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and will learn 2 increase techniques from Ann. Students have to be willing to do a useful gauge swatch for best results.
Materials Included: A custom fitting skirt pattern written by Ann is included in your class fee.
Requirements: We ask that students use yarn purchased from Longmont Yarn Shoppe to participate in this class.
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. A current passion of Ann's is helping raise awareness around Alzheimer's Disease and the fight against it, as more of her friends and family become victims. Hear how Ann is contributing to the fight against Alzheimer's, and what she's been up to lately!

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