Sweater Design Workshop with Ann Budd via ZOOM!
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Sweater Design Workshop with Ann Budd via ZOOM!

This is a class on designing your own sweater from scratch. The construction will follow the Modified Drop-Shoulder Sweaters in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. The book is not necessary, but you may find a copy to be helpful. 

The advantage to designing your own sweater is that you’re not limited by the yarn, gauge, or size given in a pattern. For this, which may be the first sweater you design on your own, we’ll follow modified drop-shoulder construction worked from the bottom up, which is easiest for new designers—once you’ve determined your stitch pattern for the body, the armholes and neck are easily shaped with decreases and the sleeve caps require no shaping.

The assumption for this class is that you’ve knitted sweaters before following published patterns and are ready to venture into designing on your own. You can make the design as simple or complicated as you want. Through six two-hour online sessions over the course of eight weeks, Ann Budd will guide you through all the steps, from determining your size and gauge to centering a stitch pattern to seaming and finishing.

Your zoom link will be sent to you the day before the first class and will be the same link the entire series. If you do not see it please check your spam filter. The class will be recorded and available for viewing for 1 week after the class airs.  

We respectfully ask that you purchase your yarn for this class from Longmont Yarn Shoppe.  Students enjoy a 10% materials discount with code STUDENT10 online and in store. 

Students should have their yarn by the first class, which will be on measuring gauge and choosing a finished size. There's no homework for the first class.  Refer to these 2 documents to determine yarn yardage requirements for your sweater. General Yarn Requirements: AdultGeneral Yarn Requirements: Child

Please refer to this letter from Ann so you know what to expect in this class!  You can find it HERE.

Feb 4: Choosing a Size and Measuring Gauge

Feb 11: Determining Stitch and Row Counts and Centering a Pattern

Feb 18 : Back and Front

March 4: Front Neck Shaping

March 11: Sleeves

April 1: Blocking, Seaming, and Neckband


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Requirements: This is an incredibly "meaty "class with a lot of content. Students should be confident in their ability to knit a sweater before coming to the 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.

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