Machine Knit Garment Skills II: Necklines and Basic Shaping
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Machine Knit Garment Skills II: Necklines and Basic Shaping

The focus of this series of classes is on techniques and will require homework if the student wants a finished baby cardigan. This class builds upon the first class in the series in which the baby cardigan pattern was adapted for the knitter’s gauge. 

This class will teach shaping techniques, focusing on neckline and shoulder shaping. At the end of the class, students will have at least one front and the back piece of the cardigan ready for seaming and bands.

If students sign up for all 3 sessions of this class series they will be given a 20.00 Gift Card to LYS after the final class. 


Knitting machine in working condition with tools. Students can rent a machine from the instructors for $10 per class, but the machine cannot go home with the students. Please contact instructors to arrange an in-class rental.

Bring your swatch and previous samples , calculations, calculator, paper and pencil, etc. 

Yarn appropriate to machine’s gauge, preferably not 100% cotton. These are techniques that will work with any yarn suitable for the student’s machine.  Bamboo Pop is suitable for standard or mid-gauge machines. Any worsted weight yarn would be good for a bulky machine.


Students who attended Machine Knit Garment Skills I: Swatching to Pattern Conversion.  Bring back and one front (knit to neckline and removed on waste yarn), gauge swatch, schematic and worksheet. 

Students who did NOT attend Machine Knit Garment Skills I: Swatching to Pattern Conversion: Bring one piece 38 stitches by 20 rows and a second piece 80 stitches by 20 rows, both removed on waste yarn using your yarn on your machine. 

Please note in registration what machine you are bringing and reach out to the instructors in advance of class to let them know.  If the student plans on using their own machine, they should bring latch and transfer tools in appropriate gauge. 

Laura Goodrich:
Nancy Jencks:

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Basic machine knitting skills: cast on, use of transfer tools, use of latch tool, binding off and removing on waste yarn.
Materials Included: Handouts: Pattern schematic, Worksheet, Techniques, References
Instructor: Yarn Squirrel Knitting
Instructor Bio: Yarn Squirrel Knitting is a company dedicated to inspiring people to machine knit. Laura and Nancy teach in-person classes and provide pop-up machine knitting studios, focusing on helping students visualize what they're doing and why. Their goal is to bring new machine knitters into the fold so that they can experience the satisfaction of creating unique garments that fit.

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