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Essential Skills for Sweater Knitting

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Knit flattering sweaters from start to finish! Learn everything from how to recognize a good pattern to fitting, constructing and finishing a gorgeous garment.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including the Ondulé sweater pattern (sizes XS-4X), helpful charts, and measurement and gauge worksheets
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Anne Hanson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Find the sweater pattern that's right for you and follow it accurately to knit a piece that makes you proud. Join designer Anne Hanson and learn fundamental techniques and tips for perfect handknit sweaters. During class, Anne will set you up for success by teaching you how to choose and follow the sweater pattern that's right for your skill level and style preference. Then, you'll find out how to select the yarn and tools you need for the results you want, and Anne will teach you how to modify the fit of your sweater. Once you know how to adjust for fit, you'll discover how to knit your pieces and seam them together cleanly. Anne will even finish up class by providing some fabulous finishing tips that will make for polished projects.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Choosing the Style for You
Meet knitwear designer Anne Hanson and start considering the type of sweater you might like to knit. Anne reviews some common construction types and stitch patterns, and shares tips on choosing features that will complement your body type.
2. Choosing a Pattern
3. Yarn & Tools
4. Swatching
5. Adjusting Fit
6. Constructing Sweater Pieces
7. Finishing, Seaming & Blocking

Included Patterns

Ondulé Sweater

Ondulé Sweater

Ondulé Sweater

Ondulé Sweater

Taught by

Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson is a lifelong knitter and the owner of Knitspot, a popular blog where she teaches and writes about knitting, spinning and design. Anne has been featured in respected magazines such as Knitty, The Knitter, Twist Collective, Sock Club and Brave New Knits. Currently she works in Ohio, where she dreamed up the popular indie yarn company, Bare Naked Wools.

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