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with Anne Hanson
Online Class

Essential Skills for Sweater Knitting

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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.


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h15m

Included in this Class

1. Choosing the Style for You

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

2. Choosing a Pattern

Choose a pattern that's right for you with Anne's guidance! Anne goes over the elements of a good pattern and explains features common to most patterns. Learn to read a pattern and chart by reviewing the Ondulé sweater pattern that's included with the class.

3. Yarn & Tools

3. Yarn & Tools

Anne reviews types of yarn and how to choose what will be best for your sweater. Learn how to substitute yarns, taking the weight and fiber content into consideration, and get a handle on the best tools for sweater knitting, from needles to stitch markers.