Flax sweater by Tin Can Knits on a blocking mat

First Sweater: Flax Baby

Regular price $100.00

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First Sweater Class

Instructor:  Kathy Johnson

This class will be taught in person and is limited to six students. Students must be fully vaccinated by the start of class (2 weeks after J&J or 2 weeks after the second shot for Moderna and Pfizer). Proof of registration is required to register for the class. All classes are held before or after shop hours, and masks are required.

In our First Sweater class, we will knit a toddler sized top down raglan sweater and introduce you to the world of sweater knitting!

Required skills: Advanced beginner. Pattern reading, casting on, knitting, purling, binding off. We will teach you everything else!

Purchase before the start of class:

  • Flax pattern by Tin Can Knits (free!)
  • 2 hanks of Malabrigo Rios
  • 16" circular needles in US 6 and US 8
  • double pointed needles in US 6 and US 8
  • stitch markers (need at least 6)
  • tapestry needle

The Flax sweater pattern accommodates all sizes; for this class we will knit the 6-12 month sized sweater.

Materials for the class must be purchased at The Craftivist. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of supplies for the class.

Complete before the first class:

Buy your materials (anyone at the shop can help), download your pattern, and
follow the first two paragraphs of the “yoke”. You should complete 1” of ribbing in
the smaller needle size.

Week 1: Raglan increases
Homework: Finish yoke

Week 2: Separating for sleeves
Homework: Knit body

Week 3: Picking up stitches for sleeves, magic loop
Homework: Knit sleeves

Week 4: Catch up, finishing, questions, next project planning