My First Knit Sweater: Spring Edition
Taught by Rhiannon Platt
Rhiannon Platt is at least third generation fiber artist. Raised by seamstresses, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds, she picked up her first pair of needles over a decade ago. Since her first scarf, Rhiannon has gone on to fabricate for Lion Brand Yarn, Nathan Vincent, Olek, Jeila Gueramian, Londonkaye, and Levi’s. In between commissions, she finds time to write patterns and make endless sweaters.
Sweaters aren’t just for the winter! In this four-week course, I will take students through the steps of making their first sweater to wear into spring with one of Andi Satterlund’s patterns. The course will focus on not only how to make a sweater, but how to tailor it to your measurements. While the pattern may be a cropped long sleeve sweater, students will be given options to adjust the length of both the sleeves and arms. By using a worsted weight yarn we will work through the pattern in no time, giving you some wear before we reach summer.
- Knit, Purl, Increasing, Decreasing, Cast on, Bind-off, Working in the Round, Pattern Reading
- Bring in a 4 x 4 inch gauge swatch matching 16 stitches and 22 rows in your chosen yarn.
Homework between sessions:
While you'll need to work on the sweater between classes, you can choose to make it with short sleeves for less work outside of class, or with long sleeves and a longer torso.
34” (38”, 42”) finished bust sizes.
16 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st with 5 mm needles = 4 x 4 in
Materials to bring with you to class:
- 650 (800, 950) yards of worsted weight cotton, cotton bamboo, cotton/acrylic blend or any fiber appropriate for spring, so no wool!
- 24 inch US 7 and US 8 circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- US 8 Double Pointed Needles
- 4 stitch markers
- Sewing needle and coordinating thread
- 8 5/8” buttons
- Scrap Yarn
- Darning Needle
Feel free to contact us with any questions!