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Top Down Sweater Class plug for those on the fence!

Hello again,

Just in case any one is on the fence, I wanted to give you a sneak preview of the excitement to be had in the Top Down Sweater class starting this Sunday, 4/18 at 10am….

The sweater you knit is your choice, it can be knit “from scratch” using your comfortable gauge as a starting point or you can work from a top down sweater pattern from Wendy’s book or else where. I encourage everyone to take a gander at her book, Custom Knits – the designs are wonderful, beautifully written, with plenty of variety and feminine – who knew! (Raking is out of the picture!) Plus, she has a lot of info in there about ease, customizing sweaters, designing on the fly and even making your own body form using duck tape.

Techniques in the class to be explored:

Longtail provisional cast on, backward loop cast on, short rows for sleeve cap shaping and creating drape in the front of a sweater as well as at the back of the neck, steeks – if anyone decides to venture into that territory, I’m game!, and cables. We will look at and do the math for designing and knitting your top down sweater from scratch, including different shaping possibilities depending upon what people are interested in.

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy knitting, Jessica

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