Sweater Workshop: “Carbeth” by Kate Davies
Teacher: Mary Brandau
When: Tuesdays, September 21, 28, October 12, 26, 5:00–7:00 pm (Please note that there are two weeks between some classes to allow more time for homework.)
Description: Is it time to knit a sweater? Kate Davies’s Carbeth is the perfect first sweater. This wide, cropped sweater, featuring simple lines and a deep rolled neck, is knit in the round from the bottom up using bulky yarn. Though Carbeth is designed to be slightly cropped, the pattern may be easily modified to add length. Techniques covered will include swatching in the round, measuring for gauge, knitting in the round, working simple decreases, joining sleeves, finishing (including kitchener stitch), and blocking. Under Mary’s expert guidance, you’ll finish this sweater in record time and be ready to wear it this fall!
Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with the following: casting on and binding off, knitting, and purling.
Homework: Participants must swatch in the round for gauge before the first class meeting. Students will receive clear swatching instructions as soon as they register for class.
Materials to bring along:
- 575–850 yards bulky weight yarn, purchased from Spun (we recommend Woolfolk Luft, Re:Treat Chunky Roving or Vintage Chunky)
- 32” size US10.5 circular needles (or size necessary to achieve gauge)
- Pattern: Carbeth (provided by Spun, via Ravelry)
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