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Make it Your Own: Top-Down Saddle-Shoulder Sweater Class with Ann Budd

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    In this six-session, eight-week online class, Ann Budd will guide you through every step of using the charted instructions in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters to knit yourself a saddle-shoulder sweater of your own.


    For this class you'll choose between a pullover and cardigan, and between crewneck and V-neck shaping. Examples include Retro Peplum cardigan and Tarquin Henley. Please note that these are examples of the type of sweater you may knit; you will NOT follow the patterns for these or any other published design. 


    You will choose the weight of yarn (from fingering to bulky) and the finished size (from 26” to 54” bust/chest circumference). Everyone will follow the same basic instructions, though it’s quite possible that no two students will use the same size, yarn, or gauge. 


    In the first lesson Ann will guide you through knitting a proper gauge swatch for a top-down seamless sweater and how to properly measure your gauge. She'll also guide you through choosing the correct size and how to adjust for a gauge that doesn't match any of the ones (3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 stitches per inch) provided in the book. 

    In the following moderated sessions, Ann will demonstrate each of the key steps in knitting a top-down sweater (no seams!) with saddle-shoulder shaping (terrific design options!). In addition to providing tips and tricks and answering questions along the way, Ann will cover how to make simple design modifications, including incorporating simple stitch patterns, modifying sleeve length, and adding waist or hip shaping.
    By the end of class, you’ll have a sweater of your own and be able to follow (and adapt) any of the 300 charted patterns for four armhole styles (circular yoke, raglan, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder) in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters.


    Skill level: Must be comfortable with sweater construction (back, fronts, sleeves,

    neckband). Must be comfortable with simple multiplication and division.


    This is a Virtual Class. You will receive a zoom link for each class.


    Class Schedule

    First Class-1/9/2022 2:00-4:00pm(CT)  - Gauge and Size

    Second Class - 1/16/2022 2:00-4:00pm(CT) - Saddles and Upper back

    Third Class - 1/23/2022 2:00-4:00pm(CT) - Upper Front and Neck

    Fourth Class - 1/30/2022 2:00-4:00pm(CT)- Lower Body and bind off

    Fifth Class - 2/13/2022 2:00-4:00pm(CT) - Pick Up Sleeves

    Sixth Class - 2/27/2022 2:00-4:00pm(CT) - Finishing


    When you purchase the class, you will receive  a discount code to use on our store or our website to purchase the yarn for the class. You will receive 15% off for your yarn purchase.






    1. If you would prefer to sign-up over the phone, call HCW at 707-7396 with credit card information to secure a spot.

    2. There is a $2 cancellation fee. A 5-day notice is required for cancellation without additional penalty. Cancellations made within 5 days of a class are subject to a 50% class charge.Cancellations made the day of class and no-shows are not refundable.

    3.Classes may be cancelled in the event of insufficient sign-ups (less than 3 students) - if we cancel a class you will be notified the week before by phone & will be given a full refund.