NaKniSweMo Sweater Workshop
November is National Knit a Sweater Month!
Or as it’s more commonly called, NaKniSweMo (na-nee-sway-mo). NaniSweMo is the knitters’ answer to NaNoWriMo (national novel-writing month) in which writers buckle down to complete a 50,000-word novel within the month of November. It began with Shannon “knitgrrl”Oakey in 2008. Now, there’s a Ravelry group with 1383 members and counting dedicated to NaKniSweMo.
We believe that everyone should knit a sweater this November, so we’re offering a four-week workshop throughout the month of November! Mim will instruct you from start to finish through the creation of a sweater. If you do your homework, you’ll have a complete sweater by the end of the month.
We know you can do it. Every knitter can knit a sweater! And we’re here to help. Because we only have 4 classes to accomplish our goals, we’ll be limiting the choices to a simple set-in sleeve pullover in a worsted-weight yarn with either a v-neck, crew neck, or turtle neck. Sweaters will be knit flat in four pieces (front, back and sleeves) in order to clearly illustrate the shapes that comprise a knitted sweater. Throughout the workshop, we will address customization and design potential. By the time you finish this workshop, you will understand how a sweater is built, and feel empowered to make design choices in future knitted sweaters.
Week 1 (November 4, 4–6pm):
- Figuring out your size
- Finding your yarn
- Casting On
- Choosing an edge treatment
- Getting started
Week 2 (November 11,4–6pm):
- Armhole shaping
- Neck shaping
Week 3 (November 18,4–6pm):
- Picking up stitches
Week 4 (November 25,4–6pm):
Prerequisites: We’ll be moving pretty fast through the material, so basic knitting skills are a prerequisite. But if you’ve been wanting to knit your first sweater, this is the perfect class for you. Join the movement; knit a sweater during NaKniSweMo and wear it proudly!
Materials: Worsted-weight yarn, US 7-8 straight or circular knitting needles
Cost: For $100 you’ll get the Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd ($29 retail) and 4 classes!
Please Note: If you sign up online, we will reserve a spot for you, but you’ll have to pay in-person when you arrive.