Top-down cardigans

– learn to understand and appreciate knitting sweaters from the top
Duration: 3-4 hours
Material: Lopi light (provided)
Needles: 80 cm circular needle to match yarn
Participants learn construction techniques and principles for knitting raglan sweaters from the top in any size. Basic planning and calculations are covered. The benefits of this knitting method is illustrated. A small doll-sized sweater will be knitted during the class.
Techniques covered: long-tail cast on, calculation principles for a top-down raglan of any size, knit, purl, knitting backwards, symmetrical raglan increases (2 types), YO buttonholes, magic loop method, loose cast off.
Written material: instructions on sweater planning and calculations. Steps and techniques for knitting a raglan cardigan from the top. A pattern for a childrens top-down raglan in sizes 3 mo to 10y.

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