Do you want to knit a first sweater and not sure how to go about it? Mer will help you knit this adorable sweater which can be made to fit any small human from 6 months to 10 years. Class starts next week!
First Baby Sweater: Nibling Cardigan
$75 with Mer Stevens
First Sweater: Baby and kids sweaters are a great way to get started on sweaters. They’re little so they go quickly and they look really cute. In this class we’ll make the Nibling cardigan for a little person sized 6 months to ten years. (Keep in mind that you’ll have a lot more ground to cover if you pick a bigger size!) You’ll need to be comfortable with knitting, purling, reading patterns, increasing, and decreasing.
Date/Time: Thursdays, November 6,20 and December 4; 6-8pm
Materials – Either bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: between 430 and 860 yards of DK weight yarn in two colors, 1 32″ circular needle in the size used to achieve gauge and another two sizes smaller, stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn, and a darning needle.
Homework: Before class you need to complete a swatch in stockinette stitch that achieves the gauge of 20 stitches over 4″ in the yarn you’ll use.
If you love variegated yarns, we have one you won’t be able to resist – Supersock from local indie dyer Abstract Fiber. Supersock is a 100% pure superwash merino, fingering weight yarn with high twist and tons of bounce. And Twisted just received a new delivery of gorgeous, cast-on worthy hues!
Abstract Fiber is based in Portland, Oregon, and their yarn is hand painted with lightfast and washfast synthetic dyes. Batches are small and each skein is beautifully unique. Their colors tend not to pool or stripe, but instead they are typically evenly variegated, making them ideal for a variety of knit and crochet projects.
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The Arachnophobia Hat or Cowl can each be knit up with just a single skein of Knitted Wit Superwash Worsted, or you’ll need two skeins for a matching set. Check out all the gorgeous colors there are to choose from!