Many of you know that in addition to all the fun events and groups the Lion Brand Yarn Studio hosts, we also run nearly 100 classes a month. We have classes every day, night and all day on Sunday in three classrooms! To view our class page, click here. To book a class online click here.
Since we hold over 90 specialty workshops in knitting, crochet, weaving, machine knitting and dyeing, we know so many choices, can make you head spin!
Introducing our new blog feature: Class Spotlight.
Design Your Own Top Down Sweater:
upcoming three week class: Tuesday 3/29, 4/5 & 4/12
If you love the look and effortless (seamless) look of top down knitting, this is the class for you. In this design workshop we will explore the components of top down sweater design from collar and neck opening choices, to the raglan increases in the yoke, to the body shaping and more. Learn how to measure yourself for the perfect fit. Find out that the math of top down design is simple! Start creating your own garments, or understand how to adjust existing designs to fit you perfectly.
(My own simple top down design, knit in Superwash Merino Cashmere)
What I love about top down knitting is no seaming, and the ability to try it on as you go to guarantee a perfect fit. The thing I love about top down design is the simplicity of the math.
In this class we cover all the basics from how to measure yourself, and take you through all the elements of top down: yoke, body, sleeves. We go through various neck shape designs such as boat, crew, square and v-neck, all sorts of body shaping, discuss stitch elements and sleeve choices. We also discuss what shapes look good on you!
By the time this class is over, you will be able to design the perfect sweater for yourself, but more importantly, be able to adjust any existing design to fit you perfectly.
You will also have a better understanding of the top down technique so you can try your hand with confidence at some of our existing designs.
Want to start small? Try a child’s sweater.
Or try a cardigan: