Annie Hass: Demystifying yoke sweaters

Date: Saturday, 6 November
Time: 18 – 21 h
Virtual classroom: Mohair
Workshop facilitator: Annie Hass
Technique: Knitting
Level: All levels
Language: English
Places: 20
Sponsor: Rowan

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Demystifying yoke sweaters

This workshop will teach you the basics of designing a top yoke jumper, so that you can design your own. In this class you will learn how to design and knit a top yoke jumper, using a motif you have already selected (this can be colourwork / openwork / braids).

We will discuss construction, how to calculate the correct number of stitches to get the desired measurements, and how and where to work short rounds across the back for a better fit

 Required materials: 

  • Graph paper, paper and coloured pencils (or a colourwork motif already selected from a stitch dictionary or an image of the chart you wish to use).
  • Several stitch markers (for the start of the round and to separate your motifs).
  • Calculator.
  • It is important to know which motif you want to use, to calculate the number of stitches for assembly.
  • Circular knitting needles according to the thickness of your yarn, for the size you want to use for the assembly (if you knit the collar first) and for the body of your jumper (the size you used for your swatch). Typically, the collar is knit on needles 1 to 3 sizes smaller than those used for the body of the jumper, depending on the desired look.
  • Yarn, which is sufficient for the entire jumper if your goal is to design and knit a jumper.

Professional advice on recommended yarn and needle:

  • DK or Ligh Worsted.
  • US 7 (4.5 mm), US 8 (5.0 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) needles for the body.
  • Two needle sizes less for the neck (if I like my sample with US 8 (5.0 mm) size needles for the body, I would also want US 6 (4.0 mm) size needles and an 8″ / 20 cm cable for knitting the neck).
  • That thickness of yarn and needle size, especially for colourwork, will help you to make your jumper grow quickly.

Homework:

Sample, knit, block and measure, with the yarn and needles you want to knit your jumper with. This is important because we will need to know your measurement to accurately calculate the number of stitches for your desired size.

Required techniques:

  •  Participants should know how to cast on stitches, knit and purl, increase, decrease and work short rounds (any technique) and be comfortable with colourwork (or openwork or cable knitting) for their yoke motif. Ideally, you should be familiar with knitting jumpers in the round.
  • Additional material will be provided.
  • The aim is that at the end of this workshop you will be confident designing and knitting a top-down yoke jumper.

Date: Saturday, 6 November
Time: 18 – 21 h
Virtual classroom: Mohair
Workshop facilitator: Annie Hass
Technique: Knitting
Level: All levels
Language: English
Places: 20
Sponsor: Rowan

IMPORTANT!

How do the online workshops and talks work?

Barcelona Knits 2021 has a programme of workshops and online talks on stocking stitch and crochet given by renowned national and international designers and influencers in the world of wool.

From the end of September, you will be able to consult the online workshop programme and the panel of workshop leaders and book your place.

We will use Zoom as a platform for the virtual classes. You will only need a computer or a mobile device with a camera and microphone. We recommend that you check the quality of your connection, the timetable, the language of the workshop, the level and the previous knowledge you need.

Once the workshop has started, you will no longer be able to access it. For this reason, it is best to connect 10 minutes before and make sure that the link is working properly.

How can I attend one or more workshops?

Barcelona Knits has a programme of crochet and stocking stitch workshops given by renowned national and international designers. To participate in one or more workshops, you can consult the class programme and workshop facilitators and purchase your ticket in advance online.

We recommend that you check the quality of your connection, the schedules, the language in which they are taught, the level and the previous knowledge you need.

We recommend you to connect 15 minutes in advance to check access to the online class platform, as you will not be able to access the workshop once it has started.

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