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Knit a Summer Sweater Class

  • 363 E. Elkhorn Ave., Suite 201, US Bank Building, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Phone: (970) 296-8385
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Date(s) & Time: Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00p.m., June 20, June 27**, July 11, July 25, & Aug 1, 2024, **Please note that June 27 class will be 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Instructor:                              Paula Koerner

Cost:                                       $150

Class Size:                             20 (minimum of 10 students)

Class Location:                     Peak to Peak Stitching in Estes Park, Colorado

Number of Sessions:           5

Class Description: Summer Sweater Class is a fun opportunity to create a lightweight sweater called Shaved Ice designed by Casapinka. Shaved Ice is a cool lightweight summer top that has a bit of lace, a bit of texture and a pretty V neck. It can be made with a solid color or 4 colors as pictured. Class will cover basic sweater fitting, knitting in the round and transitioning to flat knitting, lace knitting, chart reading, special stitches called out in the pattern, German short rows, 3 needle bind-off and finishing techniques.

Prerequisite Skills:  In order for you to feel comfortable in this class, students should know how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off. Great class for beginners and intermediate knitters who want to increase their skill level.

Required Materials: (Available at Peak to Peak Stitching, 10% discount for class materials)

●      Shaved Ice pattern available on Ravelry

●      Yarn - Rowan Summerlite 4ply cotton or any fingering weight yarn. Choose 1 color for the whole top (which is what the instructor plans to do) or choose 4 colors. If choosing four colors, choose 4 solids/tonals OR 2 speckles & 2 tonals

●      US 6 24-40” circular needle (or 2 sizes larger than gauge-size needle) and additional needles of the same size/style for your preferred method of small circumference knitting for the armhole finishing.

●      US 4 32-40” circular needle for the body and additional needles of the same size for the three-needle bind off.  Adjust needle size as needed to attain gauge

●      Circular Stitch Markers

●      Locking Stitch Markers

●      Waste Yarn or Stitch Holders

●      Tapestry Needle

●      Row Counter (optional)

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made two weeks before the course starts will be refunded if the cancellation does not drop the number of attendees below the minimum; a $25 cancellation fee will be applied. If your cancellation drops the number of attendees below the minimum number of attendees or if your cancellation is made less than two weeks before the course starts, no refund will be available unless we are able to re-sell your spot. If we can re-sell your spot, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 cancellation fee.