August 13 - 16 (Tue – Fri)
In this workshop, we'll begin knitting a top down, seamless, stranded yoke sweater with your choice of the fabulous Harrisville yarns such as Peace Fleece, Flywheel, Watershed, Highland and more. Many colorwork yoke sweaters are worked from the bottom up, a great construction method, but sometimes knitting the pieces the correct length can be tricky. By knitting a yoke sweater from the top down, we can more easily adjust the length of the yoke, sleeves, and body as we knit. We'll go over swatching, color dominance, color theory, and contrast for optimal color combinations and talk about the role of short row shaping and choosing a size that flatters your body. Starting from the neckline, we'll cast on and knit our yokes! You'll choose which of Jenn's top down yoke designs you'd like to knit and choose your desired yarn and colors while at Harrisville for this workshop.
Skill level: intermediate.
Techniques needed: Some prior experience with stranded knitting and circular knitting. Experience with shortrows very helpful.
About the Instructor
Jenn Steingass lives in midcoast Maine with her family. When her first son was a baby, she wanted to make wool cloth diaper pants for him, so she learned to knit. It quickly became a passion and she's been knitting almost every day since. A few years ago, she knit a toddler-sized stranded colorwork yoke sweater and was immediately hooked. From there she went on to kit many more stranded yoke sweaters by various designers and then tried her hand at designing her own. Besides knitting, her family, friends, cats, good food, music, and nature are what bring her joy.
Please call 1(603) 827-3996 for more information or to sign up for the class. To view and/or download our 2018 Workshop Catalog click here.
We highly recommend staying in our Cheshire Mills Boarding house while taking a class. The Cheshire Mills Boarding House is inexpensive, and only a quick walk to the studio and shop! Learn more.