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Circular yoke sweaters are a very popular way of showcasing fair isle/stranded stitch patterns. The class will be based on working a sweater from the bottom up (but it can also be worked from the top down) in the round.
In this class you will learn how a circular yoke is constructed and in particular how to include a fair isle pattern. You will learn how to work the circular shaping and how to adapt it to suit your fair isle pattern. You will also learn how to calculate the numbers for your own sweater and tips on choosing fair isle patterns to work on the yoke.
In addition, you will also learn fair isle/stranded knitting techniques such as knitting with one colour in each hand, how to achieve the correct length floats as well as other tips and tricks which will improve your stranded colour work as well as how to knit in the round using the magic loop technique.
Level: confident novice to intermediate
Skills needed: Basic knitting skills. Knitting in the round is an advantage but not essential.
Materials to bring: Please bring yarn in a selection of colours (same thickness as you used for your homework) - minimum two colours but more if you want to.
80cm long circular needles in the needle size you used for your home work.
Any "homework"?: Please bring one large (body) and two smaller tubes (sleeves). If you don't know how to knit in the round, then knit these flat and I'll show you how to knit in the round in the class.
Body: Cast on 48 stitches, knit a few rounds of rib or garter stitch followed by 5-10cm of stocking stitch. Do not cast off. Leave stitches on a stitch holder or waste yarn.
Sleeves - make 2: Cast on 24 stitches, knit a few rounds of rib or garter stitch followed by 5-10cm of stocking stitch. Do not cast off. Leave stitches on a stitch holder or waste yarn.
Class size: 14