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Quick Lacy Sweater: Ranunculus • Sunday, 1/19 & 26

$55.00

Sunday, January 19th & 26th
1:30 – 3:30pm

Ranunculus is an oversized (or not) sweater knit on large needles with any yarn from fingering weight to worsted. The basic sweater fits most, but can be modified for larger sizes.

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Description

Sunday, January 19th & 26th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Ranunculus is an oversized (or not) sweater knit on large needles with any yarn from fingering weight to worsted. The basic sweater fits most, but can be modified for larger sizes. Because of the modifications, you can decide if you need to increase your size after completing the basic yoke.

Time:  Two 2-hour classes

Level 3 Alpine: starting to climb, confident in knitting and purling and finished a few projects

Skills you need:

  • How to confidently:
    • Knit
    • Purl
    • Cast On
    • Bind Off
    • Knit Two Together (k2tog)
    • Knit Front & back (kfb)
    • Knit Through the Back Loop (ktbl)
  • Students should be familiar with reading patterns and keeping track of rows and stitches
  • Not for beginning knitters

Skills you will learn:

  • Session 1: learn German short rows and new cast-ons
  • Session 2: set up the sweater and discuss modifications.
  • New cast ons: provisional or double twist loop
  • kBb (knit in the back and front of the stitch)
  • German short rows
  • Various textured stitches

Materials:

  • 438 (613) yards Lace or light fingering weight yarn. The degree of transparency depends on the weight of yarn. You can hold a fingering and mohair/alpaca/silk blend for a lovely halo.
  • US 10 circular needle 24″ as main needle, US 10 16″ for sleeves
  • US 8 needle for finishing sleeve (only for long sleeves) 9″ circular or double points
  • Ranunculus pattern by Midori Hirose, we can purchase it for you and print and apply your class discount
  • 3 different colors/types of stitch markers, 1 for the beginning of round, 4 for raglan shaping and many more for pattern repeats
  • Tapestry needle
  • Smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on – fingering/sport weight if making the narrower neck line
  • Crochet hook
  • Bring light colored worsted weight wool in two colors to practice the techniques (you can use your US 10 needle).

Barbara Beliveau learned to knit at age 5 and has been happily exploring fiber arts ever since. She is currently addicted to lace knitting and spinning fiber for SAORI style weaving but always has time for intriguing projects.