with Judie Hershey
Date: Sunday, November 3, 10, 17, 24, & December 1
Skill Level: This class is for intermediate to advanced knitters.
November is National Knit a Sweater In a Month (aka NatKniSweMo) month. We are celebrating by knitting Humulus, by Isabell Kraemer. We are cheating a bit by ending on December 1, but we're not starting until November 3, so it's still within a month!
Humulus (the botanical name for hops) is a lovely sweater that celebrates the elegant hop flower, its flavours and its decorative qualities. The plant is described variously as zesty, piney, earthy and floral. This sweater encompasses all of these with its delicate colourwork pattern knitted in a warm and slightly rustic yarn. It is like being wrapped in a hug
Humulus is worked seamlessly from the top down. First some Short Rows are worked back and forth to create a higher back neck and then the round- yoke is worked top down to sleeve separation. Some last short-rows are worked to finish the yoke shaping right before
sleeve stitches are placed on hold, then the body is worked in rounds down to the hem. Sleeves are worked top down to the cuffs last.
Materials needed are worsted weight yarn (check pattern for requirements for your size), Size 5 UScircular needles in 16" and 32" lengths, size 6 US circular needles in 24" and 32" lengths, stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, and blocking tools.
Pattern is available from Ravelry or at the shop.
You should have your gauge figured out before the first class. This means a blocked swatch, knit in the round. A handy YouTube video can be found HERE.
Beginner - you have no experience with the technique or skills, the class is designed to teach you the basics.
Intermediate – you have some experience and confidence with the technique or skills, but need a bit more practice, you’re ready to take your skills to the next level.
Advanced – you know how to read patterns and understanding how the stitch is made; you know what you are doing. You are ready for a challenge and to learn new techniques and skills.
The cost of the class does not include materials or patterns so these must be purchased separately. We are more than happy to help you choose the proper materials listed for each class for which you will receive a 10% discount. Please be sure to make your purchases prior to class to avoid any delay in start time.
Class descriptions will include experience level and provide instructions for any homework that needs to be completed prior to class. Please come prepared since there will not be time during class to catch up on homework. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding homework.
Students must register and pay prior to the class, in person, online or call-in to reserve a spot. We accept cash, check or credit card payments for classes.
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If Harps & Thistles and/or the instructor cancels the class for any reason you will have a choice of applying the fee to another class or receiving a refund.
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