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Percentage Sweater - March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

Percentage Sweater - March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

Regular price $ 50.00

Instructor: Judie Hershey

 Dates: Tuesdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

 Time: 6:00p – 8:00p

 Skill Level: Intermediate

 Cost: $50.00

 Pattern: The pattern is available at Harps and Thistles, or can be purchased online: Schoolhouse Press

 Skills needed: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, knitting in the round.

 Skills taught: How to make a sweater based on a few basic measurements, and a bit on math. 


 Yarn: Whatever yarn you wish to use, in an amount to make your sweater. There is a great phone app called StashBot, which can estimate the amount of yarn you will need. Stop into the shop, or email me ( if you need some help with this.

 Needles:Needles appropriate for your yarn, to get a gauge you like, 24-40" circular, 16" circular, and a set of DPSs or needle for Magic Loop.

 Other: Tapestry/yarn needle, 4 stitch markers, scrap yarn or 2 small stitch holders, row counter (optional)


Class Description

Ellizabeth Zimmemann's percentage system (nicknamed EPS) is a means by which you can make a custom fitted, seamless sweater by multiplying your gauge times wanted body circumference. The resulting number equals 100%, or the Key Number (K). Other sweater measurements will be a percentage of K.

You will have the option to make a sweater with either a round yoke (you can even add some Fair Isle patterns here) or raglan sleeves.

This would be a great first sweater!


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

You should also know what your desired circumference will be, by either measuring yourself, or measuring a favorite sweater. 


Skill Levels

 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.


Class Info

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.


Refund Policy

Cancel 48 hrs or more prior to class – full refund

Cancel 24 – 48 hrs prior to class – Receive a store credit for full amount

Cancel less than 24 hrs prior to class – No Refund of any kind

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.


$6.50 shipping for orders up to $74.99

Free shipping for orders $75 and up!

If you live locally and plan to pick up your order simply use PICKUP as the discount code to reverse shipping charges!

We make every effort to ship orders out the same day they are received, but depending on the time of day, orders may not go out until the next day.

We ship USPS 2-3 day priority shipping.

Yarn must be returned within 30 days to receive a refund.

Yarn may be returned within 30-90 days for exchange or store credit.

No returns after 90 days.


Needles are returnable within 24 hours for refund. 

Needles may be returned within a week of purchase for exchange or store credit.

No returns after one week.


Custom orders require 50% down with the balance due when yarn is picked up.

Custom orders may be retuned for exchange or store credit only – no refunds.


All returns must be in like new condition with all labels and tags in good condition.

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