Adult Surprise Jacket- September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, & 29
with Judie Hershey
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, & 29
Skill Level: This class is for intermediate to advanced knitters. While not required, it would be helpful to have already knit a Baby Surprise Jacket.
Like Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprise Jacket, the Adult Surprise is knit in garter stitch, then folded and sewn across the shoulders. It is an amazing and magical piece of knitting. It can be made from any yarn, in any size.
This pattern has evolved over the years, and now has even more options in fitting. We will be exploring some of those options.
Before the class, please have one simple measurement already made: measure a favorite, well-fitting sweater across the front. Not all the way around, just the front. Most calculations are made from that one measurement. Any others we can measure in class.
It will be very helpful to have a swatch already knit. About 4” x 4” in garter stitch, blocked, if possible.
Class length is 6 sessions of 2 hours each.
Materials needed are about 26-28 ounces or any weight yarn. You may need more or less depending on size. You can use bits of leftovers and knit random stripes, or plan something more regular. More than one color shows off the jacket best. You will also need a circular needle appropriate for your yarn, at least 40” long.
Pattern is available from schoolhousepress.com or Harps & Thistles
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.
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