Sweater Seaming with Katrina
Not all sweater designs can be created seamlessly. Some styles require seams and while it adds an extra step to finishing, seams can provide clothing with the strength and structure needed to keep its shape for years of wearing and washing. Seams can seem daunting (hah!) but they don’t have to be. Learn 3 basic seaming techniques that will give you the foundation you need to start making seamed/pieced sweaters.
You can either work along with the instructor and have a finished baby sweater at the end of class, or work with 4”x4” swatches.
We will learn horizontal seams (used for shoulders), vertical seams (used for sweater sides), and combining the two for a perpendicular seam (used for attaching the sleeve).
- Comfortable with knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and changing colours
Materials (Please bring to class)
- Download and print Gingersnap pattern, printed copies will be available.
- Completed knitted and blocked homework (avoid dark colours so we can all see stitches easily), and a few extra yards of the yarn used to knit the sweater
- a blunt darning needle
- locking stitch markers or coil-less safety pins
- Students will need to complete homework before coming to class
(either pieces of a baby sweater or swatches).
- Instructions will be emailed after class is purchased.
Duration & Format
- 1 session (2 hours total)
- All classes require a minimum of 3 students so invite a friend to come with you!
- In the event that the minimum is not met, you will receive an email notification 5 days before the class to notify you that the class has been rescheduled/cancelled.
- In accordance with provincial guidelines, masks will not be mandatory. It will be left up to the individual teachers and students to decide if they want to wear one.