Seamless Cardigan Class
“Farm House Cardigan”, by Amy Christoffers
taught by Ruth Boelkins, email@example.com
Here’s a sweater that will be easy to wear. It’s a classic piece that has some surprising details, and it’s really
fun to make. Ruth will guide you through the pattern and help you to be successful in making a lovely
cardigan that will fit - selecting yarn, getting gauge & choosing the size, ease, and body & sleeve lengths that
Special techniques include bottom to top construction, following a texture stitch pattern and making button
bands throughout, & creating pockets. This is an intermediate level project that keeps you interested but is
also not overly complicated. As with any class, you learn a lot as you go, and there are always extra tips and
techniques that you can add to your knitting skills.
Enjoy the encouragement of working on a sweater with others and with the help of an instructor. Classes are
low key and you make your sweater at your own pace - you can always contact Ruth for assistance between
classes. There are 5 class sessions, in order to be very generous with time, but it’s possible to complete
your sweater earlier, if you want to work at a quicker pace.
You may wait for help in class to select your yarn, yardage and size! Otherwise, for starters, choose the bust
size that gives you some extra room (as well as you can tell), put yarn on hold, and make final decisions in
class. Contact Ruth ahead of time also, if you want help.
Class Fee: $60 Class Frequency: every 4 weeks
Tuesday evenings, 6:00-7:45 pm
September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12 & January 9
Class Supplies - Please purchase at Country Needleworks.
You will receive 10% off yarn, notions, pattern, and needles
Pattern is available on Ravelry & in store.
Yarn that is a wool or wool blend is great. It should be a substantial worsted weight that would knit up nicely
on a size 8 or 9 needle @ 4 stitches per inch. (Standard and light weight worsted yarn are not thick enough).
Here are some suggestions:
100% superwash wools:
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted, Malabrigo Rios, Madelinetosh Vintage, Dragonfly Fibers Valkyrie
Economical wool/acrylic blend: Berroco Vintage & Plymouth Encore
Non superwash wool: Cascade Eco Wool and Eco Wool Plus
Other: Bring your needles in sizes 8 & 9 to the first class (any length circular or straight is fine). Ruth will
have needles to loan as well, so that we can all work a gauge swatch together. Then you will be able to
determine what needles you need for the project. Do not purchase needles listed for the sweater
before getting started! Throughout the duration of the class, whenever you need to purchase
needles or notions or more yarn for the project, you will receive 10% off.