Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sweater Class

On the first night of Sweater Class, each student selects a project and yarn. Because there are so many tempting options, Grace tries to have a few good suggestions ready ahead of time. As she was showing us some of them this afternoon, we got excited and thought we should share them with you here.

The first is the Becky Pullover from Penny Straker. With raglan sleeves and a turtleneck, this great unisex sweater is sure to become a staple of anyone's wardrobe.

The Becky Pullover is knit at a light bulky gauge of 4 stitches to the inch. You could use yarns like Lamb's Pride Worsted, Bel Air, or Terra.

Another sweater option Grace selected is Tempation, a cardigan from the new line Sublime.

Knit in Sublime's Cashmere Merino Silk DK yarn, it has flattering waist shaping and an attractive seed stitch edging on the cuffs and collar.

And last, from Rebecca No. 29, the Sweater with Wide Collar in GGH's Soft Kid.

While this sweater is the most challenging of the three, primarily because the Soft Kid can be difficult to take out if you make a mistake, it is still an approachable first sweater for a knitter who likes a challenge.

While we often think of Sweater Class for newer knitters, there's no reason it has to be. If you're ready to take on cables, a gansey, or colorwork, Grace is a patient and knowledgeable teacher who can assist with any sweater project.

The next Sweater Class begins Wednesday, February 7. Call a few friends and sign-up today!