All About Crochet Sweaters
with Dora Ohrenstein
If you are interested in this class, let us know. If w get enough people with interest, we will organize a class.
Are you hesitant to crochet a sweater for yourself because you don’t know if it will fit and flatter you? Then this is the class for you!
This class demystifies sweater-making and will allow you to tackle crocheted sweaters with confidence. Learn about the various ways a sweater can be constructed, from basic rectangles to seamless top down to fitted sweaters with set in sleeves. We’ll look at how to draw schematics, and how to label them with measurements for neck, shoulders, bust, armhole, and length.
You will use your own measurements, and learn how to measure yourself and others correctly. The topic of ease will be covered in depth. Each participant will make a swatch using simple stitches, determine its gauge, and learn how to use gauge to create a pattern for a basic sweater.
Class Materials: 1 ball or partial ball of smooth fingering or sport weight yarn.
Hook sizes I, J, and K; calculator; measuring tape; pencil.
Yarn and hooks are available for purchase.
Optional purchase of Dora’s latest publication, Top Down Crochet Sweaters, $20.00 Available for class if ordered by March 5
Limit: 20 students.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Freeform Lace Cardigan or Wrap with Margaret Hubert
Learn how to create a gorgeous lace cardigan or wrap in a hands-on 6 hour class taught by Margaret Hubert.
Beginning with antique or new lace doilies, tablecloths, and lace pieces, students will be guided step-by-step through the creation process. It is usually not possible to complete the entire garment in the class, so students will go home with a nearly-finished garment, and the skills and knowledge to complete any unfinished work. A follow-up finishing class will be scheduled as needed.
Date: To Be Determined
Where: To Be Determined
Fee: $125. Includes Mokuba® cloth, jacket pattern, class instruction booklet, lace if you need it, and buffet lunch.
Limit: 10 people.
Margaret Hubert has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and magazines, and is the author of more than 30 books. Margaret loves all aspects of knitting and crochet — especially Granny Squares, but combining the two in freeform designs is her passion. She is one of the world's foremost masters of freeform crochet.
Through her books, classes, and convention seminars, Margaret has been instrumental in fostering a new generation of fiber artists and crafters. In tribute to her enduring work as a needle arts designer, the Crochet Guild of America honored Margaret in 2012 by inducting her into the Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame.