Asa Söderman's Ziggurat is one of the most ingenious top-down set in sleeve designs we've seen. Fans of seamless knitting will appreciate her reluctance to cut yarn unless it's absolutely necessary. The integrated pockets and button bands will appeal to knitters who hate picking up stitches and seaming. Throughout, her design details and technique are impeccable.
This class takes advantage of the fact that all ziggurats begin in the same way to offer two project options. Both sweaters are DK / Light Worsted weight, "messing about in boats" (a pullover) and "Cajsa" (a cardigan). We begin on a weekend with the foundational zig-zagging of the design and continue on weeknights to complete the project.
messing about in boats is the easier of the two options, and is worked in a slightly bigger gauge. This is a good option if you don't have a lot of knitting time or tend to knit more slowly.
Cajsa is technically more challenging with the integrated button bands, button holes and double knit pockets (there is an easier option!), as well as being a slightly smaller gauge.
- Zigging: Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2, 10:00am - 12:00 pm
- Zagging: Wednesdays May 5 - June 8, 6 - 7:30 pm
Requisite Skills: Previous experience knitting a sweater, and small circumferences in the round.
HOMEWORK: Knit and wash a 6" swatch in your chosen yarn / needle combination. We will be doing math and casting on in the first session, so please have your swatch done before May 1! Email Gretchen [gretchen (at) thelocalyarnstore (dot) com] with questions in advance.
Tuition fee includes one pattern. Please indicate which sweater you plan to make and we will email you the pdf. If you are a Ravelry user, include your Ravelry name so we can make sure the pattern goes into your Ravelry library.
Must be purchased at The Local Yarn Store - 10% discount for class supplies.
- Yarn as required for your choice of sweater (see below)
- Needles to get gauge.
- Stitch markers
- Crochet hook (approximately the same gauge as your needle)
- Scrap yarn or stitch holder
messing about in boats - 20 sts = 4" in Stockinette
- Cedar House Yearling DK, or Irish Yearling DK,
- Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted Superwash, or Deluxe Tweed Superwash,
- Malabrigo Rios
- Sirdar No1 DK
- Berocco Pima 100
Cajsa - 21 sts = 4" in Stockinette
- Hikoo Kenzie
- Berocco Cambria
- Amano Sami
- Spincycle Versus
- Malabrigo Arroyo
- baa ram ewe Winterburn DK
- Trendsetter New York
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