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Custom Yoke Sweater

with Amy Detjen
Custom Yoke Sweater
Join Amy Detjen from Vogue Knitting and learn dozens of useful knitting tips as you create a custom-fit sweater with stranded colorwork.

This class is perfect for intermediate knitters who are ready to tackle garment knitting and colorwork in the round. Amy explains Elizabeth Zimmermann's "key number" system to adjust fit, and adds techniques made famous at Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp. As you knit the included sweater pattern, you'll learn how to trap stranded colorwork, customize your pattern with easy knitting math, select the right colors and patterns for your yoke, and add details like phony seams and knitted hems. In the process, you'll learn new twists on basic knitting techniques from cast-on to blocking. Amy's irreverent sense of humor makes even the picky parts fun!

The included Sipsey's Folly pullover sweater knitting pattern is sized from women's Small to 4X (bust 37" to 61" or 94 to 155 cm). An alternative Gardener's Folly yoke pattern is also included.

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Lesson plan

7:34

Lesson 1. Meet Amy Detjen

  • Meet your instructor, Amy Detjen, and find out more about her, the details of the included sweater pattern, what you're going to learn, and how Craftsy classes work.

16:06

Lesson 2. Before You Cast On

22:51

Lesson 3. Customizing Your Sweater

16:31

Lesson 4. Casting On

18:41

Lesson 5. Knitting the Body

9:37

Lesson 6. Knitting & Joining Sleeves

18:49

Lesson 7. Stranded Knitting

11:26

Lesson 8. Knitting the Yoke

16:51

Lesson 9. Knitting Hems

22:20

Lesson 10. Finishing

"What a fabulous class this is. My knitting pal and I took it together, both watching long distance and emailing each other during the chapter breaks, talking over the great little tips we'd learned along the way. Don't miss it! Amy is a marvelous, warm, funny and thoroughly enjoyable instructor."
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