Online Class

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.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including the "Sipsey's Folly" sweater pattern, plus an alternate yoke motif pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Amy Detjen
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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 pullover sweater pattern, you'll learn how to trap stranded colorwork neatly, customize your sweater pattern with easy knitting math, and select the right colors and patterns for your yoke. 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.

Lesson Breakdown

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.
2. Before You Cast On
3. Customizing Your Sweater
4. Casting On
5. Knitting the Body
6. Knitting & Joining Sleeves
7. Stranded Knitting
8. Knitting the Yoke
9. Knitting Hems
10. Finishing

Taught by

Amy Detjen
Amy Detjen
Amy was the "List Mom" of the original Knit List for over four years before she started KnitU. She's very proud that she's been Meg Swansen's assistant at her Knitting Camp for 20 years. Teaching knitting and helping people learn about the wide range of knitting possibilities is something Amy is passionate about, and she loves solving those stubborn knitting problems!
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