The Beat Sweater by Katrin Schneider is a flattering stranded yoke sweater that is knit from the top down in DK weight yarn. It is a stylish yet simple introduction to stranded yoke sweater knitting. For an extra challenge, once you have knit your sweater, you can choose to steek it to turn it into a cardigan. If you are not familiar, steeking is a technique where you cut your sweater open and transform it from a pullover to a cardigan.
Please note, this class will meet every other week for 4 sessions.
Skills Required: Comfortable casting on, knitting, purling, working in the round, and binding off
Materials: 1) In DK Weight yarn, 941-1496 yards of main color and 99-186 yards of contrasting color, amount will change due to size chosen (note: non-superwash wool is recommended for this project); 2) Stitch Markers; 3) Stitch Holders; 4) Tapestry Needle; 5) Size US 5, 6 and 7 needles; and 6) A copy of the pattern “Beat Sweater” by Katrin Scheider available for purchase on Ravelry
Pre-Work: Please come to class with a washed and blocked swatch at the correct gauge
Homework: There will be knitting homework assigned between each class