November 1 - December 15, 2023
Wednesdays | 5pm - 6:30pm*
Our most popular group at Dappled Fern! Have you been toying with the idea of knitting a sweater this fall? Whether it's your 1st or 50th, this group is a great way to give yourself the space, structure, weekly goals, and moral support you need to do it.
You'll choose a pattern, gather supplies, and check in weekly with this cozy group hosted by Dorothy Broomall and Alyssa Hedstrom.
We'll share our favorite tips and tricks for sweater knitting (measuring, swatching, choosing a size, etc), answer basic questions, share advice, and of course help you celebrate progress each week!
You can make any pattern you want!
Alyssa is making Maple Down Vest in Lichen and Lace rustic sport. Vests have been trending the last few years. Even Andrea Mowry jumped on the vest bandwagon with her new Tesselated Vest, which quickly shot to the top of the “hot right now” patterns on Ravelry. Here's my shortlist of want-to-make vests.
I'm knitting Instant Crush, Joji Locatelli's new dreamy color work pattern knit up in two strands of Farmer's Daughter Oh, Dang! alpaca silk lace weight or one strand of Juicy DK. It usually takes me a long time to make decisions but I fell so hard for this happy pattern that I made my swatch the same day it launched. There's something about the simple, wavy color work. Here are some other pattern's that made my short list this fall.
Want help choosing a pattern and / or picking out yarn? Stop by the shop. We love helping people put projects together.
Skills needed to participate:
Casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease, binding off, reading a pattern.
- You can start a new project, or bring one you've already started.
- You can purchase yarn at Dappled Fern or use yarn you already have.
- You can attend any or all of the sessions.
- All participants will be in person.
- There's no pressure to finish your sweater by the end, but it's likely that you may or will be well on your way!
*If this is too early for interested folks, let us know and we can push it back by 1/2 hour.