Knit Design - The Beauty Of Circular Yokes
Circular yokes are the perfect simple seamless garment, but are often over-shadowed by their more popular cousin, the raglan yoke. In this class, we will explore the beauty and possibilities imminent in a circular yoke as together we knit a wee baby sized cardigan.
Teacher: Georgie Hallam
Workshop Duration: Full day
Description: Our cardigan will be knit top-down and explore some of the principles of seamless knitting. We will explore three different yoke increasing options and how they can create different effects, learn how to work fabulous integrated button bands, experiment with different options for working sleeves, master picking up stitches proficiently and finishing underarms expertly. All these skill will be completely transferable to your other knitting and will help you achieve a more professional finish with any pattern.
As we knit together, we will discuss the basic theory and formulas used in constructing a circular yoke. We will look at, once youʼve mastered the basic structure, how you can work additional techniques such as lace, cables and colourwork into the yoke.
Materials: Pattern will be supplied by Georgie. You will need to bring approximately 100g of 8ply/dk weight yarn. (The sample garment shown is knit in White Gum Wool). You will also need 60-80cm circular needle in 4mm size OR size required to achieve tension of 22 stitches and 30 rows/ over 4 inches. (Yes, it is your homework, to swatch before class!)
You will also need your preferred option for small circumference knitting in the same needle size as above: one long circular for magic looping, two circulars, double pointed needles, or even teeny 20cm circulars. You will have the opportunity in class to try other techniques.
Takeaway: A new pattern from Georgie as well as the yoke - at least of your new cardigan.
Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate. Participants must be able to confidently knit and purl, execute a long-tail cast-on and have an understanding of increasing and decreasing.