Knit a Sweater: “The Weekender Crew”

Instructor: Anne Derby

Saturdays: October 14, October 28, November 18, December 9, and December 30, 2023; 3:30-5:30pm

For first time sweater knitters, "The Weekender Crew" is a great place to start. It's a basic, relaxed pullover with drop shoulders, some texture, faux seams, and pockets - a versatile and comfortable design. We'll spend time on gauge and planning to make sure that you end up with a pleasant garment that fits well.
Even if you've got a few sweaters under your belt, this project will offer you
the opportunity to learn the tubular cast on and bind off, German twisted cast on, three needle bind off, Kitchener stitch, and short rows. The sweater starts with a front and back each knit flat and then they are joined in the round and knit (inside-out) to the arm holes and then separated to work the front and back yokes. The sleeves are picked up and knit in the round, followed by creating the crew neck collar, and finally, pockets.
Experience: Students should be very comfortable with knitting, purling, and long tail cast on.
Materials needed:
  • Pattern:  "The Weekender Crew" by Andrea Mowry, available to purchase on Ravelry
  • Yarn: DK weight yarn that knits up at 21 sts & 33 rows = 4”/10 cm measured over stockinette stitch in the round using the Main Fabric needle, after blocking, such as Brooklyn Tweed Dapple (50 g/165 yd). "The Weekender Crew" comes in the following sizes: 34 (38.5, 41.5, 46)(50.5, 54, 58)(61, 66, 70.5)” circumference at bust. You'll need 1016 (1139, 1251, 1399)(1535, 1640, 1845)(1960, 2112, 2270) yards for the project. We will be working on a gauge swatch in the first class, so please purchase your yarn and wind at least one skein beforehand.
  • Needles: Two different needle sizes are required for this sweater. Come to class with a US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle (any length) made from the material you most like to work with (wood or metal). We'll do a gauge swatch in class. You'll need one needle size for the main fabric of the garment, a needle size 0.5 mm smaller for the ribbing (the pattern suggests US 4 3.5 mm). You'll need one 40" circular needle and a set of DPNs for each needle size.  For the most accurate measure of gauge for this sweater, Anne recommends doing a swatch in the round. To do this, you'll need a 16-inch circular needle of the same type (wood or metal) that you intend to work the sweater with. Needles can be purchased from the shop after your gauge is determined.
  • Notions: Stitch markers (4), tapestry needle, scissors, stitch holders or waste yarn, and a row counter is recommended.
  • Materials are available for purchase here at the shop.

Class Policy -

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  • We require a minimum of three students for each class; in the event that signups do not meet that minimum level, the class will be cancelled and we'll issue refunds for class registrations.
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