2023 Winter Semester Sweater Workshop – The Wave Cardigan


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This class is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be on the Wait List please send us a message via the Contact Us page. 


A show-stopping blast of color, pattern and rhythm, the Wave Cardigan can be part of your wardrobe within a couple of months.

Denise Bell of Lost City Knits will walk students through the project from cast on to blocking, taking you beyond the basic plain beginner sweaters to a finished garment that will go with almost every outfit in your everyday wardrobe. If you have knit a stranded colorwork hat before, you have the necessary skills to enroll in this class. 

The Wave Cardigan was designed by Toshiyuki Shimada and Grace Williamson for the 2011 book Knit Real Shetland from Jamieson & Smith. This is the sweater Denise reaches for time and again and that lives on the back of her chair ready to be grabbed on the way out the door for months at a time. Over six sessions (plus a bonus seventh for show and tell) starting in January 2023, students will start from the cast on edge knitting up to the drop shoulder, and down the sleeves creating a beautiful all-over patterned sweater customized to fit their body, learning many concepts during the process, including —

Two-color ribbing. 
Determining the length of a sweater.
Calculating armhole depth based on your measurements.
Creating a sturdy shoulder seam.
Adding steek bridges and cutting steeks.
Picking up and knitting sleeves.
Adding buttonholes to two-color ribbing.
Planning sleeve decreases based on your desired sleeve length. 


The series will be held over twelve weeks in early 2023 via Zoom.

Class will be held from 7:00 to 9:00pm Central Time.

Class dates are the following Wave Wednesdays:

January 4

January 11

February 8

February 15

March 1

March 22

There will be a bonus Show and Tell on March 29, depending on progress. Office Hours will be available to students on non-class Wednesdays by appointment. 

Student kits using Jamieson & Smith yarn and pattern will be available soon for $195, and enrolled students will be sent a link for this special kit made just for them. The sweater comes in sizes 35″, 38″, 41″, 43.5″, 46.5″, and 51″ and can be modified to a larger size with teacher assistance. Kits will contain the original brown shades for the ribbing. (Sizes 46.5″ and 51″ should purchase an extra ball of shade 80 for the ribbing.) 

The physical book Knit Real Shetland, which includes the Wave Cardigan pattern, is out of print but an ebook will be provided with your kit sold separately from the class.  

Class cost is $250 for the six sessions. There will be a limit of fifteen students. Office Hours will be available to students on non-class Wednesdays by appointment. 

Cancellation Policy – Half the cost of the class can be refunded until two weeks before the first class. After that, half the cost can be refunded only if we are able to fill the vacated space.


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