A lot of knitters avoid, or alter, patterns with set-in sleeves because these designs are difficult to try on as you go, aren’t knit in one piece, and require seaming. However, they’re incredibly flattering on all body types. Once you understand how you can modify a set-in sleeve to ensure its fit and how to seam it into place perfectly, you’ll have a wealth of new, flattering, lovely patterns from which to choose.
This class is rated “Uber-chic:” Students should also have completed at least one sweater (any style; doesn’t need to have set-in sleeves)
- Understanding and shaping set-in sleeves
- Seaming in general
- Attaching set-in sleeves
It is preferred that you arrive to class with a set in sleeve project started (front or one side of the front, back and sleeve worked to the start of the sleeve cap). If you need a simple straightforward pattern idea, check out Tempest. If you prefer to prepare a sample, let us know. We will send instructions for making a practice armhole and set-in sleeves on which to learn these techniques.
What to bring:
- The knitting described above
- Tapestry needle
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Paper or notebook in which to take notes and possibly even do math
- Calculator (optional)
About Ann Weaver
Ann Weaver has created things her whole life. She learned to knit when she was seven, learned to read a pattern at 22, and started sharing her designs though various forms of publication in 2007.
Since graduating from New York University with majors in Art and English, Ann has worked as a deli associate, Harvard graduate student in Assyriology, Macy’s cosmetics counter manager, teaching fellow, assistant curator, state bureaucrat, temp, Akkadian instructor, medical secretary, assistant office manager, barback, commercial bread baker, and copy editor, among other things. She is always looking for a new adventure.
Ann’s design work reflects this quest for adventure; while retaining a clean, wearable aesthetic, Weaverknits designs experiment with asymmetry, unusual color and yarn combinations, and androgyny. In the past three years, Ann’s designs have been featured in online and print magazines and books like knitty.com, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Brave New Knits, and are also available as individual patterns. Craft Work Knit is her first self-published collection of patterns, inspired by 1970s punk style, Josef Albers, athletic uniforms, and, of course, her family, friends, and the practical garments she wears to work every day.