Suitable for beginners in making garments, this jumper workshop will talk through all the techniques required to put together a crew neck jumper with drop sleeves using the knitting machine. It is essential that you have completed a beginner machine knitting workshop (either with me, you can buy recordings of past workshops here) or equivalent before attending this workshop, you’ll need a basic understanding of machine knitting & shaping.
The workshop will be held over two live sessions approximately 1-2 hours long, over two weeks using Zoom on 9th April & 16th April. Using pre-recorded videos I will teach the knit method, construction, different ways of creating the shaping & calculations as well as answering any questions.
What we’ll cover:
- Tension swatches & knit maths & how to note them down into a pattern.
- Instructions for using the ribber for cuffs & using mock rib for machines without a ribber. (*You don’t need a ribber for this workshop)
- We’ll talk about different necklines & trims & knitting garments generally and how to apply the same processes.
- Instructions for knitting the jumper, partial knit (short row) shaping & simple shaping for the shoulder & neck. Step by step, breaking it all down
- Construction using the machine to link the pieces, the neck trim & another option with hand linking. Latch tool cast off. Beautiful joins & seams.
After the workshop, you will receive a recording of the live Zoom call & all the relevant videos & written notes for you to download and keep. You do not need a machine to take part in this workshop- obviously to practice and implement what you have learnt you will need to be able to work on one. You can be anywhere in the world to take part. The idea is that the online workshop provides a lot of information that you can work through at your own pace & will give you the confidence to translate these methods to your own fabrics.
This workshop will be held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, lecture style. There is no pressure to talk or even show your face, I have the chat section open at all times for questions. If you cannot make the live workshop, there is no problem- you will still receive the recorded Zoom call & digital videos. A few days before the workshop you will receive an email with the invitation to the Zoom call & all neccessary information.
Running time approx 1-2 hours: 2PM BST start
I will be teaching on a Brother KH890 & will have an extra option for a true rib trim with the ribber KR850. All of the techniques are transferable to most other knitting machines. Get in touch if you’re not sure whether your machine will work. If you have missed the first session & would like to catch up in time for the second, then I can send over the digital files ahead of time for you to join in.
I’m really excited to show you how to create garments out of the wonderful fabrics you create! This workshop will be available afterwards as a downloadable recording. More workshops to come in the summer.
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use a working email address to receive information prior to the workshop & the digital files afterwards.