Diane Soucy Workshop!

January 24, 2013


Join us on Saturday January 26th for a workshop by Diane Soucy of Knitting Pure and Simple!

Diane will be teaching a workshop on knitting the top down, seamless sweater that she is famous for!  Using a Knitting Pure and Simple Sweater pattern, you will learn techniques to customize the fit so that you can create the sweater of your dreams.

You may use any yarn to make your choice of pullover or cardigan, with any sleeve, neckline, hood or shaped body.  This sweater will fit you the way you want it to!  Techniques learned in this class will allow you to alter the fit of any commercial pattern.

 Knitting Your Own Top Down Sweater

Saturday January 26


Skill level : Advanced Beginner

Materials list: Ideas!  Bring to class some ideas of what your perfect sweater looks like!  For practice in class, please bring some worsted weight yarn in a light color, at least 50 grams.  A 16 inch circular needle that is appropriate for your pratice yarn will be needed for learning in class.

Pre Class Work: Work a swatch to get the gauge you like.  The swatch should be at least 6×6 in the stitch pattern you want to use.  If you are going to be working any part of your sweater in the round, make sure to make a swatch using double pointed needles as well.

Find a sweater that fits the way you like.  If you can bring this sweater, that would be best, however if you cannot, you will need to take some measurements.  Get the chest measurement by measuring the widest part of the chest, and the length from the top of the shoulder to the lower edge.  Bring these measurements to class.


Diane Soucy is the designer of the beloved Knitting Pure and Simple line of knitting patterns.  While her patterns appeal to knitters of all skill levels, their simple top down seamless construction is especially designed with beginners in mind.

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