Knit – this vest!

Knit – this vest!


Book Baby! Check dates

Ready to move on from knitting scarfs and hats? Let’s make vests!

Beginner friendly, cause everything is a piece of piss when you have excellent company!
Knit with chunky yarn – So it’s quick and cheerful

Go on, take the leap, you wont be disappointed! – Also we will create a little What’s app group for ongoing support x

Whats the plan

Over 3 Monday sessions, 14/2 28/2 & 14/3 we will tackle the different steps and techniques needed to knit this vest!

You will learn:

  • To knit a sample gauge swatch
  • To adjust that swatch to correct your tension
  • Ribbing and stockinette stitch
  • Increases and decreases
  • Knitting with circular needles
  • Blocking your garment correctly
  • Mattress stitch the garment together

Now, I know this may seem like quite a big bridge to cross but we just break it down and you will be fine!

What do I bring?

You will need

  • 8mm & 9mm Straight &/or 8mm & 9mm circular needles
  • You may need to change these to get the correct tension
  • Chunky yarn -we have this great selection of 100% wool but look around
  • Also a project bag – Quite a big one!

Yarns Required –

  • XS – 16o mts
  • S – 180 mts
  • M – 211,
  • L – 240 mts
  • XL – 275 mts,
  • XXL – 310 mts

You will receive 10% off all products, accessories and yarns purchased at Make Town towards this project – Boom!

Week 1

Kia ora homies!

  • Measuring the body
  • basic stitches recap
  • tension swatch
  • correct gauge
  • any troubleshooting Q’s

Homework – Cast on ribbing and knit ribbing for back

Week 2

Welcome back!

  • any troubleshooting Q’s
  • ribbing knit and back finished – Cats off
  • Pattern reading and Q’s
  • Front started and neck technique/ decreases

Homework – Finish both front and backs for blocking & seaming

Week 3

Hello again!

  • any troubleshooting Q’s
  • Pieces ready for seaming
  • circular needle cast on for ribbed neck and arm holes

Homework – Flaunt that vest baby! Go get all the praise you deserve!

Sweater Vest FAQ's

Am I ready for this?

Yip! The whole reason you are doing this is so you can progress. We will be here the entire way. Flex your knitting muscles, learn the tekkers and take your knitting next level!

What level of knitting do I need?

Basic! If you have knitted a scarf, or a hat you are good. You just need a bit of confidence and we will take you through the rest. Promise!!

What stitches do I need to know?

Just the K & P baby! Besides the ribbing at the hem it’s Knit one row, then Purl one row.

Can I choose my colours?

Absolutely! Maybe your want your hem armhole ribbing a different colour? I can’t wait to see what magic combos you create!

What if I can't finish?

Shh thats dark magic. How about you try to finish and we will cross that bridge when we get to it aye?

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