Design Your Own Drop Shoulder Jumper Knitting Class with Vera Marcu
Whether you're ready to design your own jumper from scratch or want to learn more about garment knitting in general, this class taught by Sydney-based knitwear designer Vera Marcu isn't one to be missed!
“I love this yarn but what to knit with it?” Has this ever happened to you? Do you have sweater quantities of all sorts of beautiful yarns but can’t find a pattern? Maybe it’s time to learn how to design your own jumper.
Drop shoulder designs are versatile and simple in construction. They can look casual, dressy, ornamental or plain and best of all, they can be a vehicle for unlimited creativity. The fact that they are basically rectangles with tubes for sleeves means that opportunities for fabric exploration are numerous. Lace, cables and colour work are much easier to experiment with as there aren’t too many places where one needs to shape the fabric.
In this class we will discuss:
- Yarn choices
- Basic math
- Taking measurements
- Calculating gauge and using it
The advantages and disadvantages of this construction will be discussed and several modifications explained.
At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to plan and execute your own drop shoulder jumper design.
What to bring: paper, pen, ruler, measuring tape and a favourite drop shoulder jumper that fits you perfectly.
Please note: This class is demonstration-based and includes lots of info. As we're discussing construction and design, you won't do any knitting during the class, so no knitting materials are necessary.
A small selection of teas are available, provided complimentarily. Please feel free to bring a snack for yourself or grab a coffee before arriving!
When: Saturday, 2nd of December, 1pm - 3pm.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the class.
About Say! Little Hen Yarns
Sustainability & Ethos
With sustainability in mind, all of the cotton yarns in our shop are either certified organic with GOTS or certified with Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), and we also stock locally grown and/or produced wool and alpaca yarns. The softness of yarns is paramount to us, and you'll find each yarn we stock is very soft.