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Zen and the Art of Sweater Construction

6 October, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Following the Zen Variations trunk show which will be taking place on 1st October, Renée will lead this  special class  in top-down seamless sweater construction, as used for all the designs in the Zen Variations sweaters. The workshop will cover choosing the correct size for you, working the short-row shoulders, picking up stitches for trims and sweater elements, how to work a set-in seamless sleeve, adjusting a pattern to get the perfect fit and more. You’ll finish all you need to get started knitting the sweater of your choice from the collection!

Materials: 50g of DK weight yarn and 4mm needles for small circumference knitting (e.g. longer circs for magic loop or dpns) and straight knitting (e.g. a circular or straight needles as you prefer), 1 stitch marker

Intoku sweater Shoulder by Renee Callahan-2 Enso Neck detail by Renee Callahan

About the teacher

Renée Callahan is a knitwear designer and teacher living and endlessly knitting here in East London. Originally from Seattle, where she studied history of art, she came to the UK as an exchange student but fell in love and stayed, changing not only her home town, but also her career when she went back to college to study fashion design with knitwear. She began to knit relatively late, but with the zeal of the newly converted, she found a way to rebuild her life with fibre arts at the centre. She loves to think about knitting construction and to pass the skills on with teaching.


6 October, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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