Ptarmigan Pullover Class (Intermediate - Knitting)


Knit the Ptarmigan Pullover, this September and October, with local designer Laura Twiss of Balsam Knits.  This unisex, crew or turtleneck sweater fits oversized and is knitted top down, with short-row shaping at the back, lots of stockinette, and an uncomplicated motif along the sleeves keeps you off "Sleeve Island!"  With five in-class sessions and Slack Group support, sign up today to learn tips, tricks, and techniques directly from the designer.

Required skills:

  • This project is suitable for knitters who feel they are advanced beginners or simply adventurous - and have basic knitting and purling down pat! 

 What you will need:

Please have one skein of your yarn wound and ready to go before the start of the first class!

  • Worsted weight yarn - we recommend Wool Dreamers Mota or Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed
    • SIZE: 1(5 skeins), 2(5 skeins), 3(6 skeins), 4(6 skeins), 5(6 skeins), 6(6 skeins), 7(6 skeins), 8(7 skiens), 9(7 skeins)
    • Chest circumfrence Size 1 28-30in, Size 2 32-34in, Size 3 36-38in, Size 4 40-42in, Size 5 44-46in, Size 6 48-50in, Size 7 52-54in, Size 8 56-58in, Size 9 60-62in
  • 5.5 mm (US 9) or size required to obtain gauge 60 cm - 100 cm (24 - 40 in) long circular needles
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) or one set of circular needles two full sizes smaller than the largest needles that obtain gauge 60 cm (24 in) long needles, using the magic loop method with the circular or use the same size dpns for the ribbing
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) or one set four sizes smaller than the largest needle of any length longer than 30 cm (12 in) for tubular cast-on
    • Gauge 17 sts and 25 rnds give 10 cm x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) in stockinette using 5.5 mm (US 9) needles or size needed to get gauge, after washing and blocking
  • Notions
    • 9 stitch markers - two sets of four and one magnificent marker to note the beginning of the round.
    • Waste yarn or stitch holder
    • Darning Needle

What we will provide:

  • a copy of the pattern
  • access to a Slack support group

A list of our class policies can be found here.
Minimum registration is 3. Maximum is 10.

This class is being taught by: Laura Twiss