My First Summer Tee Class

My First Summer Tee Class

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My First Summer Tee Class is designed to help beginning level knitters learn to knit their first summer top. Knitters will choose either the Anker Tee or the Anker’s Summer Shirt, which are both worked from the top down. The yoke for both is worked in sections of rib with increases in the round, followed by classic raglan increases when the stockinette stitch section begins. The sleeves are worked at the end, either on double-pointed needles or on circular needles using the Magic Loop technique. There is no finishing other than weaving in ends and blocking.

To be successful in the class knitters should know how to cast on, knit and purl. Cindy will teach the rest.

Anker Tee requires fingering/sport weight yarn and sizes size 2-3 needles, or size to create gauge.
The Anker’s Summer Shirt requires DK weight yarn and size 6 needles or size to create
gauge. Both tops are designed by PetiteKnit.

The First Summer Tee Class will be held over 5 weeks, and Cindy will teach how to read
the pattern, join and knit in the round, make YO increases for the yoke, how to divide
for sleeves and finish the body. Sleeves come last, and Cindy will teach how to do a
stretchy bind off at the bottom of the top and sleeves.

Dates for Anker Tee/Anker Summer Shirt (note - May 11 class begins at 11 because of the Women's Run)
May 11: 11am - 1pm
May 18: 10-12
June 1: 10-12 (2 weeks to finish body)
June 8: 10-12
June 15: 10-12

PRE-CLASS HOMEWORK:  Decide which pattern you will make.  Purchase your pattern, yarn and supplies.  Determine your gauge.  Knit a swatch with recommended needle size to make sure you have the correct number of stitches per inch.  If there are too many stitches per inch, increase the needles size.  If there are too few stitches per inch, go down a needle size. 

Anker Tee information:
Gauge: 28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles
Needle size
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Yardage in Fingering Weight:
880 - 1761 yards (805 - 1610 m)
Sizes available
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Anker’s Summer Shirt Information:
Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Needle size
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Yardage in DK Weight:
601 - 1200 yards (550 - 1097 m)
Sizes available
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Techniques Taught
Reading a pattern
German Cast On
Working in the round in ribbing
Raglan sleeve construction
Splitting for sleeves
Adding sleeves with no holes
Weaving in ends
Clear Elastic thread

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tape Measure/ruler


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