Design your own Yoke: Introduction to Patterning Workshop with Rachel Barish


Description: Love stranded knitting? Love top-down sweaters? Combine your loves into a beautifully designed garment, made just for you! Learn the ins and outs of designing a yoke-based garment including mastering the steps from gauge to measurements to stitch and row counts. Plus, learn how to graph out your very own colorwork design!

Instructor:  Rachel Barish, LA-based knitwear and pattern designer and founder of Born & Raised Knits.

Date: Saturday, January 11th from 9:00am - 2:00pm

Course fee: $100 for five hours of instruction.

Required Materials:

  • At least two contrasting colors of yarn to the class (or preferably purchase yarn during the class)
  • Correspondingly sized needles in 16 and 24-32" circulars
  • Calculator or phone with a calculator function
  • Measuring tape (cloth/soft or bendable)
  • Pencils and pens
  • Graph Paper (included with class materials)

Techniques Covered: 

  • Design and concept behind yoke based designs
  • Differences between circular top-down, bottom-up and raglan yoke designs
  • How to grade your top-down yoke garment to be size inclusive
  • How to set up your top-down yoke garment
  • How to calculate stitch counts
  • How to work increases into charts + designing charts for the yoke
  • How to incorporate colorwork into your yoke design

Recommended for: Intermediate/Advanced knitters

Please note this workshop is for adults only (ages 13 and up).

We do require a 72-hour advance notice for cancellations.  No refunds, partial or full, will be given for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of the event.

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