Winter Sweater Class

Jan 6th


We've had a HUGE response to our sweater class and have added a new section meeting on Sundays.  The description of the class is the same. The dates for the Sunday class are listed below.  YOU CANNOT SWITCH BETWEEN THE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY CLASS.  If you know you have a conflict with one or two of the sessions, talk to Tina to arrange makeup times.

Class 1: February 5, 12:00 - 3:00 pm (Sunday)

Class 2: February 12, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (ONE WEEK AFTER THE FIRST CLASS)

Class 3: March 12, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (FOUR WEEKS AFTER CLASS 2)

Class 4: April 9, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (FOUR WEEKS AFTER CLASS 3)

Class 5: April 30, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (THREE WEEKS AFTER CLASS 4)

January is here and if one of your KnitYear resolutions is to make a sweater, we are here to help you get going!  

Our 5-session class cover each step related to knitting a sweater - from choosing a pattern & yarn to gauging the size and even the final steps of finishing and blocking. Participants are free to choose a pattern from either the Amy Herzog Custom Fit Sweater Program or their own sweater pattern.  In the first session, we will divide the class into two.  Knitters who want to make a CustomFit pattern will work with Patti to complete the steps required to generate a CustomFit pattern.  Those of you who have another pattern in mind will start with Tina who will give you all the info you need to get started. 

After the first class, knitters will come together for the remaining sessions where Tina will teach the skills everyone needs to complete a sweater.  While we hope you can find a sweater yarn you love at Yarn Culture, there is NO requirement to purchase yarn from Yarn Culture to participate in this class.  

Interested? Register via email ( or via phone 585-442-8002.  We will also be collecting registrations at Yarn Culture.   Read on for a description of what to expect in each class.


All Students:  $85 payable to Tina Turner Knits. Cash or check only.  You must provide your own pattern and yarn.
CustomFit Students:  The fee for your CustomFit pattern ranges from $9.99-12.99 depending on the pattern you select.  You will also need to have a specific set of measurements for the custom pattern. You can do those yourself or we are happy measure you for $20.  These fees are payable to Yarn Culture.


Class One: Getting Started - January 28, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (Saturday)

Ready, set, go! This class will cover the basics of choosing a pattern and deciding on yarn as well as swatching for gauge. We will also discuss how to best plan your knitting and highlight factors that you should consider while making your sweater.

Custom Fit Students:  There is homework for you before class begins.  You will need to bring your measurements to the first class.  You MUST have a gauge swatch to generate your CustomFit pattern before Class 2.  We will provide the information you need for the swatch at registration.  You can knit it before the first class or during class.  If you have questions, feel free to contact Patti via email or at the shop.

Class Two: Sleeves - February 4, 1:00 - 3:00 pm (ONE WEEK AFTER THE FIRST CLASS)

As long as it’s not a top down sweater the sleeves can be done first! Just think of it as a larger swatch. We will discuss how to knit both sleeves at once so you know they will be the same length as well as various ways to make sleeve increases and how to do shoulder shaping. 

Class Three: FrontFebruary 25, 1:00 - 3:00 pm (THREE WEEKS AFTER CLASS 2)

Why not do the prettiest part next? Discussion will focus around increases and decreases which will give your sweater a polished look. If you have a cardigan in mind, we can even show you how to make both sides at once!

Class Four: Back - March 18, 1:00 - 3:00 pm (THREE WEEKS AFTER CLASS 3)

Almost there! The last large piece to finish. At this step, waist shaping will be one of the main focuses. We will show how waist-shaping for any figure is useful and also show how to do it to flatter your individual figure.

Class Five: Necklines, Collars, Finishing and BlockingApril 8, 1:00 - 3:00 pm (THREE WEEKS AFTER CLASS 4)

At this final stage, we will guide you in how to finish you sweater including the smaller details that will make your sweater into a beautiful handmade masterpiece. 

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