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Knitters’ Weekend

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017


We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Doherty will be the featured instructor for the Spinnery’s 2017 Knitters’ Weekend Retreat.

Her recently published book, Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design takes classic set-in sleeve sweater construction and turns it on its head, with designs that are worked seamlessly from the top down. By beginning at the shoulders, where fit matters most, knitters can try on sweaters as they go, and make adjustments, if needed, in response to the actual fit. In addition, Elizabeth has developed a unique construction method for working perfect, seamless, top-down sleeves with a fit that equals conventionally set-in sleeves.

Participants will learn to knit set-in sleeves—tailored to fit themselves perfectly—in this nine hour hands-on session. The class will include:

  • An introduction to top-down set-in sleeve sweater construction
  • Fitting a set-in sleeve
  • Taking measurements and choosing a size
  • Making adjustments for gauge differences
  • Making adjustments for fitting bust and hips
  • Shaping the armhole and knitting a sleeve cap

Using the information from your gauge swatch and the measurements we’ll take in class, participants will complete a practice armhole, and then learn how to pick up stitches and begin shaping a sleeve cap. The practice sleeve cap will be worked in an Aran weight yarn, so that most participants will have time to work through at least the upper cap shaping, if not entirely complete their practice sleeve cap.

The workshop will be held in Brattleboro, Vermont from Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th, 2016.   It will begin with dinner on Friday evening and conclude by noon on Sunday.  The Spinnery’s weekends feature great food, lively companionship and lots of yarny goodness.

Your registration fee of $350 per person includes all meals including Friday night through Sunday’s breakfast and nine hours of instruction with Elizabeth.

This year’s event will be held at the Hampton Inn in Brattleboro. We have a block of rooms reserved for you at the discounted rate of $175.00 per night. Please contact the Hamp­ton Inn to make your reservation using the code “Spinnery”.  These rooms are limited so register early!

Reserve your spot by filling out our registration form.


October 13, 2017
October 15, 2017
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Hampton Inn Brattleboro
1378 Putney Rd
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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(802) 254-5700
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