Would you like to learn all the tips and techniques you need to know to knit your first raglan top-down cardigan?
We've got you covered!
Join Irish knitwear designer Carol Feller from her studio in Cork as she takes you through the process of knitting your first top-down raglan cardigan, Breac.
This project is one of those garment 'quick-wins' as Breac is knitted using 9mm/US10 needles with chunky Manos Del Uruguay ‘Franca’ so that you can see your project grow quickly as you work through the sections keeping you motivated and engaged.
But I'm a completely new knitter!
Aha! Firstly let me say welcome and we are delighted that you're here. One of the best things about knitting is that you can learn by creating any project. As long as you have a pattern, needles and yarn you can start.
The Stolen Stitches Starter Series has been developed with beginners like you in mind. The patterns are designed so that you are never overloaded with information and our step-by-step video workshops are available 24/7 whenever you can find a stolen moment to knit.
You can also join the Stolen Stitches community on Facebook here should you ever be in need of a virtual knitting community. We're a friendly bunch with a focus on laid back crafting.
What's in the course?
This course covers:
- An introduction to top-down raglan knitting
- Casting on
- Yoke construction
- Dividing for sleeves
- Measuring your cardigan
- Working body edges
- Working the sleeves and cuffs
- Cardigan bind-off and finishing
- Picking up stitches
- Working buttonholes
As well as all of the above classes you will also have access to these tips and techniques bonuses:
Bonuses Tips & Techniques:
- Joining New Yarn
- Alternating Skeins
- Fixing Missed Yarnovers
If you want a detailed breakdown of what you can expect on Teachable just scroll down the page :D
What if I need help?
Aside from the detailed FAQ, video tutorials, recorded tips and detailed patterns you can also used the comment section on Teachable if you get stuck and Carol will be in touch. We do like to point out that Stolen Stitches runs in Irish Time and logs in during business hours.
StartYoke Introduction (4:34)
StartCable Cast-On (2:36)
StartWrong Side Set-Up Row (3:16)
StartWorking RS Raglan & Neck Increase Row (5:49)
StartCounting Rows Worked (2:59)
StartWorking RS Raglan Increase Row (2:58)
StartWorking Raglan cdd (4:10)
StartBonus: Alternating Hand Dyed Yarns (2:59)
StartBonus: Joining New Yarn (2:03)
StartBonus: Fixing Missed Yarnovers (1:04)
"Thank you, Carol. I now have a better understanding of the sweater construction and the different types. I have only done raglan sleeve sweaters.... I now feel more comfortable with the pattern I have chosen and more confident that with your instructions I can do different types of sweaters when I have completed this course."
Carol Feller (StolenStiches.com) is a designer, teacher, and author living in Cork, Ireland. She has published just under 300 patterns and 7 books, including Short Row Knits (Pottercraft) and Contemporary Irish Knits (Wiley), and is a popular instructor on Craftsy.com with almost 400,000 students. She regularly teaches in yarn shops, fibre festivals, knitting retreats and tours, covering a wide variety of basic and advanced skills including chart reading, garment shaping, short rows, cables, and colourwork. Carol first learned to knit in primary school, and there is a strong history of crafting in her family. In university, she trained as a textile artist, and then as a structural engineer and both of these backgrounds influence her work.