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Tolsta Tee



Tolsta is a top-down raglan t-shirt knit in DK-weight yarn at a loose gauge to give a drapey and airy garment that’s perfect for warmer weather. The pattern includes modifications to add to the pattern to make it work for you: stripes, lace, and texture. This is also a great first sweater if you already know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and increase with m1R and m1L.

Class: Tolsta Tee
Skills required: Must be comfortable casting on, knitting/purling, some familiarity with increases M1L and M1R.  
What you will learn: How to knit a continuous garment, German short rows, picking up stitches and preventing holes
in sleeves, making 1 right purl, making one left purl, and incorporating options like stripes, lace, or texture.
Location:  DKA Makers' Lounge
Instructor:  Amy Hass

Supplies Needed: 
  • Tolsta Tee Pattern by Rebecca Clow, available to purchase at DKA or via Ravelry
  • 518-1107 yards of DK weight cotton yarn, style and size choices will impact yardage. Juniper Moon Cumulus which can be found here on our website. Here a few other options Bamboo Pop here, Summer Solstice here, Berroco Remix Light here
  • US 6 and 8 circular needles or size needles needed to obtain gauge - 17 stitches and 27 rows per 4 inches in
    the fabric you like.
  • Stitch Markers - 1 Unique Beginning of Round marker and 4 markers for raglan shaping.
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors 
  • Measuring tape
  • Barber cords for trying on as you go. See them here.

Homework to bring to the first Class:
Bring blocked gauge swatch in the round to the first class. Swatch to see what fabric you like.
We swatch to get the fabric we want.

Here’s a good video showing how to knit in the round (both continental and English styles):
(1) Fake In-the-round Swatches // Technique Tuesday - YouTube

If this is the first sweater and first gauge swatch you have done and have questions, contact
DKU@darnknitanyway.com and they will provide you the email of the instructor to assist you in
how to do this and how to block the gauge swatch.

Class 1: measuring blocked gauge swatches and discuss ease, size to knit, the
options/modifications of eyelets, picot edging, stripes (this plays into the setup of the collar).
Long tail cast-on and German Short Rows

Class 2: separation of sleeves, picking up stitches, body

Class 3: sleeves and finishing




Students are given a 10% discount for supplies needed for class and any purchases at the shop during class days, excluding sale items, gift cards, classes, and events. A few exclusions apply.


*Please register early. Classes with less than 3 registrations 72 hours prior to the start date will be canceled, and participants will be given a full refund. Student Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours before the first class is held. No refunds for cancellations will be made within 48 hours of class.*

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