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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 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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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.