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Beginner Sweater - Alma Pullover

Join Tracy to make the beautiful, cozy "Alma pullover" (by Sari Nordlund) and have a snuggly soft sweater ready for winter wearing.

Knit up in gorgeous Sandnes Garn KOS on size 8 & 10 needles, the details make this simple pullover shine. A folded collar and short row shaping in the back create a wardrobe staple for most anyone. 

There are 9 different size to choose from (from 34.25" up to 65.75") and it has a suggested positive ease of 4-6". (Don't worry if you don't know what positive ease is, it will be covered in class!)

You can find the pattern on Ravelry: Alma pullover


  • about gauge
  • fit and positive vs negative ease
  • how to make a top down sweater (beginning at the ribbed neck)
  • short rows and why to use them (or not!)
  • sewn tubular bind-off (if you want to do it)

Meet new people and have a fabulous sweater by the end!

Prior to the first class, please knit and block a gauge swatch so we can jump right in. (Don't know how? Don't worry, you'll get instructions on how to do this before the first class!)

NOTE: KOS is the yarn the sweater was designed in and will be used for this class. It is a light, airy blend of 62% baby alpaca, 9% wool, and 29% nylon. We have a few other yarns that could be substituted but they are all of a fuzzy/blown nature (Rowan Tweed Haze and Lang Cloud). If you don't like fuzzy yarn/garments, this probably isn't the project/class for you.


  • a copy of the "Alma pullover" pattern (available on Ravelry)
  • enough Sandnes Garn KOS to make your chosen size
  • US size 8 circular needles in 16" (for the neck)
  • US size 8 circular needles in 32" (for the hem) 
  • US size 8 DPNs (double pointed needles - for the cuffs) - you could also substitute long circulars to do Magic Loop
  • US size 10 circular needles in 12" or 16" (for the sleeves) (can also substitute a long circular to do Magic Loop)
  • US size 10 circular needles in 32" or 40" (for the body)
  • stitch markers
  • waste yarn or The Knitting Barber cords for putting stitches on hold
  • darning needle

(a note re: needle sizes - your needle sizes may differ depending on your gauge, the needle sizes recommended are the ones the designer used to achieve gauge)

We ask that you purchase your materials from Yarns in the Farms for this class - mention you're signed up when you're checking out and you'll get a 10% discount on your supplies.

The dates may seem strange but we've found that meeting twice in a row up front and then spacing out the time between meetings 2 & 3 gives everyone time to get their knitting done in between classes.

A minimum of 3 participants is required for this class to run - bring a friend!

Must know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase, and decrease.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase, and decrease.
Requirements: Enough yarn to make your chosen size; US 8 & 10 needles (or the needle sizes required to get gauge); stitch markers; darning needle
Instructor: Tracy
Instructor Bio: Tracy?s been at Yarns in the Farms for over eight years now - how time flies. Her aunt taught her to knit when she was a teenager and she really only started making sweaters about 5 years ago. Her annual Christmas hat tradition just keeps growing, which means she should really start knitting them in July but still hasn?t learned her lesson. Half of Tracy's handknits can be found residing at the shop at any given time and someday her unfinished WIP bin will be empty (maybe?).
Price includes class instruction

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