Session 1


During Class:

  • Talk about sweater shapes, our dream sweaters, fabric, and stitches

  • Take our body measurements

  • Pick out yarn

  • Start swatching


  • Knit and block at least 2 swatches


Session 2

Back Panel

During Class

  • Calculate cast on

  • Provisional Cast on back

  • Work on back panel

  • Plan armhole shaping


  • Finish armhole shaping for back panel

  • Put back panel on hold


Session 3

Fronts and Neckline

During Class

  • Talk about necklines & plan neck shaping 

  • Pick up provisional cast on to begin working fronts

  • Understanding "at the same time" instructions


  • Finish neck and armhole shaping for the fronts


Session 4


During Class

  • Join fronts and back

  • Waist shaping math


  • Finish body and hem


Session 5

Sleeves and Finishing

During Class

  • Pick up for sleeves

  • Sleeves math

  • Talk about finishing - button bands, collars, etc


  • Finish! 


Build Your Own Sweater

Workshop Series

Have you been intimidated by the thought of making a sweater?

Or have you made a sweater in the past but been dissatisfied with the fit? 

This series is for you! We will be building a Top-Down, Set-In Sleeve sweater from scratch. 

Over the course of 5 sessions, you will go from a pile of yarn to a beautiful sweater that was made to fit you exactly how you want. You choose the yarn, the neckline, the fit, the sleeves, the stitch, and we will guide you through the whole process. Choose a pullover or a cardigan.

Cost: $150

Space is very limited for this series because we want to make sure everyone gets plenty of personal attention. Please call, email, or stop in to register.

All class sessions will be on Sundays from 2-4 PM. Dates are noted on the session details section of this page.


The class fee does not include materials. You are welcome to bring yarn from home, or enjoy 10% off the cost of your yarn!

Class Pre-requisites

(please know these skills prior to registering for this series)

  • Knit, purl

  • Long-tail cast on

  • Knitting in the round


Class fees are non-refundable. If you have any questions, please contact us. 

Students are encouraged to come in to the shop any time to catch up on homework, ask questions, or receive encouragement!

Unwound Artisan Yarn Shop

413 Jay Street La Crosse, WI

(608) 519-3722

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