Arts, Crafts, Classes and Repairs

My First Sweater (Session 1)


So nice we are offering it twice!

You can knit a sweater! We will knit a top down, seamless raglan pullover called Southwood by Galt House of Yarn. In addition to instruction in person, you will receive instructional videos after every class to guide you through every step. The pattern has sizes from newborn to adult 5XL. Students are encouraged to knit an infant or child’s size to speed them through each step.

You will receive more information and a link to the pattern in your confirmation email.

This class will meet twice. In the first session you will cast on and work the yoke increases. In the second session you will separate the sleeves from the body and work the body and sleeves.

Covid Precautions: All staff and teachers are fully vaccinated. All students are required to wear a mask and food and beverages are prohibited in the shop at this time.

Skill Level Required: Advanced Beginner. You should be able to knit, purl, knit in the round, and have the ability to read your work. Anyone who has knit a hat or cowl can take this class.

Times: Sunday February 6, 2022, 11:00 – 1:00pm and
Sunday February 27, 2022, 11:00 – 1:00pm

Location: The Black Squirrel, 651 Addison St, Suite B, Berkeley, California

Cost: $80

Bring from home:

  • Light colored worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn sufficient for the size of sweater you intend to make.

  • Size US6 and US8 knitting needles or sizes required to get the given gauge.

If you do not have these supplies, come early to your first session and receive a 10% discount in the shop. If you have any ongoing questions you can get help at The Black Squirrel.

Homework: Make a swatch to confirm a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows in 4” of stockinette with the larger needle and a needle two sizes smaller for the ribbing.


Feb 06 - 20 2022


11:00 am - 1:00 pm