Mel Sundquist

Tolsta Tee Class

$ 45.00

Description: In this class you'll learn to knit the Tolsta Tee by Rebecca Clow. As Rebecca says, "The Tolsta Tee is a perfect basic raglan t-shirt that can be the canvas for all of your creative ideas." With DK and fingering weight versions and lots of included modification options, it truly is so customizable.

While knitting you'll learn about yarn choices for summer knits, reading knitting patterns, picking the right size and fit for your body, top-down raglan construction, ribbing, and short rows. Mel will also teach you basic fit modifications and several design modifications, including stripes, texture, basic lace, and duplicate stitch if desired. The options for customizing this tee are just about endless! Check out other knitters' versions here.

The Tolsta Tee is written in 10 sizes with finished bust circumferences between 31.5-66.75". This class is for ages 16 and up. 

Prior skills recommended: Basic knitting skills. This class is designed for beginner knitters who have learned the knit stitch, but want to practice and learn more about garment knitting. 

Materials needed: Before the first session of class you'll need: 

    Prep work: Before the first session of class you will need to purchase at least one skein of your yarn and make at least one swatch. Mel recommends that to make your swatch you cast on 26 stitches, and knit flat in stockinette stitch for 40 rows. You may not need to block your swatch, but Mel recommends at least steaming it. You're aiming for a gauge of 17 stitches and 29 rows over 4 inches. You may need to make multiple swatches if your stitch count is different than the pattern's gauge. In the first session of class we will use your swatch to plan what size to make your sweater and what modifications you'd like to add. If you want to knit your tee in the lace or textured patterns provided in the pattern, swatch in that stitch pattern.

    When: This class takes place over two Saturdays:

    • June 15 from 10:30am-1:30pm 
    • June 29 from 10:30am-1:30pm

    Class Policies:  Materials that you buy in person at Harmony for your class will be 20% off. Class fees are not refundable or exchangeable for any reason. Classes with 2 or fewer sign ups will be canceled, and if the class is canceled students will be notified via email 2 days before the class begins. All classes are held in-person at Harmony. Students may be contacted via email before class begins, please check your email for important class info.