Knit My First Top


Always wanted to try knitting wearables that fit you? Join us for this series of classes that are designed to bring you through the whole process. Learn how to plan, start and complete a top that has a top-down construction. We will be going over the following processes:

  • Knit a gauge swatch
  • Figure out sizing and cast on
  • Knit a yoke that fits
  • Knit a length that fits
  • Pick up stitches for sleeves and neckline

For this workshop, we will be using a generic pattern that fits over a wide range of sizes. Beginner knitters may choose to work in plain stockingnette stitches for the body and adventurous knitters may choose to work a pattern in the body of the top. 

The workshop fee does not include tools and supplies required for the knitted top. Participants would need to bring along your own tools and supplies. Suitable tools and supplies may be purchased from the studio if you do not have them already.

6 x 2 hours, $240

Size and Supplies required:

Knitting needle size: 4mm (32" circulars recommended; additional 16" circulars are optional)

Yarn: Double Knitting (DK) yarn recommended for a regular density of fabric; Fingering yarn for a light density fabric (for a more holey look). Yardage recommendations are based on DK weight yarn.

Finished Dimension XS S M L XL 2X 3X 4X 5X
Bust/Chest Circumference (inches) 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64
Bust/Chest Circumference (cm) 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160
Length (inches) 22.5 23 23 23.5 23.5 24 24 24.5 24.5
Length (cm) 56 57 58 59 59 60 60 61 61
Yardage estimate (yards) 696 928 928 1160 1160 1392 1392 1624 1624
Yardage estimate (metres) 636 848 848 1060 1060 1272 1272 1484 1696
No of skeins (100g balls) 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 8

Notions needed: Stitch markers and tapestry needle

If you are not too sure about the supplies you should be getting, do get in touch with us or pop by the studio for a chat. For an idea of the size you should be making, measure a top you like wearing for a good fit. 

Please get in touch with us using the enquiry tab below to see about scheduling a private class if you are keen to schedule a session not listed in the calendar.

  • All materials for the workshop will be provided unless otherwise stated.
  • Workshop bookings can be amended via phone, email, WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram message. Fees collected will be converted to store credit if amendments are confirmed 24 hours before the workshop. Fees collected will not be refunded for bookings that are missed or cancelled within 24-hours before the workshop. For more details, please refer to our cancellation policies.