Knit Your First Sweater

In this course, Tabetha Hedrick walks you through the entire process of knitting your first sweater. From reading the pattern and swatching, to knitting through finishing, we are with you the entire way!

Tabetha Hedrick · May 6, 2020

Sweater knitting can be a daunting task as there seems to be so many steps and so many places where it can all go wrong. But, just like any life challenge, if you break the large task into small manageable ones, you can start knitting sweaters like a pro!

In this course, Tabetha Hedrick walks you through the entire process of knitting your first sweater. From reading the pattern and swatching, to knitting through finishing, Tabetha is going to be with you the entire way!

We’ll work through the included pattern, Flannery, a raglan sweater, together, and by the time we’re done, you’ll learn all the special tips and tricks needed to make just about any sweater you can dream up.

If you run into any trouble, you can always chat with us in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

We're celebrating Black Friday weekend at the School of SweetGeorgia with a special gift for all SOS members. From now until the end of November 29th, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop!⁠

Whether you’re interested in knit, crochet or weaving patterns to compliment the courses you’re working on at the School, we hope they bring you new projects ideas and further fibre arts learning enjoyment. The code for the discount can be found at the resources page — direct link in bio »⁠

Not yet an SOS member and interested in joining? Learn more about the different membership plans available and join us today — we hope to see you there!⁠

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Tabetha Hedrick's @tabismiles Subtle Glitter shawl⁠

#schoolofsweetgeorgia #soscommunity #blackfriday #knitting #knittingpattern #sosknitting

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The Craft Revival is Sunday, November 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. Makes by Momma Bakes will be located at the Red Lion Smokehouse. Come on out and check out her high quality winter hats. Featured here are variations on the Hudson Bay design.#makesbymommabakes #craftrevivaltbay #sosknitting

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My show schedule for the season has been finalized! Check out Makes by Mommabakes at the following venues:

🧶Sunday, October 30 (10 am to 4 pm)
Location – Thunder Bay
55 Plus Centre: 700 River St.
Craft Room 1

🧶Saturday, November 19 (11 am to 3 pm)
Location – Nipigon
TBA: Nipigon Legion OR Community Centre

🧶Sunday, November 27 (10 am to 4 pm)
Location – Thunder Bay Waterfront
Exact location TBA

🧶Saturday, December 3 (1 pm to 4pm)
Location – Red Rock Recreation Centre
#makesbymommabakes #mbymknitwear #sosknitting #craftshowsthunderbay #craftshows

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For SOS makers taking part in the the fun of Socktober, the Spinning Study Group, or for anyone new who joined us during our Spinning Summit, we have some new tutorials for you to discover at the SOS site. These spinning and knitting tips and techniques are great to bookmark and quickly reference while working through your fibre arts projects.⁠

For Socktober knitters, Tabetha's @tabismiles new Faux Circular Gauge Swatch tutorial will help you save both some yarn and time (plus help with making sure those new handknit socks fit) when knitting a gauge swatch for your next sock project. Find the video over at our SOS tutorials page!

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Fall is golden! Cozy cable hat. Pumpkins will be available next week at Twigs in Bloom in Nipigon. #makesbymommabakes #twigsinbloom #sosknitting #staywarm

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Flannery is the perfect introduction to sweater knitting! With a relaxed silhouette, easy raglan sleeve construction, and comfortable fit, first-time sweater knitters will love the skill-building success and great look it brings.

Get the pattern here »


  • Bust circumference: 34 (37 ½, 41 ½, 46, 50, 53 ½, 57 ½, 62, 66)” / 86.5 (95.5, 105.5, 117, 127, 136, 146, 157.5, 167.5) cm
  • Garment Length: 23 1/2(24 1/2, 25 1/4, 25 3/4, 26, 26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2, 27 3/4)” / 59.5 (62, 64, 65.5, 66, 67.5, 68.5, 70, 70.5) cm
  • Choose the size that is 3 ½-4” / 9-10 cm larger than actual bust circumference. Sample shown in size 41 ½” / 105.5 cm.



  • Size 6 US / 4 mm needle
  • Size 7 US / 4.5 mm needle
  • Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • 1 removable stitch marker, 1 stitch marker, yarn needle


  • 17 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st, after blocking.
  • 21 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in K2p2 Rib, after blocking.

About Instructor

Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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  • 21 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
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