Spin to Knit a Sweater

Walk through the process of creating your first garment from your handspun yarn. In this course, you'll learn how to select the kind of fibre that will give you the garment you desire, how to sample your handspun yarn, how to calculate the measurements of your yarn and more.

Rachel Smith · September 5, 2019
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Welcome to Spin to Knit a Sweater!

Taught by Rachel Smith, the founder of the Wool n’ Spinning podcast and community, this class walks you through creating your first garment from your handspun yarn. There is just nothing like the experience of going from raw material all the way through to a finished item.

Throughout the videos, you’ll learn:

  • About fibres that give you the garment you desire
  • How to make handspun yarn samples
  • Recording your yarn measurements 
  • Storing large amounts of singles for plying later
  • Swatching with your yarn before starting your garment

Talk about the Spin to Knit a Sweater course with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!

Tag what you are making everywhere with #sosspinning and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

Embracing imperfection(in other words, trying really hard not to be grumpy about your inconsistent yarn🫠).
This is my first spin in my life and actually I enjoyed it immensely. I couldn’t stop for 4 hours.
#suspendedspindle #dropspindle #supportedspindle #handspinning #handspinnersofinstagram #ドロップスピンドル #サポートスピンドル #手紡ぎ #手紡ぎ糸 #schoolofsweetgeorgia #sosspinning

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I spun some alpaca fiber into yarn 😍 so pretty! Next step – 2 ply it and then tackle warping (threading all the yarn through) my loom. ashford_wheels_looms glimakra.of.sweden #sosspinning #espinner3

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I purchased a handmade suspended spindle for the first time in my life! Handmade wooden crafts make my heart sing.

#suspendedspindle #ドロップスピンドル #sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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If you’re wondering how textured yarns differ from art yarns… they don’t. All art yarns are stable, usable yarns that can add texture, however bold or subtle, to the cloth in which they’re used.

Over at the upcoming Spinning Textured Yarns, instructor Debbie Held @doodler01 will teach SOS spinners about spinning a variety of art yarn styles and have you coming away from the course with a new appreciation for these classic, textured yarns and their infinite potential. The yarns in this course are truly timeless and they’re presented in a skill-building, logical order that’s meant to inspire you in your own application. Visit the course page now to find the materials list to get your supplies ready for the lesson launch on June 7th!

#sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #spinningartyarn #spinning #texturedyarns #handspun #handwoven

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April has been BUSY and I noticed that my monthly FOs tend to reflect how busy my work schedule is. My #freshstartheadband is my only FO for this month so far and it makes sense, but it`s funny how spot on it is! 🙈 Do you notice this with your knits also?⁣

After finally finishing the Warm Neutrals pre-order I had a lot of other deadlines to meet. Finalising my advent colorways was a huge goal for me this month (which I finished! 🎉) along with some wholesale orders and getting the Wanderlust 2022 Favorites together (which are coming in May!). On top of that, my parents are visiting, there is school vacation, and we are taking a small trip to London. Luckily, I think I`ll redeem some knitting time while my parents are here and while we are on vacation, so it should balance a bit in the end! 😊⁣

Pattern: #freshstartheadband by whileberry.creative
Yarn: malabrigoyarn Washted in Piedras⁣

Pattern: #handspunboomerangshawl by grittyknits
Fiber: malabrigoyarn Nube

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  • Preferred spinning tool, a spinning wheel shown in the course

*Please follow this link for Essential Spinning & Fibre Prep Tools needed


  • a minimum of 25g of wool to sample your project with

*Remember your School of SweetGeorgia member discount for fibre at SweetGeorgia Yarns!

Do you have questions about 0.1 Sweater Spinning Materials? Talk about it with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!

About Instructor

Rachel Smith

Wool n' Spinning ? for the love of making yarn #useyourhandspun wife | mama | INFP | handspun | knit | weave | RN

5 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
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