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ALWAYS THERE (knit) - Mondays from 6-8pm beginning Jan 9

Knit this relaxed, top down v-neck cardigan with Mary Ann. Always There can be worn all year long. With a boxy fit, dropped shoulders, extended size range, and a stitch pattern that varies between stockinette stitch and textured stitches, this cardigan could be your next favorite sweater!

Skills taught in this class:

  • Top down construction
  • Chart reading
  • How to create side slits
Class Materials:
  • Pattern - Almost There by Joji Locatelli ($7.00 on Ravelry)
  • Yarn - DK weight ~960-1920 yards. We suggest Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown DK (5-9 skeins), Berroco Ultra Wool DK (4-7 balls), Berroco Remix Light (3-5 balls), or Berroco Pima Soft (8-16 sks) - yarn must be purchased separately from 3 Kittens Needle Arts
  • Needles - US 4/3.5mm and US 6/4mm 32-40" circular and smaller circumference for sleeves or size to obtain gauge 
  • Knit kit including locking stitch markers; 4 buttons (can be purchased after sweater is knit)

Homework - 
Please read through pattern and make notes of any questions you have.
Knit a gauge swatch as follows - Cast on 41 sts with US 6 needles and work in stockinette for 8". Bind off. Measure. Wash/block. Measure again to make sure you are getting correct gauge. Adjust needle size if necessary.

Meets 5x

COVID Protocols - Masks are optional. Wear one of you want; don't wear one if you don't. We are abiding by the CDC's recommendations. If there is any possibility that you may be ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID, we ask that you follow the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy - Student cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the class to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are subject to our regular return policy3 Kittens may need to cancel a class if not enough people sign up, but we try to provide other options when we can. We may need to reschedule due to weather or teacher illness.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Students must understand RS/WS; know how to read their knitting; be able to fix minor mistakes; understand gauge; be able to read a pattern; be able to work basic increases/decreases.
Instructor: Mary Ann
Instructor Bio: Mary Ann Brooks was born and raised in South Minneapolis and now lives in Apple Valley. She has been with 3K for 5 years and teaches beginning knitting, project classes and tool box sessions. Mary Ann started knitting when she was 7 years old and although her projects were not fabulous, she has continued knitting throughout her life and knits every day. Her knitting has improved over the years! Knitting samples for the shop is a favorite because it challenges knitting skills and requires knitting that is sometimes out of her comfort zone. Her other favorite is teaching. Mary Ann enjoys encouraging students to learn new skills either as a first time knitter or as a more experienced knitter trying a pattern that requires new skills or a different method. Mary Ann says " I imagine knitting will always be a part of my life and I hope to be with 3K for many years!"
Class fee only; does not include materials

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


  • 3 Kittens Needle Arts
  • The Village @ Mendota Heights
  • 750 Main Street, Suite 112-113
    St Paul, MN 55118
  • (651) 457-4969


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