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CLASS: ZIP it up! Invisible Zippers with Ann Weaver


In this class, learn everything you need to know to successfully install zippers into sweaters with NO SEWING! We’ll use a Knit Picker tool to pick up stitches along our zippers and join these stitches to our knitting by installing a 6-inch zipper to join two swatches.

If you’d like to bring a sweater and zipper to class, feel free! Ann’s favorite source of zippers is Zipperstop ( You will want a separating zipper in the size closest to the length of your front edging; choose the size under the actual length.

There are ways to modify the length of a zipper, which Ann will discuss in class. Ann will provide everyone with a list of tips and tutorials to answer your zipper questions!

Tuition:  $45.00 pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register.

Homework:  Knit two Stockinette stitch swatches, approximately 6 inches by 6 inches, in worsted weight yarn. Wet block them, pinning the edges flat to prevent rolling. 

Materials needed:

  • Yarn that matches your swatches (or your sweater) for attaching the zipper

  • Circular needle a size or two smaller than the size used to knit the swatch/sweater

  • Ann will provide 6" zippers and a Knit Picker tool for everyone.

About Ann Weaver

Ann Weaver has created things her whole life. She learned to knit when she was seven, learned to read a pattern at 22, and started sharing her designs though various forms of publication in 2007.

Ann’s design work reflects this quest for adventure; while retaining a clean, wearable aesthetic, Weaverknits designs experiment with asymmetry, unusual color and yarn combinations, and androgyny. In the past three years, Ann’s designs have been featured in online and print magazines and books like, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Brave New Knits, and are also available as individual patterns. Craft Work Knit is her first self-published collection of patterns, inspired by 1970s punk style, Josef Albers, athletic uniforms, and, of course, her family, friends, and the practical garments she wears to work every day.

*All photos provided by Ann Weaver and used with permission