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Knit Your Sweaters To Fit YOU, Not the Pattern-Model

Page history last edited by honeybee33@... 10 years, 11 months ago

Full Description

We'll go through the basics of fit; how to determine what actual measurements the pattern will yield; and how to modify the pattern to ensure your best fit.


Will also include the theory behind bust-darts and some practical mechanics of how to add them at an existing pattern.


If there's time, we can also measure each other!


Skills Needed

Must know how to knit and have a desire to knit garments.  Also helpful to know rudimentary math (particularly, algebra), but not necessarily required.


Materials Needed 

Bring a notepad and writing implement - you'll want to take notes, as I won't have handouts!  Also, if you want to be measured, bring a measuring-tape.


If you want to, feel free to bring in a garment or two you've already knit, about which you're unsatisfied with the fit.  Also, if you have a pattern in mind but you're unsure it will fit or be flattering, bring it in and we can troubleshoot it together.


Comments (14)

Beth said

at 8:14 am on Dec 30, 2009

I definitely hope to be able to attend this. My kids are afraid to "commission" sweaters because my fitting skills are so mediocre.

Cassie said

at 10:03 am on Dec 30, 2009

I'd like to learn how to get something to really fit in the first place since I have two sweaters queued and ready to start. I tend to make things too big/boxy in the blocking phase because I worry my finished pieces will be too small.

Susan Eiseman Levitin said

at 9:03 am on Dec 31, 2009

This looks very interesting. Schedule permitting, I will attend.

Betsy Bouche said

at 8:43 am on Jan 2, 2010

I'm interested in this schedule permitting. I've knit lots of sweaters of the decades (eek!) and I don't think a single one of them has ever really fit welll.

Beckie said

at 7:58 pm on Jan 3, 2010

I would love to attend this class. My first sweater was horribly shapeless.

Cathy Fahey said

at 8:28 am on Jan 4, 2010

Sounds really useful.

Katy said

at 8:48 am on Jan 4, 2010

I'm interested as I'm always having to fiddle with dimensions

sheila.denn@gmail.com said

at 3:11 pm on Jan 4, 2010

I'm interested --

Tara said

at 5:19 pm on Jan 4, 2010

I am definitely interested in this session - !!!

Amy Sutherland said

at 8:31 am on Jan 5, 2010

I really need help in this area!

Harlene Caroline said

at 12:15 pm on Jan 5, 2010

Hi Honeybee33 this sounds interesting as well. I would like to be in.

Margery Meadow said

at 8:08 pm on Jan 5, 2010

Hope you can demo the "short rows at the back of the neck" technique that is often mentioned to keep sweaters from riding up.

Louise Harrison Lepera said

at 3:33 pm on Jan 8, 2010

This sounds great -- count me in!

Louise Harrison Lepera said

at 7:06 am on Jan 10, 2010

Deborah -- It was great to meet you yesterday. Do you know what time this session will take place today? Thanks!

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