Knitting a sweater can be very intimidating; they are long projects with so many things to keep track of. However, a perfectly fitting handknit sweater can be incredibly satisfying. In this class you’ll learn three key skills for knitting perfect sweaters: how to measure yourself correctly, how to match body measurements to pattern sizes, and how to modify patterns to fit your unique body shape.
We’ll examine different sweater styles and how they can be modified. We’ll practice useful skills for modifying like provisional cast-ons, after-thought pockets and buttonholes, and changing the edging on garments. Bring your own pattern with you to work on in class and leave with a perfect sweater in waiting!
Skills focus: Body measurement; Pattern/schematic reading; Provisional cast on; Shaping; Adding afterthought pockets/buttonholes, Edgings
Skills needed: Knitting in the round; Increases/decreases; Pattern/schematic reading
Materials to bring: Measuring tape
Garment pattern (optional)
Afterthought swatch: Small swatch to cut, dpns in size used for swatch plus extra yarn
Provisional Cast-On: Yarn, crochet hook, knitting needle, smooth cotton waste yarn.
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