Know exactly what you want to knit but can't find a pattern? Designed accessory patterns but find garments intimidating? This is the class for you. We'll go through the steps and decisions needed to get from a sketch of a garment to a detailed plan that can be knit from. (The class will not cover writing patterns for publication or grading a pattern for multiple sizes and will likely require further work after class.)
Skills focus: - When to use different construction methods.
- Relationship between body and garment methods.
- Calculating stitch and row counts.
- Planning shaping, and calculating simple and complex shaping rates.
- Making a map of the garment.
Skills needed: For experienced knitters familiar with different garment constructions, shaping techniques and stitch patterns. You should be able to reliably swatch for a garment without surprising finished results.
Materials to bring: Ideas! Sketches and swatches will be a useful starting point, if you have a specific idea in mind. You can also bring the measurements of the person you plan to knit for but we'll look at standard measurement tables too so don't worry about those. For the class you'll need pencils (a variety of colours can help to keep your notes straight), graph paper, a notebook and calculator.
- This class is sold out. We have a general waiting list which you can join: we'll email you whenever any places open up in a previously-full class. You only need to sign up once. JOIN WAITING LIST