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Thursday 08/25/2011, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Opening Day Spotlight: Custom Fit Knit Jackets for every BODY with Jean Frost
Jean's new book, Custom Knit Jackets — Casual to Couture, is really 3 books in one:
• A tutorial for custom-fitting the Master Jacket Pattern;
• A collection of jackets based on the Master, either your
custom pattern, or one of 10 standard sizes in 3 gauges;
• A source for details that add professional finish— collars, pockets, borders, and an optional handstitched silk lining—reminiscent of the designer touches that have made the Chanel Jacket a signature piece for more than 50 years.
Join us as Jean highlights the jackets and the details. Then her book comes to life with a team of beta testers representing a variety of sizes and shapes on reallife
bodies; you may even recognize a couple of faces. From taking measurements and making a life-size paper pattern; testing and perfecting the fit with a fabric mockup (before knitting a single stitch); selecting yarn, stitch pattern, and needle size; all the way to finishing their
jackets—they follow Jean's process. Along the way, Jean highlights how they adjusted the Master for common fitting issues such as shoulder width, arm length, and a fuller figure.
Discover jacket mastery: see how easy it is to get the fit, confirm it as you knit, and build on your success. When you work with a Master Pattern that fits, you know that every jacket will fit. Every time.