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Saturday 10/22/2011, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 10/22/2011, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Re-sizing a Japanese Design with Gayle Roehm
Japanese knitting patterns are almost always shown in just one (rather small) size. To knit them, you need to know how to modify a design to fit yourself. We’ll begin by taking accurate measurements. Then we’ll swatch a stitch pattern and use it as a basis for calculating revised stitch counts. We'll analyze the design and determine what modifications are needed to the garment pieces (and possibly the stitch patterns) to create a personal fit. We’ll use a sample pattern in class, but you may bring your own pattern and yarn if you choose.
This class focuses on fit and alterations. You should already know the basics of understanding Japanese knitting patterns from 533-6 Understanding Japanese Knitting Patterns or from a similar class. You should also be familiar with the format of Japanese patterns and Japanese stitch symbology.
Yarn and appropriate sized needles for swatching; a two-sided tape measure with both standard and metric markings (if you have one); a sweater that fits you well and is comfortable (this is important as we will be taking measurements).
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.