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Sunday 08/10/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
*Knitting Design Garment construction
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If You Can Draw It, You Can Knit It! with Patty Lyons
You know the math of gauge and you've even experimented with changing simple shapes in a pattern. Now kick it up a notch and learn how to design any shape no matter how complex. Bell sleeve, sweetheart neck, dolman sleeve – no problem!
We'll start by going over my five steps to the basics of design. We'll learn how to calculate the rate of increase and decrease using the magic formula, and we'll start with some simple shapes.
Then we'll move on to more complex, compound shaping. Using a dolman sweater as an example, we'll learn how to break things down into shaping zones to figure out how to knit them. Once we decide on what our shaping is, we will shift our focus to knitting and discuss how to decide where the shaping will go.
Finally we'll go over the use of short rows to create things like shirt-tail hems and shawl collars. Remember, if you can draw it, you can knit it!
Note: Requires a firm knowledge of the math of gauge; students should be experienced sweater knitters familiar with sweater construction.
__Several sheets of graph paper (knitter’s graph paper found here: http://sweaterscapes.com/downloads/graphpaper-123.pdf)
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.