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Saturday 11/03/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Skill Level
No skills required

Class Hours


*Crochet *Knitting Design Fit Tips & hints

Jeane deCoster

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Good Fit with Jeane deCoster
Make sure your garments will fit before you cast on!

I walk you through how to fit a sweater pattern before you start knitting or crocheting. We will begin with the schematic; it is a valuable part of any printed pattern. Because it is so small, it is often overlooked. We will turn it into a full-size rendition, analyze it, and then insert knitter's graph paper at the armhole, neck and shoulder to understand the shaping. We will see which measurements matter, and how this varies by style: drop, modified, set-in, and raglan.

You'll learn how to make that full-size schematic into a quick mock-up to test the fit . We will discuss how gauge, ease, and drape play into the mix for sweater success.

This is a hands-on class and you will leave with a custom fitted pullover pattern.

Note: Must have already knitted a sweater of any size and be comfortable with sewing/garment pattern concepts -- even if you haven't used either in a long time.

__Please bring real scissors -- not "snips." Sharp for cutting cloth and paper.
__Knitting/Crochet Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes


Note: A $10 materials fee for materials provided by teacher to create custom garment mockup will be collected in class.
Skills needed
Needs 5 sets of two tables pushed together to create a square with 3 students per table. Mirror.