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Amy Herzog
Amy Herzog is passionate about sweaters people love to wear. She is the author of Knit to Flatter and designs sweaters that flatter the figure and are easy to modify. She is also a knitting expert on American Public Television’s “Knit and Crochet Now”. She teaches classes across the country and on craftsy.com, and her figure-flattering pattern designs have been published in Twist Collective, Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Knitty, and more.



After several years of teaching knitting classes, she realized that knitters will skip modification math if they can but would really like to wear sweaters that fit them well. So she created CustomFit, a website that produces custom sweater patterns. It can be found at customfit.makewearlove.com.



To learn more about Amy, visit www.amyherzogdesigns.com.



STITCHES South 2014 Classes
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Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight only Sweater knitting can be deeply satisfying —  producing a favorite piece of clothing that you wear constantly. Or, it can be deeply frustrating —  producing a pile of wool that you wear once then relegate to the closet. The difference between one path and the other may seem daunting, unpredictable, and downright arbitrary...

...but it’s not! It’s easier than you think to love to wear each and every sweater you make. In this special presentation, Amy Herzog explores the three pillars of fantastic sweaters: How they look, how they feel, and how they fit.

AMY HERZOG is passionate about sweaters people love to wear. The author of Knit to Flatter designs sweaters that flatter the figure and are easy to modify. Join us, and learn how to make your handknits wonderful wardrobe staples.

Are you planning to attend the Opening Day Luncheon, too? Purchase the Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon option and save.
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm     SOLD OUT
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon Sweater knitting can be deeply satisfying —  producing a favorite piece of clothing that you wear constantly. Or, it can be deeply frustrating —  producing a pile of wool that you wear once then relegate to the closet. The difference between one path and the other may seem daunting, unpredictable, and downright arbitrary...

...but it’s not! It’s easier than you think to love to wear each and every sweater you make. In this special presentation, Amy Herzog explores the three pillars of fantastic sweaters: How they look, how they feel, and how they fit.

AMY HERZOG is passionate about sweaters people love to wear. The author of Knit to Flatter designs sweaters that flatter the figure and are easy to modify. Join us, and learn how to make your handknits wonderful wardrobe staples.

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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5136 Easy Sweater 'Boot Camp' There’s so much more to sweater knitting than just the “knitting”, and this class gives you the tools you need to make your next sweater a smashing success. We cover all of the things that go into making a great sweater:

• How sweaters are constructed: The different construction styles, what they’re good for, and what kinds of bodies they fit best.
• Schematics: What they are and how they can help you. • What goes into a great swatch: The proper way to construct and “read” a swatch, measuring your gauge, and how to account for tricky fibers
• Fabric: What should your sweater fabric feel like? What makes a “good” fabric and how do you match it to design elements?
• Choosing the right size, and setting yourself up for fantastically easy modifications
• Different kinds of shaping: How they’re worked, what they accomplish, and when you need to add shaping to your sweaters
• When you can stray from the pattern: How to identify key elements vs. things you should feel empowered to “fiddle with”
• Finishing off your sweater: From blocking to seaming to edge treatments and more.

Student Q&A is a big part of the class, too, so bring your own questions to class, and let’s talk sweaters!
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
3112 Easy Knit to Flatter Workshop Ever wonder why some sweaters make you look like a supermodel and others make you look more like a hobbit? Have you ever knit a sweater that looked stunning on the page only to be disappointed when you wore it for the first time? In this class, I’ll teach you the tools you need to produce sweaters perfect for your figure every time you pick up the needles. Topics covered in class include:
• Standard body shapes, modifying figure factors, and why your shape matters way more than your size
• How clothing changes the appearance of the body’s shape and the many ways we can manipulate this for our benefit
• Types of sweater patterns that look best on each figure type, driven into reality by lots and lots of trying on samples
• Personalized shape analysis and detailed measurements for every student • How to choose what size to knit, demystifying ease, and modifying existing patterns
• General sweater tips and tricks • Student-brought questions and discussion topics We take pictures of everyone’s shape during class, so please come wearing or willing to change into a tight-fitting top and relatively fitted well-fitted pants/skirt. Please also bring along a measuring tape, sweaters you’ve knit, patterns you’re interested in, and your adventurous inner knitter!
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
3113 Intermediate Mastering Mindful Modification It’s one thing to look at a YouTube video on working short rows, and quite another to identify (a) when you need shaping, (b) what you’re trying to accomplish with your shaping, and (c) figure out the mechanics of carrying out a mod. In this class, we cover how to work, and when you need, all major modifications a knitter would make to a sweater. This includes:
• Bust darts of all kinds
• Frankensweatering: Front/back and top/bottom
• Body and sleeve lengthening/shortening
• Neckline modifications

This class is aimed at intermediate knitters or beginning knitters who are adventurous and not shy about using their calculator. Students should feel comfortable with knitting, purling, increasing, and decreasing. Basic familiarity with short rows is a plus but definitely not required.
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Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
3112 Easy Knit to Flatter Workshop Ever wonder why some sweaters make you look like a supermodel and others make you look more like a hobbit? Have you ever knit a sweater that looked stunning on the page only to be disappointed when you wore it for the first time? In this class, I’ll teach you the tools you need to produce sweaters perfect for your figure every time you pick up the needles. Topics covered in class include:
• Standard body shapes, modifying figure factors, and why your shape matters way more than your size
• How clothing changes the appearance of the body’s shape and the many ways we can manipulate this for our benefit
• Types of sweater patterns that look best on each figure type, driven into reality by lots and lots of trying on samples
• Personalized shape analysis and detailed measurements for every student • How to choose what size to knit, demystifying ease, and modifying existing patterns
• General sweater tips and tricks • Student-brought questions and discussion topics We take pictures of everyone’s shape during class, so please come wearing or willing to change into a tight-fitting top and relatively fitted well-fitted pants/skirt. Please also bring along a measuring tape, sweaters you’ve knit, patterns you’re interested in, and your adventurous inner knitter!



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