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 Televisionâ€™s â€śKnit and Crochet Nowâ€ť. 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 Midwest 2014 ETC Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm SOLD OUT
ETC Easy Super Successful Sweaters
In this two-day master class, we'll cover all of the topics you'll need to knit one great sweater after the other. From understanding your own body's shape and how clothing can affect it, through fabric and color and texture, construction styles, modifications, and more, all of your sweater questions will be answered. We'll study:
* "Knit to Flatter" shape analysis and discussion
* Deciphering schematics, patterns, and the different construction styles
* How to get the fabric you want, and match it to a pattern
* Blocking, seaming, and finishing
* Modifying existing patterns and generating your own
This class is appropriate for adventurous knitters of all levels. You should know the basics: knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off, increase, and decrease. Experience reading patterns is a plus.
We take pictures of everyone's shape during class, so please come wearing or willing to change into a tight-fitting top and relatively 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!