An intermediate class in the important basics of sweater fit and construction. Participants will complete a thorough set of body measurements and discuss how to use them to choose and use a sweater pattern in an appropriate size. Students may work on gauge swatches in class. Other topics of discussion will include swatching, yarn choices, pattern reading and terminology, types and uses of shaping techniques (increasing and decreasing), tips and tricks for successful navigation through a sweater project.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; chart Reading; have knit a whole garment; have knit a few accessories
Supplies for Class:
A soft measuring tape, notepad, 50-100 yards of project yarn, plus pattern, and a variety of needles for swatching. Students should dress in a form-fitting top (baggy clothing will not be appropriate for obtaining accurate measurements).