A properly sized sleeve cap can make or break a garment. Learn the math to design a traditional sleeve cap and how to redesign a pattern’s sleeve cap if your row gauge is not perfect. After discussing what the domino effect of changing one part of a pattern without readdressing the cap is, we will explore the fixed height and variable height method to design your perfect cap. We will also look at a great (and EASY) cheat to fix a cap if your row gauge is off. You will never look at sleeves the same again! NOTE: Math is used in sweater design ☺.
Technique Requirements: A solid understanding of the math of gauge. Some previous sweater knitting experience is helpful.
Notions: paper, pen, calculator, tape measure, ruler or long straight needle. graph paper (included in your handout, available in the Event Hub the week of the event; print out separately).
OPTIONAL: Flexible ruler. You can order from any office supply store or from Patty’s Amazon store.