Name
Joji's Approach to Sweater Design (NEW!)
Date
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Teacher:
Joji Locatelli
Category
Garments, Knitting
Class Details:

In this workshop, we’ll discuss my sweater design process from start to finish. This is a fun class for anyone thinking about designing their first sweater (for fun or for work), but also for those who are interested in knowing what goes on behind the scenes.

We'll discuss:
- How to find inspiration (Pinterest, fashion designers, brands).
- Following trends and adjusting them to what knitters want to knit.
- Important measurements to consider when designing (shoulder span, full bust, sleeve circumference, hip measurement, etc). Tables of measurements and their meaning.
- Meaning of EASE.
- Overview of different sweater constructions and how to choose the one that best suits your idea.
- Basic concepts on grading patterns to different sizes and making them size inclusive and well fitting.
- Using spreadsheets to grade a very basic pattern (converting it to different sizes instructions).

Technique Requirements: None, but some experience with spreadsheet software such as Excel, Numbers, or Sheets will be useful.

Homework:

None

Supplies for Class:

None