Have you always wanted to design your own special sweater? Join expert author/designer Melissa Leapman as she walks you through the entire design process from beginning to end.
Technique Requirements: Students must have made at least one sweater, knitted or crocheted.
With solid-color DK weight yarn and appropriate size needles, cast on 32 stitches. Work K1P1 Rib for 1 inch, then work stockinette (one row knit/one row purl) until the piece measures approximately 6 inches from the beginning. Bind off. Count the number of stitches and rows over 4 inches of stockinette unblocked. Wet-block the swatch and count the number of stitches and rows once more. Bring all four numbers and your blocked swatch with you to class.
Tape measure; calculator; pencil; swatch and gauge numbers; photos or sketches of sweater styles which interest you.