We know how hard it is to make a sweater that truly fits you: It has to have the right fit, the right style, the rihgt amount of ease, and be the right length, plus all the perfect details that make you want to wear that piece every single day. Knowing how to manage and modify all these factors will be a great help on your way to building your perfect sweater wardrobe, and we are here to get you started on this journey. During this workshop, we’ll talk about styles and body shapes, we'll learn how to take our measurements correctly, and we'll discuss how to pick a size from any sweater pattern to fit you best. We'll also get hands-on: We will be working on our exclusive Basic Raglan Sweater Pattern, with options for a pullover or cardigan, with different necklines and fit. We'll discuss possible modifications, how to find and achieve the right fit, and how to customize your garment to give it a unique look. The goal is that you go home with all the tools and confidence you need for successful sweater making, whether using this basic pattern or any other pattern you choose.
- Exclusive Basic Raglan Sweater Pattern, designed for fingering weight, with options for pullover or cardigan versions with different necklines. Available in 10 sizes.
- Swatching properly
- Taking proper body measurements
- Sizing, fit and styling for different body shapes
- Understanding key points in sweater making and patterns
- How to add your own character to your garments
- Finishing tips and tricks
Technique Requirements: Beginner knitters with experience knitting and purling, preferably having completed 1 or 2 smaller projects.
(Only if the knitter would like to cast on their project at the workshop, but not necessary)
Circular knitting needles: we suggest bringing a set of interchangeable needles or sizes US 2 through 6 circular needles. Cables at least 32" long.
Darning needle, stitch markers, snips.
Yarn: The basic pattern requires fingering weight yarn. The yardage you'll use will depend on the length and the amount of positive ease you pick for your sweater once we go through the planning stages. One skein should be enough to get your started. Recommended skeins for sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of fingering-weight yarn.