This class will look at design modifications not just from the perspective of the method required to realize various modifications, but also from the point of view of the skill level required, their hidden consequences for the garment, and their potential impact on construction and finishing techniques as well as the design itself. We’ll establish some best practices for an approach to design modification that will enhance the outcome along with some guidelines that will help you avoid disappointments. In class, we’ll work through a set of design modifications from those most commonly undertaken by knitters to those that would require a complete re-engineering of the garment. From the discussion, students will be better able to identify the implications and difficulty of design modifications they are considering and how to approach them in order to insure their success.
Technique Requirements: have knit a whole garment, have knit a few accessories, have knit and constructed several sweaters; familiarity with garment construction
Pencil, paper, calculator or phone app. Please have the handout with you, as it will contain the class exercises.