A Sense of Proportion: A Glorious Compendium of Methods for Knitting Without Tapes and Rulers
Saturday, September 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Design, Tips & Techniques
A tape measure is wonderful thing. So is a knitting pattern. But have you dreamt of being freed from both and working your way from cast on to finished garment using neither one nor the other? You can. The history of knitting is full of time-tested and remarkably simple methods for using the proportions of the human body—and of the knitting itself—to determine stitch counts, shapings, and measurements to yield garments with a custom fit. Students will learn about useful relative proportions of the human body, as well as formulae and folk wisdom for hats, mittens, socks, shawls, and fitted upper garments. And yes, you’ll need a tape measure . . . but not for long.
Technique Requirements: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting, including increasing, decreasing, and knitting in the round.
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