It’s one thing to look at a YouTube video on working short rows, and quite another to identify (a) when you need shaping, (b) what you’re trying to accomplish with your shaping, and (c) figure out the mechanics of carrying out a mod. In this class, we’ll explore how to make sweater modification as easy as possible. We’ll cover how to choose your correct “base size” and where to go from there: How to determine when you need, and how to work, all major modifications a knitter would make to a sweater. This includes:
• Bust darts of all kinds
• Frankensweatering: Front/back and top/bottom
• Body and sleeve lengthening/shortening
• Neckline modifications
• We touch on armhole, bicep, and sleeve cap mods
This class is aimed at intermediate knitters, or beginning knitters who are adventurous and not shy about using their calculator. Students should feel comfortable with the basic way sweaters go together. This class makes a great companion to the class Knit to Flatter.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a few accessories