Advanced Sweater Construction (NEW!) (Part 1 of 2)
Date & Time
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Design, Tips & Techniques
This is a multi-part class. Attendees must register for all parts in order to take this class.
Note: If you’ve already taken Amy’s “Sweater Design Intensive” course, there will be some overlap with Advanced Sweater Construction. The primary differences are that Advanced Sweater Construction will expand design math beyond the set-in sleeve construction and also cover raglans, drop-shoulder, yoke, and one-piece constructions.
Get cozy with the numbers as Amy shows you both the “how” and the “why” of sweater construction, and teaches you how to confidently draft a pattern for the sweater that’s in your head. She’ll show you the math for different construction styles and how to size them properly for your body:
• All-in-one constructions
• Drop Shoulders
• Set-in Sleeves
For each construction style, Amy will also discuss range of motion considerations and the demands different constructions place on materials and stitch patterning.
Then, she’ll get nitty-gritty for the parts of sweater design that have little to do with construction:
• Different neckline shapes and trims, and using those in combination to achieve the look you’re after
• Adjusting body shaping for various effects
This class is aimed at adventurous sweater knitters who are ready to take the next step. You should have completed a few garments, have questions and design ideas in mind, and be ready to explore.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; basic finishing techniques, have knit a whole garment; students who are solidly intermediate and NOT math-phobic
Swatch until you’ve got a sweater fabric you like. Block the swatch (ideally 6"x6"), and bring it in. (Optional but strongly suggested.)
Supplies for Class:
Calculator, spare paper, pencil. It is helpful to bring both a large (6" x 6") blocked swatch that they love, but this is not crucial.