A Sense of Proportion: Knitting from Traditional Formulas
Monday, May 11, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 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 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, and shawls. And yes, you’ll need a tape measure…but not for long.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, working in the round, have knit a few accessories
Supplies for Class:
Supplies for note-taking; and a tape measure may be useful for students who wish to measure during class.