Reading Between the Lines: What Your Sweater Pattern Doesn’t Tell You!
Monday, May 18, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Patty Lyons
Design, Projects & Patterns
Class Details:

If you knit sweaters, but always follow the pattern exactly, because you wouldn't know to begin to change it, this is the class for you. There’s a lot of information hiding between the lines of knitting patterns. Once you unravel the mysteries of the math and numbers you will never blindly follow a pattern again. Learn the things you need to know before you start a pattern, like understanding sweater shapes, yarn substitution, how to figure your yarn amount from your swatch, what size to make, and how to read a schematic. Understand the numbers in the pattern so you know when and how you can change them. Finally we’ll explore the things a pattern tells you to do but doesn’t tell you how. We’ll look into some of the most frustrating pattern instructions such as “reverse shaping” and “at the same time” as well as “pick up evenly across the row” and even shaping "in pattern". Learn the secrets hiding inside every sweater pattern! Note: This is not a pattern reading class. Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a whole garment



Supplies for Class:

Pencil, calculator, notepad