Sweater Fitness Workshop

Anne Hanson

Saturday All Day

An intermediate class in the important basics of sweater fit and construction. Participants will complete a thorough set of body measurements and discuss how to use them to choose and use a sweater pattern in an appropriate size. Other topics of discussion will include swatching, yarn choices, pattern reading and terminology, types and uses of shaping techniques (increasing and decreasing), tips and tricks for successful navigation through a sweater project. Students may work on gauge swatches in class.

Skill Level: Students must have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing, have completed a project that requires shaping (sweater, mittens, etc), and have an intermediate level of knitting skill and pattern reading (understanding of intermediate knitting terminology is expected).
The emphasis of this class is on preparation and execution for a well-fitting sweater; seaming and finishing will be covered in a separate workshop.

Material fee: None

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Student Supplies: A soft measuring tape, notepad, 50-100 yards of project yarn, plus pattern, and a variety of needles for swatching. Students should dress in a form-fitting top (baggy or heavy clothing will NOT be appropriate for obtaining accurate measurements).

Homework: None