Unleash the Power of Schematics

Sarah Peasley

Friday PM

Get smarter by visualizing your finished project before you even begin!

Whether you're a maker following a pattern, or a designer writing a pattern, a super handy tool that you definitely need in your crafty toolbox is a SCHEMATIC.

What IS a schematic, exactly? Quite simply, a schematic is a 2-dimensional visual representation of the piece(s) that are described within the pattern's instructions.

What can a schematic do for you? Oh, oodles of things. What size should I make? The schematic will help you decide! I'm making a shawl, but where does this little wrinkled blob on my hook/needles fit into the big picture? The schematic knows.

In this class, Sarah breaks down the mystery of schematics piece by piece, holds your hand as you draw a schematic from a written pattern (provided), and challenges you to use your schematic as a tool for project planning and for making alterations.

Skill Level: Any

Material fee: $0

schematic 2

Student Supplies:

Pencil and eraser Calculator Ruler or other straight edge (not a tape measure)


Bring one or two knitting or crochet patterns that include schematics so we have some real-world examples to look at.