Early Bird!

Custom-Fitting Existing Patterns


Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 04/12/23.

An in-person class with Lily Chin

Aug 3, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm

Learn how to modify a pattern via charting as you explore the finer points of fit and fabric.

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You’ve found a pattern that’s almost perfect, but you want to change the neckline, lengthen the sleeves, etc. In this class, you’ll find out how to successfully personalize the fit of a pattern for yourself or those you knit for.

See how small alterations can make a garment hang better. Learn accessible alternatives for drop shoulders. These simple refinements and other easy modifications don’t require extensive pattern re-writes, but will produce great results.

Please note that this is not necessarily a “change the pattern to be another size” class (though it could happen . . .).

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Should have made garments before, and it’s helpful to have an idea about the very basics of pattern drafting or have altered existing patterns successfully

Supply List
• Graph paper, maybe 8 or 10 squares to the inch
• Pencils (preferably in several colors) and eraser
• Pocket calculator, tape measure
• Tight T-shirt or leotard to change into for taking accurate body measurements
• All homework
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes

• Gauged or proportioned knitter’s grid if you have any
• Any garment that fits you really well, non-knit garments okay

Moderate pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Mary C.
Opened up new possibilities!

Thank you Lily and my classmates… loved bringing my tailoring and knitting worlds together in this excellent class!!!

Roberta H.

Great class, and I learned a lot about charting my sweater patterns for the. perfect fit. Lily does not pretend that the process will be easy initially, but the pay off is invaluable.