Custom-Fitting Existing Patterns
An in-person class with Lily Chin
Nov 10, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm PST
Learn how to modify a pattern via charting and explore the fine points of fit and fabric.
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
• 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