Boob Camp (Sleepover version): Bust Darts for Every Body
With Kim McBrien Evans
Nov 6, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT,
Nov 7, 10:00am-12:00pm CST,
Nov 13 10:00am-12:00pm CST,
Nov 14, 10:00am-12:00pm CST
Sweaters look best when they fit our shoulders — and accommodate our chests. Learn life-changing techniques for those of us with larger chests: to choose a size, plan, and knit both vertical and horizontal bust darts for YOUR chest.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
This 4-session workshop provides time to understand and apply Kim’s process for achieving sweaters that fit — at both shoulders and chests.
Learn how to choose a size and how to plan and construct bust darts for YOUR body. We will use examples that are based on a set-in-sleeved sweater, worked in pieces, to make the process easy-to-understand. Bring yarn and needles; you will knit a quarter-size sample of what YOUR darts will look like in a real sweater.
Topics covered in this class:
– how to measure yourself accurately for bust-shaping
– creating a map for YOUR darts, vertical and horizontal, so that you can apply them to any sweater
– what to do when darts aren’t practical (alternate bust-shaping)
– what to do with extra stitches so that the upper body of your sweater also fits well
This hands-on learning experience gives you choices for modifying any sweater pattern — and that can be life-changing!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Must understand how a basic sweater is constructed.
• Measuring tape
• Masking tape or washi tape
• A small amount of yarn for knitting samples (approximately 25–50 g should be plenty) and appropriate needles
• Calculator (should include x2 and square root functions -— most phones have this)
• Ruler that is at least 18″ long — Kim uses a quilting/sewing ruler
• Graph paper
• 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