Simple Techniques for a Super Fit
Pick up quick tips for knitting a flattering pullover and cardigan alongside pattern designer and author Amy Herzog. With these skills on hand, you'll have the confidence to take on any project and create a sweater that looks like it was made for you.
Amy is a Connecticut-based knitwear designer, the leader of the "Fit to Flatter" tutorials and the author of the popular books "Knit to Flatter" and "Knitting It Old School." She's passionate about helping budding knitters create flattering, well-fitting sweaters they can't wait to wear, and she travels the country sharing this knowledge in her ever-friendly manner. As a designer, her patterns have been featured in Twist Collective, KnitScene and other respected magazines. You can also find her self-published designs on her website, amyherzogdesigns.com.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Amy Herzog! You'll start by exploring what makes a great sweater and what can cause an unflattering outcome. Then, Amy will explain how to read between the lines of the pattern to understand more about your garment's fit.
Take a closer look at the foundations of your sweater, the yarn and fabric, to see how one affects the other. Amy will share tips on what gauge makes an ideal sweater, how fiber affects fabric and the importance of swatching before stitching.
Continue on to the most important part of knitting a sweater that fits: understanding gauge. You'll learn how to go beyond simply getting gauge and use it to predict your garment's fit.
Find out how to read and choose the pattern size that's right for you. Amy will help you understand how patterns are sized, where to focus when fitting and what to consider when picking a size.
If your gauge and ideal size aren't matching up, you'll discover tricks for getting it back on track. From creating a different size to re-writing the pattern, Amy will share top troubleshooting techniques.
After you select a size, you'll learn how to compare the pattern measurements to your own and make simple modifications. Start with changes to the sleeves and length before finishing with specialized width changes that will make your sweater fit beautifully.