There are many shortcuts to knitwear design -- formulas, spreadsheets, charts -- but as an enthusiastic knitter or aspiring designer, one of the quickest shortcuts you can take is using sewing patterns as templates to help with the tricky bits. It's a visual learning method that's easy and fun. We'll learn how to measure ourselves the right way and translate this information to pattern shortcuts for great-fitting knits. No sewing experience required, just an open mind. Bring your tape measure and, if you have one, a sweater or sewing pattern you'd like to translate to knits.
Skill Level: Intermediate Date: Tuesday; 10/18 5:30pm-8:30pm Materials Required: * Tape measure * If you already have one, a sewing pattern you'd like to translate to handknits (patterns such as KWIK SEW 3879, or check out tops/jackets on http://www.burdastyle.com/) * Ruler * Pen/pencil * Note paper * Optional: Yarn & appropriately-sized needles for swatching in class, if you like.