Iâ€™ve been hinting over the last few months about my newest class but now thatâ€™s itâ€™s live I can finally tell you all about it – welcome to Sweater Surgery.
It all started last year with a knit along sweater that was worked from the bottom up. Several knitters finished the sweater and were happy with it except for the length of the sleeves. This can be a problem when working from the bottom up, as you canâ€™t make a final judgement call on sleeve length until you are finished! I talking them through the process of shortening the sleeve but I really wished that I could show them on video properly. The process is not difficult but it is daunting the first time!
This got me thinking, so many knitters after spending weeks on a garment are unhappy with it. Some might rip it out, others give it away and others just leave it in the back of the closet. I know because I knit a few beauties myself starting out! Over the years I picked up a few tricks along the way to correct problems as I went. Plus there were several more techniques that I really wanted to experiment with. The idea for a class that takes disasters and creates wearable sweaters out of them is something I havenâ€™t seen before but itâ€™s a class Iâ€™d have loved to see when I began knitting! Plus you get the added bonus of using everything youâ€™ve learned in future projects.
If you have a sweater that you only want to make a few minor adjustments to youâ€™ll find the help you need here. But if you have a complete disaster you can also give the class a go and really go crazy with your experimenting!
The basic areas weâ€™ll be covering in the class are:
Sleeves â€“ adjusting the length and the width
Body â€“ again adjusting the length and the width/shaping
Steeking a sweater to turn it into a cardigan
Changing the edging of a garment
Planning future projects, provisional cast ons and changing patterns.
As you can see there are a lot of different areas covered in this class but the core of the class is interaction, both with me and other students. Analysing the problem is really important. Perhaps you think the sleeve is too long but it is actually possible that the shoulder is the part thatâ€™s too wide so itâ€™s allowing the sleeve to slip down. You can post photos of the issues and weâ€™ll all help you to figure out the best way to tackle the garment. Please join me to help make this class fun and productive!
To sign up with a 25% discount off the class price click here.