A knitter who spends the time and energy to make their own clothes should be rewarded with results that make them happy and proud. It should fit, it should flatter, and there should be no mystery as to how this happened. But sadly, and all too often, this is not the result. Why? Because the knitter chooses the wrong pattern OR chooses the right pattern but follows the directions without questioning them OR makes the garment but wears it with the wrong thing.
There are a few simple rules to follow for successful knitting: start with styles that flatter, knit with appropriate decisions for a personalized fit, then wear it with something that makes it look wonderful. This workshop has a lot of hands-on work that looks at these decisions and puts the power for successful results into your competent hands. YAY!
Workshop length: 3 hours
It is essential that this exercise be completed. You will be disappointed if you don’t do this! And please read carefully, including the note.
- Dress in something close fitting -we need to see your real silhouette. You may wear only lingerie, or you may add a bodysuit, a leotard, or tights. But do wear supportive lingerie.
- Standing straight, with arms slightly away from your side and feet together, have someone take a straight-on, full body (head-to-toe) photo of you. Have the photo fill the screen as much as possible.
- Print to photo onto plain paper (enlarge it to 8-10ins tall)
- Trace your outline only with a heavy black pen, we don’t need your photo anymore, only your outline. Bring the outline to class.
NOTE: Common homework and supplies errors are the following: arms too far from sides, feet not together, head not included, paper too heavy or too light (tracing paper doesn’t work), photo brought instead of just silhouette, silhouette not outlined or not outlined heavily enough.
Materials to Bring to Class:
- A couple of pages in at least 2 colours of light-weight (20lb or lighter but NOT tracing paper), light-coloured paper (that you can trace your outline through).
- scissors, measuring tape, eraser.
- Outline created as Homework