10:00 am – Noon
A Geometric Approach to Adapting Sweater Patterns
Instructor: Lars Rains
We will discuss basic sweater constructions (seamless yoke, raglan, piecework) and look at various schematics in order to understand the role geometry plays in producing these garments. Recalculating slopes and curves is a way to adapt an existing pattern in order to come up with a sweater that will fit perfectly. Short rows and darts will also be introduced as a means to extend knitted fabrics both horizontally and vertically.
This is a design class, so math will be involved.
Equipment Required: A pattern (preferably with a schematic) that you would like to adapt.
Worsted weight yarn
16″ US 6-8 (4.00 mm-5.00 mm) circular needles.
Level: Moderate to Advanced