Knit to Fit: Customize and Personalize Knitting Patternscomments (2) September 8th, 2008
Knitting up a design to fit your unique size and shape can be a seemingly impossible task. How do you lengthen or shorten the sleeves and torso of a sweater? How do you make it just a bit more generous around certain luscious curves? With a bit of information and planning, you can make a few simple adjustments to the pattern that will yield a made-to order garment.
The free web-only knitting magazine Knitty.com not only offers free patterns but also has detailed information on how to solve your most daunting pattern dilemmas. Columnist Jenna Wilson tackles some of the most difficult pattern adjustment subjects and more. Jenna has carefully worked out the tough issues and presents the solutions in a smart and detailed fashion. Thinking Beyond the Pattern is a comprehensive series of articles that will take you step by step through the process. This is a must-have series for any knitter who is serious about fit. Have fun and knit well!
- Ravellings on the Knitted Sleeve -- Part I
- Ravellings on the Knitted Sleeve Part II - Creating a set-in sleeve for a sleeveless body
- But Will it Fit?
- Ravellings on the Knitted Sleeve Part III - Set-in sleeves by the numbers
- First Amendments: Altering Length in a Knitting Pattern
- First Amendments Continued: Altering Length in a Knitting Pattern
- The Second Dimension: Adjusting Knitting Patterns for Width
- The Second Dimension: More Width Adjustments
Thanks to Sarah Perry-Stout for sharing her great illustration.