KN05 Customizing Sweater Patterns with Patty Lyons
Wednesday, May 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Shed #2 at Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
How many times have you thought, “I’d like that sweater but I wish it had . . .”. Learn the simple math to change basic sweater elements. Using a simple pattern as a base, we will work through changing a crew neck to a V neck, changing the sleeve length, adding waist shaping and more. Learn how working a sweater in a different gauge can be to your advantage. Make every sweater pattern your own! Proficiency Level: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Solid knowledge of math of gauge required. Basic sweater pattern knowledge is helpful. Bring to Class: Calculator, pencil, and paper.
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: $1.
Patty Lyons (www.pattylyons.com) is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty teaches nationally at guilds, shops & knitting shows around the country, such as Vogue Knitting Live and STITCHES. Her popular classes can also be found on DVD and online at Interweave, Annie’s and Craftsy where her “Improve Your Knitting Class” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013! Patty’s designs and knitting skills articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitters Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style and Creative Knitting magazines.