From March 21-23, Ron and I will be packing up ALL the yarn and heading to Shall We Knit in Waterloo Ontario to join Kate for the quarterly tradition we affectionately call Shenanigans. (It always feels like our best plans for the next several months are hatched here, and as such, it is the birthplace of awesome.)
There will be yarn. All day Friday and Saturday (and Sunday, for those taking classes). All that we can pack into Shiny (Yes. We named our car.)
And there will be classes about colour and sweaters and making knits you love to wear.
Spatial Distortion: Exploring Chaos Theory goes through all the steps and techniques in making the Spatial Distortion: Swoop shawl. Choosing colours that sing, how to create short row stripes with clean, sharp edges in garter stitch, which increases and bind offs give you the stretchiest edges. All will be revealed.
The next two classes work together seamlessly. And as such, it’s highly recommended they are taken together.
Creating Your Perfect Sweater Model covers the part of sweater design that’s a little less familiar to most of us. We look at knitwear patterns and styles and often wonder “will that look good on me?” In this class, you will learn how to create a simple croquis, a fashion illustration tool that will help you with just that.
In simplest terms, turn this… into this…
So you can do this.
Using this tool, you’ll be able to try different necklines, sweater lengths, sleeve lengths and even experiment with colour placement and texture to determine what you like best on you.
Creative Design for Custom Fit is about taking stitch and colour patterns you love and incorporating them into basic sweater patterns (like those created with Custom Fit) to make great fitting sweaters you love. Learn where to place stitch/colour patterns to work best with shaping, which stitches work best for all-over placement, how to handle cable patterns and stitch patterns at different gauges, and finally, for the very brave, techniques for chaotic (organic) stitch pattern placement Whether using Custom Fit on your own, or working with a Custom Fit LYS (like Shall We Knit), you’ll be able to confidently add your own unique touches to your next sweater.
In other words, find out the process it took to get these sweaters
We hope to see you there!