Calling all Knit & Crochet Designers!
Are you frustrated using trial and error in your design process? Do you make the same item several times to get the sizing right? Have you been sticking to one-size-fits-all items to avoid pattern grading? Are you ready to branch out and design in multiple sizes?
Learn how to design for multiple sizes in this two-hour virtual workshop!
What is Sizing or Grading?
Sizing is a term that is often used by less experienced designers to mean “grading”. Grading is the process of taking a design and making it into multiple sizes. It doesn’t have to be a trial and error process!
What You’ll Learn
In this two-hour course, you’ll be introduced to a number of concepts. You’ll learn about:
See how certain body measurements are the key to fit, and how to find these measurements for your target audience.
Slopers & Ease
Develop your own slopers (you’ll learn what they are) and add ease to design in multiple sizes at once.
Design Resources & Further Education
After this introductory class, you’ll be ready to learn even more about knit and crochet garment design, such as using spreadsheets to save time and energy. I’ll share resources and suggestions for your next steps in design based on your specific questions and needs.
Who is this class for?
Any knitter or crocheter who wants to learn more about design, especially garment design.
Sizing Basics involves a small amount of math, but is more about the process of determining sizing than about doing the calculations. You should be proficient with the basics of measuring gauge and calculating stitch counts. If you are not comfortable with these skills, take Math for Knitters or Math for Crocheters prior to class if possible.
If you are currently designing using a trial-and-error method, the tips you’ll learn in Sizing Basics will save you hours, time, and money.
- Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
- Class will be taught live on the Zoom platform
- Requirements: Access to a computer and a strong internet connection. Instructions for joining class will be available upon registration.
- No refunds; a credit will be issued if the class minimum of 4 students is not met