December 10th, 2015

Ready to knit a sweater that fits?

Share Button

I am so excited to be teaching a Custom Fit Workshop here at WEBS this winter! One of the first projects I did when I started working here a year ago was a Custom Fit sweater. I had always wanted a basic v-neck pullover that fit perfectly and thought that this would be a great way for me to knit one. I had my measurements taken, created my swatch, and logged in to the Custom Fit program to generate my v-neck sweater pattern.

I was struck by two things as I worked my way through the sweater. The first was that the shaping was written in a way I had not encountered before, which I loved, and the second was that, apparently, I like my sweaters a bit longer than I thought I did. It was an extremely valuable learning experience.

One of my favorite things about teaching in my life before WEBS was working closely with students and offering them a very hands-on learning experience, working through various techniques together in smaller groups. In this workshop, students will review Amy Herzog’s basic principles about sizing and fit, and then work through each piece of the Custom Fit sweater to help achieve a garment that truly IS custom made for each individual knitter.

Take a Custom Fit Workshop at WEBS. Learn more on the WEBS Blog at blog.yarn.com

Patterns will be generated using The Custom Fit Program’s basic styles so students will be able to choose their preferred sweater type, as well as neckline and sleeve options. Each sweater pattern will be as unique as its knitter, and students will have the opportunity to learn from each other in a dynamic and interactive setting. In addition, I will review the finishing techniques that will put the polish on every perfect sweater.

I can’t wait to get started working on a new Custom Fit project with a class of like-minded students. Registration is open now, so go ahead and sign up! This sweater could change the way you feel about knitted garments.

Beth Decker
Follow WEBS

Beth Decker

Assistant Store Manager at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
I have loved yarn for as long as I can remember - likely even longer than that! I learned to knit at age 8, knit sporadically during my teens, passionately throughout my college days at Mount Holyoke, slowed down a bit in my twenties and resumed with a vengence at 30. Since then I've been spending my days surrounded by yarn (even owned my own yarn shop before joining the amazing team at WEBS in October, 2014) and can no longer imagine doing anything else. I'm looking forward to spending more time designing and learning to spin my own yarn.
Beth Decker
Follow WEBS

Latest posts by Beth Decker (see all)

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply