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Handknit Garment Design

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Handknit Garment Design
Shirley Paden, author of Knitwear Design Workshop, brings her concepts to Craftsy! Learn her comprehensive yet simple process for beautiful fabric and knitwear.

Learn how to design knitwear from the master … Shirley Paden! Author of Knitwear Design Workshop, the go-to reference book for knit garment designers, Shirley brings her comprehensive yet simple design process to Craftsy, including a 26-page downloadable workbook and animated video diagrams. Shirley shows you step-by-step how to use one simple math formula to calculate yardage, shape sleeve caps and armholes, distribute increases and decreases and achieve a perfect fit. Don't miss this opportunity to learn handknit garment design from an industry expert.

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Lesson plan

5:26

Lesson 1. Meet Shirley Paden

  • Meet your instructor, renowned knitwear designer Shirley Paden, and learn more about the class.

11:17

Lesson 2. The Design Thought Process

11:23

Lesson 3. The Fabric Selection Process

17:05

Lesson 4. Taking Measurements

23:11

Lesson 5. Starting Your Pattern

23:18

Lesson 6. Interspersing Increases

17:39

Lesson 7. Interspersing Decreases

27:08

Lesson 8. Upper Body Shaping

11:38

Lesson 9. Vertical Shaping: Sleeves

13:12

Lesson 10. Vertical Shaping: Body

15:52

Lesson 11. Vertical Shaping: V-Necks

36:31

Lesson 12. Alternate Sleeve & Sleeve Cap

"Shirley's simple yet robust techniques empower designers of all levels to create custom fit garments. I really enjoyed and appreciated Shirley's systematic approach to the planning process. I am a new knitter and the class has given me the skills I need to knit a cardigan without following a commercial pattern. I didn't know how to get past knitting accessories, like scarves. I now know how to shape garments with confidence. I'm very excited and cannot wait to venture into my next project!"
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