Handknit Garment Design

with Shirley Paden

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

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Class Rating

(5 reviews)

rated 5 stars

All I Can Say

......Is YEAH SHIRLEY for this class. Now I can understand how to design and use the Custom Fit program by Amy Herzog to help get the sweaters and shirts I really want!

rated 5 stars

In-depth and helpful

I must preface this review with the fact that I have Shirley Paden's book and so I was familiar with many of the concepts in the course. Even then, though, I learned a lot and was able to refine my design work flow. There are loads of helpful tips and tricks, and Ms. Paden goes through every one of the mathematical formula and ratios through the course. I loved it! Thank you, Shirley Paden, for sharing your knowledge with us!

rated 5 stars

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a renowned designer.

Shirley's simple, yet robust techniques, empower designers of all level 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 scarfs. I now know how to shape garments with confidence. I'm very excited and cannot wait to venture into my next project!

rated 5 stars

Handknit Garment Design

I love this class! I have learned so much about designing. It also helps me when a knitting commercial pattern--I can make sure it fits well by using Shirley's techniques.

I learned how to take accurate measurements, and how to make and measure swatches that will work for the design. Next, I've planned out my design, filling in all the measurements plus ease on schematics.

Shirley breaks down all the steps logically so you can start with step one and eventually finish ...

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rated 4 stars


For $49.99 You Get:

  • 12 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Extensive printable class materials to supplement Shirley's lessons 
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Shirley in our virtual classroom
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