Knitwear designer and math professor Faina Goberstein walks you step-by-step through every calculation involved in grading a range of sizes, from the initial gauge swatch through shaping a garment and calculating yardage. You will conquer your pattern-grading fears and finish with a pattern that's ready to knit, and the knowledge and tools to use these skills for years to come.
Meet Faina, learn about the Craftsy platform and get started on sizing basics.
Get started with the basics! Learn about measurements and swatching. Make your first gauge swatch and get used to calculating gauge.
Learn how this common spreadsheet program can help you with your calculations. Get set up, copy your calculations and learn how to format your cell.
Planning your knitting can be the difference to making a perfect fit! A little math will make your knitting fit; learn some basic cast-on and sizing calculations.
Get the fit you want through the middle using decreases and calculations of slope.
Get the sleeve look you want with bind-offs and shaping techniques.
Connect those seams and plan your stitches. Learn about shoulders and neckline shaping with so many possibilities!
Calculate those slopes and increases for the right fit in your sleeves.
Figure out what you'll need. Use geometry to make your schematics work and calculate yardage.
"Faina is a wonderful instructor, she's incredibly good at explaining things that I never in a million years would have thought I would understand ... The biggest roadblock for me and getting my designs out of my head has been the math and the why and how behind it all. She explains everything beautifully. I am so happy that I took a chance on this class! Can't wait to get my patterns finished! :)"
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