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Sweater Surgery

with Carol Feller
Sweater Surgery
Give your ill-fitting hand-knit garments a little TLC and a new life with help from acclaimed knitwear designer Carol Feller.
Learn to fix your knits with knitwear designer Carol Feller. Whatever fit malady you’re facing — too long, too short, too wide or too narrow — Carol has the prescription in her latest Craftsy class. Gain the confidence to cut into your sweaters with the knowledge that you can easily pick up the stitches and seamlessly fix the original problem. Learn how to adjust seams and add shaping with your sewing machine and how to steek your sweater to create a fabulous cardigan that can be finished numerous ways.
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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. The Value of Sweater Surgery

  • Get started, meet your instructor and learn about the goals of this class.


Lesson 2. Modifying Sleeves

  • Start with a simple problem: sleeves. Learn how to change sleeve length and separate your sweater from the sleeves.


Lesson 3. Lengthening the Body

  • Learn how to modify the body of your sweater. Watch Carol deconstruct a baby sweater to get used to sweater surgery.


Lesson 4. Modifying the Sweater Shape

  • Get the fit that's right for you! Learn about waist shaping and modifying a sweater size by viewing ill-fitting examples.


Lesson 5. How to Steek

  • Learn how to steek and cut your knitting. Watch as Carol steeks a baby sweater before you try it on your own.


Lesson 6. Adding Edgings

  • Learn about edging and finishing. Get to know I-cord edging and whipstitching the edges of your sweater for a clean, polished look.


Lesson 7. Adding Pockets

  • Add pockets to your sweater! Learn how to knit the pocket and fit it to your garment.


Lesson 8. Provisional Cast-Ons

  • Enter the world of provisional cast-ons. Learn how to keep your options open with a cast-on that stays live as you knit.


Lesson 9. From Seamed to Seamless

  • Seamlessly transition your sweater into something new. Learn how to change sleeves to a raglan sleeve and how to modify from any direction.

"I am one of those that had to tackle a too long sleeve, I did one wrong (OMG don't even go there on how long it took) and one right (completed in an hour)....what a difference! I thought it couldn't happen again? Then I finished a sweater and the neckband was way too big, After learning these techniques, I didn't hesitate to get out the scissors and make it fit! This is confidence building as well as skill building for knitters. Perfect timing Carol, you are right out front again on what knitters really need to take our knitting to the next level. Bravo!"
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