Marly addresses the needs of plus-sized garment design in this class, but crocheters of any size will find plenty of useful information here. You'll create your body double in a duct-tape dress form, then learn how to choose the right yarn and stitch pattern for beautiful crocheted garments.
Are you a plus-size knitter? Tired of spending hours of work, and mega yarn bucks, to make sweaters that just don't look good on you? Knitwear designer Marly Bird created Curvy Knits: Plus-Size Knitting just for you. You'll learn how to adjust your patterns to make custom-fit garments, and find the best styles, design features, yarns and stitch patterns to fit and flatter the plus-size woman. Marly's humor and warmth make it fun!
When the weather turns cool, you'll be ready to warm your hands with help from Marly Bird. Her easy-going yet detailed instruction demystifies double-pointed needles and knitting in the round. Try her versatile 5-in-1 pattern to make simple mittens, gloves and fingerless gloves. Or kick it up a notch with other patterns, including lacy cuffs, elegant cables, cozy thrums or faux Fair Isle. As a bonus, learn double-stitching and how to make a lining.