Online Class

Wear What You Knit: Perfect Sweater Fit & Style

$40.00

Make sure all your sweaters fit perfectly and flatter your body type! Choose great patterns and make them truly yours by adjusting the shape, features and sizing.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Sally Melville
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Achieve the best size and style for you with sweaters that are knit to fit perfectly! Join seasoned instructor and fit expert Sally Melville as she teaches you to customize your sweater fit using precise tweaks to your patterns. During class, you'll discover how different shapes and features look on different body types and how to use that knowledge to pick the right pattern for you. Want to substitute in one of your favorite yarns for your project? You'll find out how to regauge a pattern so that you still achieve the right size for you. And for a tighter or looser garment, Sally will teach you about the concepts of pattern size and ease. Plus, you'll learn to take the best possible measurements and adjust your pattern according to those measurements — you can plug in the styles you love, too!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Yarn, Stitch Pattern & Gauge
21:23
Meet knitwear designer Sally Melville and start learning how the texture, drape and patterning of knitted fabric can affect how a garment looks on you. When choosing a pattern and yarn, you'll also want to check your gauge for the best fit. If you need to recalculate, Sally can help!
2. Choosing a Flattering Style
26:48
3. Understanding Size & Ease
14:53
4. Measuring for an Ideal Fit
24:46
5. Adjusting a Pattern to Fit Perfectly
25:13
6. What to Wear: With Paper Dolls
21:43

Taught by

Sally Melville
Sally Melville
In more than 50 years of knitting and 35 years of teaching, Sally Melville has taken hundreds of finished garments off her needles and taught hundreds of different classes. Today, she is the author of seven knitting books including Sally Melville Styles, The Knitting Experience series and Knitting Pattern Essentials. Her gift for making knitting simple, useful and fun has long made Sally a beloved instructor. Sally is dedicated to helping knitters make pieces they'll be proud to show the world!

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