Knit Design - Grading
The hardest part for a budding designer is not coming up with ideas or even knitting the prototype. Itʼs translating that one size into a whole multitude of them. Where do all those numbers come from? How do you know what to base the sizing on? This class tackles those questions.
Teacher: Georgie Hallam
Description: Together we will walk through the process of grading a raglan cardigan for a range of sizes. We will look at what measurements to base your sizing on, where to find them and why to use them. We will look at the important of ease in a garment and how to make sure you have the right amount in each section of your garment. You will be introduced to a number of formulas and approaches that can make the sizing and grading process easier.
Having successfully graded the cardigan, we will then look at how different stitch patterns are dealt with when it comes to designing and grading a pattern.
Materials: You will need to bring 100g of dk/8ply weight yarn and 4mm needles OR size required to achieve 22 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches.
Takeaway: An understanding of the grading process.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Participants need to be confident knitters and have a desire to design or customise their own garments.
Workshop Length: Half day