Catch us next in Seattle, Washington, USA from Aug. 3-11, 2024. Kim will be teaching classes at Seattle Yarn and Flock, and indigodragonfly will be vending at the Flock Fiber Festival! Click here for all the details!

Fit Genius Resources

New resources for Fit Genius students are found here!

Original Fit Genius Handout 

Pattern Standards

Understanding Ease

Fibre and Fabric

Good Fit

Worksheets (Knitting):

Sweater Modifications Workbook (includes worksheets for A-line and Hourglass Sweaters)

Hourglass Back

Hourglass Front

A-line Back

A-line Front

Bust Darts (Vertical and Horizontal)

Set-in Sleeve Modifications 

Articles/Tutorials (Sewing):

Fit to Pattern worksheet

Petite/Tall Fitting 

Helen's Closet has excellent tutorials on everything from hacking her patterns to how to do a Full or Small Bust Adjustment

Into the Folds has tutorials directly related to fit. Her newsletter brings a new tutorial to my inbox every Sunday morning!


The Act of Sewing (Sonya Phillip): Basic garments and fit guidance

Women in Clothes (essays and interviews)

Handsome: Man Sweaters for Every Body (Ravelry link to ebook)

Fit for Real People (Pati Palmer, Marta Alto) - well loved book about fit using real world, real bodies as models. This focuses on the "tissue fit" method of fitting.

The Palmer Pletsch Compete Guide to Fitting (Pati Palmer, Marta Alto) - an updated approach to the techniques in Fit for Real People. I own this, and love that it gives me options for fit techniques.

Pattern Fitting with Confidence (Nancy Zieman) - This book outlines the "pivot and slide" method of fitting.

Fabric/Yarn Sources:

Blackbird Fabrics (Vancouver BC)- a great selection of woven and knit fabrics. Many of the fabric samples I had in class came from here. I especially love their cotton jersey, Japanese cotton twill, boiled wool, jacquard cotton and range of denims. (I might have a problem)

Thread Count Fabrics (Manitoba) - the BEST selection of jersey prints I've found anywhere.

Fancy Tiger Crafts (Denver CO) - a great range of fabric AND yarn

Stone Mountain and Daughter (Berkley CA) - super exciting range of fabrics including fun jerseys, Japanese linen and canvas fabrics and...well, go look! 

A Verb For Keeping Warm (Oakland CA) - beautiful fabrics and yarns, some dyed in-house.

Seattle Yarn (Seattle WA) and Yarns Untangled (Toronto ON) are my two favourite yarn shops that aren't me! They both carry a range of indie dyed yarns and carefully curated commercial yarns, all of the best quality. The owners are both amazing humans who are keeping their bricks and mortar shops alive during the pandemic. Both run regular virtual trunk shows that bring in artisans we rarely see elsewhere!