Sweater Map: Set-in Sleeves
Sweater Map: Set-in Sleeves

Sweater Map: Set-in Sleeves

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When I’m making a sweater for myself, I make myself a visual “map” to show me what to do and when. Body shaping, sleeve shaping, bust darts and more are all on this 1 page image that acts as a guide for making my sweater. In this class, I’ll show you how to make your own basic model, and how to use it alongside other patterns to create sweaters that fit you best.

Time: 10 am-noon Eastern (7-9 am Pacific)

Dates: Saturdays,  June 26, July 10 and July 24

Questions? Email: kim@indigodragonfly.ca

I make a "sweater map" every time I design a new sweater, or knit someone else's pattern. It's become my math phobic way of working out sweater math! Sweater Maps are all about taking your fit skills and applying them to a pattern. We'll look at your actual measurements and create a "body map" for sweater fit. We'll talk about ease, how to determine what degree of ease YOU like best for a particular sweater, and create a visual pattern for you to use as a basis for ALL set-in sleeve sweater patterns.

In the end, you'll have:
* a basic fit map for your body, to compare to pattern schematics
* a basic set-in sleeve pattern designed to fit you, with guidelines about changing sleeve and hem lengths, adding stitch patterns and cable patterns, and changing necklines
* your pattern will also contain bust darts, hip and waist shaping designed for you, as well as a well fitting shoulder, sleeve and armhole


• Fill out the measurement sheet in your handout. It is essential that you have these measurements ready in class.

• Make a personal croquis (fashion illustration model) of yourself at
mybodymodel.com (best),  or choose one of the examples in the handout
Discount code for mybodymodel: INDIGODRAGONFLY (case sensitive)


• Graph paper or dot grid paper (large enough squares for you to count)
• Ruler and tape measure
• Pencil
• Your croquis
• Your measurement sheet, filled out


Cancellation policy: 

  • up to 1 week prior to the workshop:  refund of full amount minus a $20 administration fee. 

  • less than 1 week prior to the workshop: no refunds.

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