Thursday, November 2, Afternoon Tailoring 1.0 Class with Kate Oates

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This class will be Thursday, November 2 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.  at the Fiber Frolic Retreat!



Learn how to customize sweater designs for a better fit.  This course walks knitters through schematics and a little necessary math to make adjustments in patterns for a flattering and tailor-made project.  Included are several math worksheets for adjusting stitches or rows in a particular section of a sweater.  We conclude by going through some finishing tips to maximize profit in your knitvestment!  Kate has created a fabulously detailed workbook for this course which will keep your fingers free for knitting and give you something to take home with everything you have learned.

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginners.

Class time: 4 hours

Class size: maximum 15


Required Skills:  

-Cast On

-Knitting in the round 

- Basic increasing and decreasing

-An open mind about some easy math and a little bit of patience with yourself


Required Materials

-Tailoring workbook (Supplied by Kate, per student cost is $10)

-yarn and appropriately sized circular or double pointed needles at worsted gauge or heavier.  This yarn should either be scrap yarn or yarn for a project you are ready to get started on and want to determine proper gauge for.  You will not be able to re-use this yarn after we swatch with it, so plan accordingly and make sure you have enough extra yardage.

-Basic calculator(or your smartphone) pencil, and scrap paper

-knitters tools like scissors, darning needle, measuring tape


Classes are for retreat attendees only. Thank you.