Charting Garment Pieces On Demand Web Seminar

Its all in the details! Join JC Briar on this knitting webinar and learn how to tackle touch knitting instructions by creating charts to make your knitting easier to understand and more enjoyable.
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Charting Garment Pieces knitting webinar with JC Briar

Many knitters dread finding the phrases “at the same time,” “reverse all shaping,” and “continue in pattern” in their pattern instructions—and with good reason.

“At the same time” entails simultaneously juggling two sets of instructions, such as for armhole shaping and V-neck shaping.

“Reverse all shaping” usually means having to figure out how to make a cardigan’s right front from instructions for its left front.

“Continue in pattern” gets tricky when stitches are lost to armhole or neck shaping, or added with sleeve shaping, and what’s the best way of maintaining a stitch pattern when the number of stitches keeps changing?

The answer to all these conundrums is to chart out the instructions for your garment pieces.

Precisely plan the shaping of each piece as you draw the outline of its chart—this lets you concentrate on each set of instructions in turn, and lets you see how to flip one piece to create its mirror image.

Then fill in that outline with patterning—this lets you adjust the patterning to suit the changing stitch count, before you ever have to pick up yarn and needles.

Step by step, JC Briar guides you through the process of charting your garments in this knitting webinar, showing how a good chart really is a picture of knitted fabric. Her numerous examples illustrate how to turn shaping instructions into the shape of a chart, interpreting and fine-tuning ambiguous instructions as necessary. And she’ll teach you options for tweaking stitch patterns, from omitting partial motifs to rejiggering the yarn over/decrease pairs in lace.

With this knitting webinar, you'll:

  • Discover the tools you can use for charting, some of which you already have.
  • See what simple, straightforward steps turn garment instructions into chart outlines.
  • Fine-tune shaping instructions with selvedges, paired increases, and paired decreases.
  • Plan each bit of shaping before knitting anything, so the knitting goes as smoothly as possible.
  • Tailor your lace, cables, and other stitch patterns to fit gracefully into the available space.
  • And more!

If you're a knitter looking to tackle more complex garment patterns, prefer clear and unambiguous instructions, appreciate advanced planning in your knitwear, and want to enjoy knitting without having to concentrate on too many things at once, this webinar is perfect for you! 

Join JC Briar on this knitting webinar all about charting your knitted pieces!

A self-confessed “technique freak” and “skill junkie,” JC dabbles in all kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting and novel construction techniques. If it involves lace, cables, or seamless construction, it's sure to catch her eye. She shares her enthusiasm by teaching at shops and fiber festivals, and through her book Charts Made Simple. Her latest venture is, a website for viewing and creating grid-free charts of unparalleled fluidity, authenticity, and beauty.

Additional Info
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SKU EP8220
Product Type Video Download
File Type MP4
Author/Designer JC Briar
Customer Reviews (5)
Scared of charts
I have always stayed away from graphs and charts and opted for written instructions until I got this CD set. It made it so clear. Thanks Review by Sylvia Lynn (Posted on 9/10/2015)
Perfect for Visualizing Pieces & Accuracy
Perfect for using to envision written instructions clearly. So many patterns require simultaneous shaping at neck/side edges, etc. & it's hard to track for accuracy. A question that has me stumped on a sweater I'm making was answered in this seminar & I'm thrilled to be able to finally continue my project. I've been anxious to find a technical 'nitch' in knitting & this answers my need. I want an outline to see the logic behind directions and this gave me exactly that. Perfect for my interests and need. I can easily see using these techniques to design your own patterns as well. Briar is an expert worth learning from. 100% pleased. Review by Barbara (Posted on 8/18/2015)
Worth the time and the money.
I've used the lessons learnt from this webinar to chart a fair isle pattern that I've been having tremendous trouble with. The instructor speaks clearly and to the point. You don't need special software - I used Excel to do my charting - but you can use regular graph paper and pencil. Review by Yarnwarrior (Posted on 12/28/2013)
Logically presented steps for charting
Charting was explained in detail with solutions for unusual situations. Review by Sara (Posted on 12/4/2013)
Well presented, and well received. I would highly recommend it. Review by Carolyn (Posted on 12/3/2013)
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