Customizing Sweater Patterns Part 2

On Part 2 of this web seminar series, Patty Lyons dives into waist shaping, sleeve alterations, and more to customize knitted sweaters using the "magic formula."
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Customizing Sweater Patterns, Part 2:
Waist Shaping, Magic Formula, and Alterations
web seminar with Patty Lyons

How many times have you thought, ”I’d like that sweater but I wish it had . . . “. In Patty Lyons' two-part webinar series you will learn the simple math to change basic sweater elements.

Using a simple pattern as a base, you will work through a series of the most common sweater pattern changes. In PART 2 of this web seminar, you will continue to make alterations to a base pattern as you learn the building blocks of all sweater alterations: the magic formula. Patty will walk you through how to add waist shaping, change a crew neck to a scoop neck or v neck, change a 3/4 sleeve to a long or short sleeve, and more.

You will explore different versions of the magic formula so you can make simple adjustments to your own sweater, as well as learn the formula designers use when publishing patterns.

With Customizing Sweater Patterns, Part 2 web seminar, you'll learn:

  • How to use body measurements to add waist shaping
  • How to work with the magic formula
  • How to alter sleeve lengths
  • How to change neck shapes
  • And more!

Discover how to make any sweater pattern into your perfect sweater! Who should download this web seminar:

  • Knitter’s who want to learn how to use different stitch in a pattern
  • Knitter’s who can’t get gauge, or would like to use a different gauge
  • Knitter’s who want to learn the basics of pattern alterations
  • Knitter’s who want to learn how to make every pattern their own
  • Knitter’s who want to mix and match different neck, collar, sleeve and body styles with existing patterns

PATTY LYONS ( is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.

Patty teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, STITCHES, and the Knit and Crochet Show and her popular classes can also be found online at Interweave, Annie’s and Craftsy where her “Improve Your Knitting Class” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013! Patty is excited about her newest DVDs with Interweave “Knitting Bag of Tricks” & “Advanced Fixes in Knitting”.

Patty’s designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting magazines, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Universal, Tahki Stacy Charles and Kollage Yarns.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP11733
Product Type Video Download
File Type MP4, PDF
Author/Designer Patty Lyons
Project Sweaters
Customer Reviews (3)
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Patty Lyons is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable about knitting. She loves to teach and wants every knitter to succeed. Knitting is more than two sticks and pieces of string, it is an expression of ourselves. With this class, we will be able to take a pattern and turn it around to fit us, with all our marvelous curves. Anything, in any media and format, by this gem of a lady, is well worth your time, effort, and money. Review by Barbara (Posted on 4/21/2015)
Demystifying Sweater Design
Part II rocks. Now that you understand the schematic, Patty explains how to change a pattern. I don't get row gauge ever, but now I know how to adapt the instructions to meet my gauge. Waist shaping easy, Want a V neck? More magic formulas lead the way. Review by DebbieF (Posted on 4/5/2015)
Content Great Format needs work
Learn how to customize a pattern. Add waist shaping, change the neck, add a collar. All are covered in this webinar. I have to agree with the other reviewer, the format isn't that great. Would prefer a DVD where I can see the person rather than the slides. However, I didn't find it as off-putting as the other reviewer. Review by Debbie (Posted on 4/4/2015)
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