Knitters and crocheters typically spend days (or months, or even years) working on a single garment. Whether we give away the sweater or keep it for ourselves, the finished object should fit its intended recipient, and it should make the wearer feel beautiful/handsome. This doesn’t always happen, however. If you’ve ever struggled with sizing or […]

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Crocheters and knitters love to tinker as they make sweaters. Pull up any pattern page on Ravelry and you can see a long list of design mods. Switching seamed to seamless, adding waist shaping, morphing a cardigan into a pullover—we go way beyond adjusting sleeve length. Truly committed sweater engineers especially love turning construction methods […]

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Focus on Fit: Plan Your Own Top-Down Raglan

Many yarn-lovers enjoy creating top-down raglan garments, because these sweaters flatter so many body types and offer so many design options. Fortunately, knit and crochet designer Lily Chin has joined us again to explain the process —you too can design a top-down raglan following her system. Read on even if you don’t intend to take […]

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Focus on Fit: Sweater Silhouettes

We’ve been warming up this series about fit for several weeks now, and at last we can start fitting! Laura has walked you through the basics in recent posts on taking measurements and understanding project schematics. Now it’s time to choose or modify a sweater pattern so that it flatters your body type.This week, I’ll explore […]

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