Over the past few weeks, we've been looking at adjusting patterns, and the first step is to work out what you need to adjust and where that adjustment will be made. For those posts, we used a simple stockinette sweater as an example, but what happens when you're knitting something with a stitch pattern?
Welcome back to part two of adjusting length in a knitting pattern! In part one, we chatted about why you would want to adjust the length of the project you are knitting and how to identify the areas you need to adjust. We then went on to look at exactly how to calculate those adjustments to ensure you get the length you are looking for. If you missed that first post, you might want to go and read that first before diving into this one, and you can do that here.
Welcome to our first post where we look at altering patterns to fit your body. Today's post is all about adding or removing length - Why you would want to do it, and more importantly, exactly how you calculate it. When it comes to making pattern adjustments, adding and removing length is probably the most straightforward one to deal with, but it doesn't mean there aren't things to keep in mind.
Hello lovelies! After Claire's awesome blog post on ease a few weeks ago, I (Hanna Lisa) am back here today with a second post that'll hopefully help you to make knitted things that you'll love to wear and keep for a long, long time - today, we'll talk about Gauge! When I first started knitting, I didn't even know a concept like 'gauge' existed. I thought if I just bought the same yarn the pattern called for and the same needle size, I would end up with a sweater (because that was my first project!) that would fit exactly to the measurements of the size I chose. Turns out ‚ that's not the case.
Hello friends, and welcome back to the blog! Today's post is a little different from what I had planned, which was originally titled 'Understanding Fit'. The plan was to take a general look at where you can run into fit issues and some things you can look at to avoid this. It would have overlapped with some of the things we have already talked about in previous blog posts and, while giving an overall view of the topic, wouldn't have got specific about any one area. Initially, I thought that it would still make for an interesting read, but recently I began to rethink this.
Hello friends, and welcome back to the blog! In our last post, we were looking at how to decide which is the right knitting pattern for you, and one of the things that help us to do that is understanding fit, and knowing how you want your knits to fit. Today, we are going to be looking in detail at something that greatly influences fit; Ease.