Body measurements are the most important prerequisite for well-fitting sweaters, tops and cardigans – whether you want to follow a pattern or designs something from scratch. But how does this work? In this class I’ll show you which body measurements are relevant, how to measure them and how they are related to key measurements of a knitted garment. You’ll be taking each other’s measurements in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. Afterwards we will have time to apply our individual numbers to a specific pattern or design idea. I’ll present examples of basic constructions and will show you helpful tricks for an ideal fit.
I will provide worksheets, and participants will receive a PDF file with a helpful summary and further tips and tricks after the class.
The focus in this class is on the actual thorough measuring. If you are fairly familiar with your body measurements already and are more interested in an in-depth discussion of garment design, the class on Saturday afternoon might be more appropriate for you.
Please bring a measuring tape, a few yards of leftover yarn (preferably sock wool), and a pencil. If direct physical contact with strangers is uncomfortable for you, please consider taking part together with a good friend so that you can measure each other.
You are also welcome to bring a design idea, a pattern or a work in progress or finished project which your are unhappy with, so that we can work with that. (Not obligatory, though.)
The working language of the class is German, but I can help and explain in English, too. The worksheets can be provided in German, English or French. The summary can be sent in German or English.