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Sizing Knitwear Patterns

Knitwear designer and math professor Faina Goberstein walks you step-by-step through every calculation involved in grading a range of sizes, from the initial gauge swatch through shaping a garment and calculating yardage. You will conquer your pattern-grading fears and finish with a pattern that's ready to knit, and the knowledge and tools to use these skills for years to come.

Cost: $50 Per Course

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If you design custom knitting patterns, but dread calculating slopes and sizing, this is the class for you. Knitwear designer and math professor Faina Goberstein walks you step-by-step through every calculation involved in grading a range of sizes, from the initial gauge swatch through shaping every element of a knitted garment and calculating yardage. You will conquer your pattern grading fears and finish with a pattern that's ready to knit, and the knowledge and tools to use these skills for years to come.Faina's Gita cardigan pattern, designed exclusively for Craftsy, is included with the class. Using Gita as an example, Faina sets up a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and shows you how to harness its powerful features to do all the math. She'll be right by your side ready to answer questions on the Craftsy platform if you get stuck! Use the 30-second video repeat to replay segments you don't understand, take video notes to mark the tricky parts and chat with Faina and your fellow knitters along the way.For professionals and aspiring knitwear designers, this is the perfect companion Craftsy class to Edie Eckman's How To Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters. Whether your goal is to sell patterns online, place your designs in knitting books and magazines, or adapt a sweater pattern to fit, with Faina's expert sizing and grading instruction, you'll be on your way to pattern success. Sign up for Sizing Knitwear Patterns today!What You'll Learn: Sizing standards, measuring a gauge swatch, and stitch pattern considerations How to build time-saving spreadsheets to plan your design and do the math for you Step-by-step calculations to grade a range of sizes from petite to plus Time-tested ways to determine slopes for perfect shaping through the waist, sleeves and neckline How to estimate yarn yardage for each size Dozens of tips and tricks from an experienced pattern designerWhat You'll Make:Bonus pattern included free with your class: Faina's exclusive Gita cardigan, a classic button-front, V-neck sweater with inset sleeves and waist shaping, sized from 33.5" (85 cm) to 62.5" (159 cm) bust. Please note: You won't learn how to knit this sweater in class.

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  • Level of Difficulty: Advanced
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Faina Goberstein
  • Cost: $50 Per Course
  • Institution: Craftsy

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