If you want to be taken seriously as a clothing designer, you need to both show and tell. Whether your goal is to go to fashion school, start your own business or audition for the next season of Project Runway, you won’t get far without a killer portfolio.
Julia Garza
If you find that some patterns are a tad too snug in the sleeves, don’t blame your arms — they’re just fine! The problem is the pattern. Commercial patterns are designed to fit average proportions. And not everyone is average, or wants to be. Fortunately, reworking the upper arm of a pattern to fit your dimensions is a quick and easy fix.
Beth Galvin
Let's be honest: knitting from patterns is awesome. There are so many amazing designs out there, that you could knit from patterns for the rest of your life and never get bored. But, equally awesome, is pushing yourself to create your own designs. If this sort of experimentation is your jam, hats are a great place to start.
Ashley Little
You love browsing, buying and using patterns. But making patterns — isn't that a job for the pros? Actually, there is one kind of pattern than any home sewer can, and definitely should, make. It’s called a sloper. And, no, it has nothing to do with ski wear.
Let's talk about princess seams: They're elegant, glam and totally classic —oh hi, Grace Kelly — and they're an easy way to add a serious dose of style. All you need to do to bring some princess-seam action to your garment is to start with a basic pattern, convert a few darts, and boom! You've just created your own chic, form-fitting design.
Linda Reynolds
Meet Kyle Kunnecke. In his class, you'll learn all the techniques you need to create your own colorwork motifs and use them to knit a beautiful, unique cowl.
How do you choose which motif to use? What is the best way to keep inspiring photos and magazine cut-outs organized? In this lesson, Kyle helps you take your first steps toward creating your own cowl design.
Your colorwork design is ready to go! Now learn basic color theory principles that will help you choose the best yarn for your cowl project.
Review Kyle's techniques and tricks for successful stranded knitting on a smaller swatch before beginning the cowl project.
Writing your own cowl pattern is easier than you think. Use Kyle's Cowl Recipe Worksheet to turn your colorwork motif into a finished cowl pattern. Take your time and fill in each section to get a great result.
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