Fitting Handknit Garments
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Knitting your own garments means you get to control the fit — learn how to adapt patterns based on your own measurements.
Learn sweater-fitting basics to make your next knit look and feel fantastic.
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Knit sweaters that fit your body and your taste perfectly! Learn to personalize fit and fashion with expert guidance from designer Amy Herzog.
Amy Herzog
Amy Herzog
Learn sweater-fitting basics to make your next knit look and feel fantastic.
Amy Herzog
Amy Herzog
Knitwear designer Stefanie Japel teaches you how to knit a sweater with adjustments to the bust, waist and hips to perfectly fit any body type.
Stefanie Japel
Stefanie Japel
Positive ease: Sounds like a meditation app, but it's more like a top contender for Best Knitting Term Ever. If you knit, you'll need a solid grasp of positive ease if you want to nail the right fit for your garments. Once you knit up a piece, there's usually no going back (unless you rip it out, of course) so it definitely pays to know all about how fit works before you even get started.
Ashley Little
When I first started knitting sweaters, I ended up with several disappointing results. My sweaters were all super baggy, and they just hung off me. Because the fit wasn't great, I didn't wear them.
Ashley Little
Shop Supplies
  • Make your mark with clover bamboo marking pins! Perfect for thick, knitted fabrics, these 2.75” marking pins are a simple solution for making things stable and easy to work with. Plus, you can rest easy knowing you chose a sustainable alternative to traditional pins.
  • Have a block party! Clover Fork Blocking Pins make it easy to securely pin your projects, so you can get the finish you want. With forty in each pack, you’ll have no shortage of pins at your disposal.
  • You could pay more and buy your accessories one by one, or you could buy this set and save! The Clover Knit Mate Knitting Accessory Set has all the sidekicks you need for your needles!
  • Keeping your project together isn’t always easy — unless you have Clover Wonder Clips! The perfect pin-free solution for storing or constructing projects, these 1” x ⅜” clips keep pieces stable, so you can keep your attention where it belongs. Handy tools for a variety of tasks, Wonder Clips are available in 10-, 50- and 100-count sets.
  • Life happens — sometimes stitching can't. Don't risk losing your work! Instead, save your stitches for later with Clover Double Ended Stitch Holders. Transfer your stitches safely and securely onto your holder from your double point needles by removing either end cap, and marvel at the practicality.
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