Fit to Flatter class

As if I didn’t get enough knitting in with Sock Summit, on Monday I took Amy Herzog’s Fit to Flatter class at Twisted. The class was fantastic. We learned what looks good on us and why. We took measurements and photos(!) and had the opportunity to try on lots of sample sweaters and figure out how we would modify our knitting of them. I highly recommend this class if Amy comes to visit your town, too.

I want to knit these: Lucette (oh, the beads!), Ayana, February Fitted Pullover. All a little shorter than the samples, of course. Can someone order me a few more hours in each day?

It was great to meet Amy; I’ve been following her blog for years. I wish I had a picture, but we ran out of time. Sorry.

One thing that was highlighted in class: zero or negative ease is a knitter’s friend. If you knit a boxy sweater that’s bigger than you are, you’ll look boxy wearing it. Knits are very stretchy. If the garment is smaller than you, it will hug your curves. Knitting shaping into the garment is another way to get around the boxy look. My ruffle tank is a good example of what negative ease can do. It doesn’t have waist shaping, but it is slightly smaller than I am. (This picture is from last year.)

ruffles

I’m currently knitting a second ruffle tank in deep red; it’s coming along swimmingly. I’m knitting it in the round this time, and I’m up to the armhole shaping. I’m looking forward to wearing it. Here it is chillin’ on the hammock.

chillin

What are you knitting? Will it fit?

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6 responses to “Fit to Flatter class

  1. It was such a pleasure to meet you–I’m so glad you enjoyed the class!

  2. I’m working on a Kate Davies pattern called (Get off my) Clouds. It fits great!

  3. Great choices. And the second one is so pretty, remind me of the yummy in-season raspberries :D

    Me, trying to finish the swirl (sooooo close,) two pairs of test knits, tackling on a couple of my own designs…when you find out where to order more hours in a day, PLEASE give me a shout LOL

  4. As you know, fit has been a big issue for me lately. I hope I get the opportunity to take this class at some point. :)

  5. Sounds like a fabulous class! I love the ruffled tank! It will look lovely in pink!

  6. I loooooove negative ease. Sounds like a great class!