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.
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.)
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.
What are you knitting? Will it fit?