Let’s Make Nice Things
Isn’t that what we want to do? Yes a drop shoulder pullover can be a nice thing! I am all in for teaching knitters and designers what they need to know, and I think we all want to make nice things!
Jamie made the “let’s make nice things” statement in one of our many (and lengthy) discussions of fit and size. I want to start Let’s Make Nice Things with a drop shoulder pullover to take advantage of the simple shape. After Adapting A Drop Shoulder Pullover we can move to garments with much stickier fit issues.
Let’s Start Simple With A Drop Shoulder Sweater
This is completely size inclusive. I have additional shapes for my sizing tables to try out (Inverted Triangle and Triangle). This is truly for Any Body!
That’s where you come in! You will be knitting a drop shoulder sweater to fit you (or your sweater wearer of choice). Drop Shoulder sweaters need a balance between the ease we want without having a “too dropped” shoulder.
There will be a lot of knitting needed over the 18 weeks scheduled for this project*, making this perfect for sharpening project completion skills by practicing project planning, and taking things as they come.
I will be there to cheerlead, guide, nudge, and hopefully, make this a wonderful knitting and learning experience.
*Download the schedule. This is designed to provide adequate knitting time to accomplish a pullover. It seems like too long, but once you start thinking about it, it makes sense!
Let me Lend a Hand
That’s where I come in. I lead you through the process and help you make decisions that will give you the sweater result you desire. There will be three drop shoulder armhole options to help you get the aesthetics right. There will be a calculator to do all the numbers for you, and we’ll decide on ease based on your shape, and the gauge of yarn you are using.
I have created two new (as yet unavailable elsewhere) sizing charts to help us refine fit for you.
We can add bust darts for you if needed–and we have a calculator to help!
This project will teach you how to take the measurements you need for the best fit.
I can even help you choose yarn if you like!
I heartily recommend using DK, sport, or fingering weight yarn for the best possible results. Yarn bulkier in weight than worsted is not recommended for this experience.
Join Let’s Make Nice Things: Adapt a Drop Shoulder Pullover
How do you make the Adapt Drop Shoulder Pullover your first major project of 2022? Follow my checklist (download here).
- Reserve Your Spot beginning January 5, 2022!
- Find a Friend (to get discount) to join you!
- Mark your calendar for each week’s Adapt a Drop Shoulder Pullover downloads
- Look at Yarn
- Download sketches of Pullover options on January 5
- Get email (only to registered knitters!) with yarn quantities needed on January 11
- Set your yarn budget (buy the best you can afford – don’t overspend)
- Stitch pattern options email on January 18
- Planning your Pullover email on February 1
- Links to photos of garment samples email on February 8
- Weekly downloads via Teachable beginning February 15!