Learn Gauge and Make It Fit! — May 2024
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Learn Gauge & Make It Fit!
Teacher: Jill Tamminen
When: Thursday, May 9, 6:00–8:00pm
Description: Never make an ill-fitting sweater again! In this class led by Jill Tamminen from Knit Sisu, you will learn the mysteries behind gauge swatching, why it's important, and what to do if the gauge does not match a pattern. Also, in transferring gauge information to a pattern, you’ll learn the skills and techniques necessary to tailor a sweater pattern specifically to your taste and make it fit every time!
You’ll leave this class with a lot of new information and confidence, along with a free copy of the Knit Sisu “Make It Fit Guide” as a bonus. Jill will provide sample gauge swatches for you to practice with, but feel free to bring in your own swatches of different size yarn and needle combinations, and/or any ill-fitting sweaters to examine sizing.
Prerequisites: Participants should be confident in basic knitting skills, including casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.
Homework: Optional: make a swatch beforehand. Using light-colored worsted weight yarn (we suggest Berroco Vintage or Lanas) and size US7 or 8 needles, cast on 30 sts, work in stockinette stitch (*knit one row, purl one row, repeat from *) for 2”. Do not bind off.
Min/max number of participants: 4/8
Materials to bring along:
- Optional: your knitted swatch, still on the needles (see homework, above)
- Optional: bring your own gauge swatches, or a handknit sweater (either finished or still in progress)
Jill Tamminen is the owner and designer of Knit Sisu knitting patterns. She designs for the Everyday Knitter with clear, accessible, unfussy knitting patterns, and always provides support along the way.
Along with being a designer, Jill is a professional knitting instructor. Having worked with individuals and groups of knitters of all skill levels, Jill understands what knitters want (and do not want) out of a project. She has been a published and featured designer for many yarn companies and dyers, has multiple published designs, and has been featured on the K2Tog podcast and on Twisted Stitches.
What is SISU? Sisu is a Finnish word that describes a mindset of quiet strength, determination, courage, humility, resilience, and gratitude. Jill grew up with Sisu, and tries to carry its wisdom into all aspects of her life.
When she's not knitting, you can find Jill on long walks or hikes with her husband, practicing yoga, cooking, reading, or playing with their pup, Sig.
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