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Fashion Illustration I

Fashion Illustration I

Just finished up the Fashion Illustration I class at Portland Sewing.  Its been decades since I did any figure drawing, but the proportions for figure drawing did  need to be overcome to fit into the fashion mind-set. (It’s mostly in the legs!)...

Discover Color Knits

Wow. Fun to create the video and got to collaborate with my son, Sam. Introducing our new class that will start next month.  Registration will be opening SOON!

How to calculate starting stitch for color chart work

For Scandinavian styles garments, you are often left with figuring out where to start your row, as the number of stitches in the chart do not match the number of stitches in your row.  Also, these patterns are often centered on a single stitch. This is usually marked...

Joining double stranded yarn

When you need to attach a new ball of two-stranded yarn, stagger the joins. About 4 or 5 stitches before you need to actually join the new yarn, let one strand of your working yarn fall and pick up one strand of the new yarn. Work the 4 or 5 stitches thus (with one...

Joining pieces while knitting

You can join your current knitting to previous knitting by working a stitch from the current piece together with a stitch from the edge of the previous piece. This requires that the previous piece either has stitches that were left on holders, or you have picked up...