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Made to Measure Workshop with Jeane deCoster

"I am a little bit weird because I'd rather knit an XXXL sweater than a pair of socks or a scarf! I also like wearing what I knit, so I finally broke down and started knitting swatches and altering my patterns to fit. But I really, really get the whole 'I just want to knit' and 'I hate math' thing. After all, math is not fun for everybody, and knitting should always be fun. My new Made-to-Measure pattern series now makes it possible for anybody to knit (and wear) a sweater that fits. Combined with my Elemental Affects Cormo yarn we are using in this class, you'll not only end up with a swater that fits, but also learn why 'yarn matters.'

"Partnering with 3 Kittens is always fun for me, and our Made-to-Measure/Elemental Affects Cormo weekend will be great fun for everyone who attends! Join us to learn you best style choices (Friday night's 'What Not to Knit'), and then we'll apply what we learned about personal style to choosing your best MTM pattern, select style options, take measurements, and get started knitting your next 'sweater that fits!' While we knit together, we'll also be spending time on each technique introduced in the pattern - including practicing seams on swatches." ~ Jeane

Students must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off. This class is designed for everybody from Adventurous Beginner to Advanced!

Required materials: 

  • Pattern - Made to Measure by Jeane deCoster pattern - provided at class
  • Yarn (purchased separately at 3 Kittens) - Elemental Affects Cormo Sport or Cormo Worsted - 4-7 skeins depending on bust measurements and desired length of finished sweater
  • Needles - US 5/3.75mm (for Cormo Sport) or US8/5.0mm (for Cormo Worstedor size to obtain desired fabric
Fee: $200
Includes admission to What Not to Knit: Who's Afraid of a Little Sweater on Friday, Dec 7, from 5:30-7pm (no need to register separately) , pattern, lunches both days, and 3 free Made to Measure Studios in December and January

Knit 1-3 swatches (40 sts x 40 rows) in stockinette. Bind off, but do not block. (You do NOT need to match the swatch to anything! Knit multiple swatches if you'd like to see how the fabric changes with different needle sizes. The pattern will automatically adjust to YOUR comfortable gauge.)

On the day of class:
• Bring your yarn & other supplies; your swatches (see above); a favorite sweater AND a hated sweater from your closet.
• Wear a tank top or other fitted garment you are comfortable wearing in semi-public for measurements.

About Jeane deCoster - Jeane is a former fashion model turned yarn developer and wholesaler. Her company, Elemental Affects, specializes in natural fibers including breed specific wools.

Cancellation Policy - Student cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the first session to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are subject to 3 Kittens' normal return policy. 



Requirements: Students should know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Knowing how to fix minor mistakes and how to read a pattern are bonuses.
Instructor: Jeane
Instructor Bio: Jeane deCoster of Elemental Affects

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.