FAQs

How much does this workshop cost?

For you . . . nothing, nada, zip, outside of the cost of your internet connection. When I teach it in person students pay $115 to $130 per day and that includes the price of the hard bound book.

Do I have to buy a copy of Sweater 101 to take this class?

No. I will give you the written and visual material to succeed with this project without owning Sweater 101.

Why are you doing this?

1) After teaching workshops across the country in 2010 I found there still is a need for this information . . . a simple, empowering, global approach to making sweaters that fit. Many knitters are afraid to tackle sweaters and/or have been disappointed, and even embarrassed by, the sweaters they have knit. There’s no need for this. It’s not nuclear physics. Anyone can learn the skills to make sweaters they’ll be proud of.

2) To get rid of my remaining hard-bound books (just under 2000). I don’t want to schlep 26+ pound boxes any more and my very local warehouse space will disappear soon. I can always rent a storage space 6 miles away but I’m ready to be out of the physical book business. I figure when people see how easy and sensible it is to make a sweater using this approach, they’ll probably want the book. If not, that’s OK with me.

3) I belong to a long tradition of passing on the crafts that make a home and a family. Grandma and Ma invested many hours teaching me skills to create beauty, comfort and pragmatic security in my life. It’s my turn to pass on those skills.

What if I don’t want to make a size 1 sweater?¬†What if I want you to guide me through making a different size and/or style sweater?

Sweater 101 has all the measurements you need to make this sweater in 30 sizes as well as sweaters in different styles. If you want something entirely different, I offer knitting consulting services via Skype. My rate is $60 per hour, one hour minimum for the first consultation, payable in advance through PayPal.

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