About This Workshop Free Online Workshop | How to Knit a Sweater (That Actually Turns Out the size & Shape You Planned)

If you've knit a sweater but wanted to cry when you realized that the size didn't turn out right after all your hard work, you are NOT alone. And if you’re too frightened to attempt making a sweater because you've heard horror stories from your fellow knitters, well, you're not alone either. The truth is, the way most people approach knitting a sweater, by buying a pattern and the yarn called for, and “following the pattern exactly," does not guarantee that it will fit. Surprising, isn’t it? The problem (besides errors in patterns) is usually gauge and the fact that, no matter how many sizes of needles you try, up, down and sideways, you have only a 30-50% chance of matching the gauge of any given pattern.

Hard to believe, right?

But patterns can’t take into account that different people can have wildly different gauges . . . *even* when they use the exact same yarn and needles. But there IS a better way to approach making a sweater and that's why I created this workshop. In this 15-part video workshop, you will create a child's size one sweater using my simple, coherent, sweater-making approach. It will be your first (and perhaps most significant) step in making sweaters that fit—every time.

This no-cost online workshop includes…
An Easy-to-Follow "Picture Pattern"

An Easy-to-Follow "Picture Pattern"

Most patterns are pages of dense text and often have mistakes in them, which makes it very difficult to navigate or even trust them. In this workshop, I provide you with a “Picture Pattern” for a child's size one sweater that you will fill in with information you get from using YOUR yarn at YOUR gauge. The sweater is simple and small enough for you to complete in a week if you're determined, but has enough variety that you'll learn new skills that you can apply to other patterns.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions

In this series of 15 videos, I walk you through exactly what you need to do in order to knit a sweater that turns out *right.” By that I mean the exact size that was intended. Knowing the proper way to make and measure a gauge swatch and using nothing more than elementary school arithmetic, you can make any sweater turn out the right size. You’ll even learn my “More-or-Less-Right-Formula” that is your key to modifying any pattern.

A Revolutionary Approach to Gauge

A Revolutionary Approach to Gauge

If you ask me, this shouldn't be revolutionary at all. It's simple common sense. But, as I'm sure you've observed, common sense is not all that common.

I've figured out a simple method for using YOUR gauge (not the one specified in the pattern) so that you can *predictably* and *consistently* make sure that the sweater you are knitting comes out the size you intended... Doesn't THAT sound like a great thing to learn??

My Story

My Story

I grew up with knitting as much a part of my world as eating. It’s what we did.

I learned to knit at age seven and landed my first professional gig at fourteen. Although my primary profession was teaching high school English, when my son was little and I wanted to work from home, it made sense to open a knitting school next door. I also worked one day a week at the local yarn shop and became “The Tuesday Troubleshooter” for ten years.

Since then I have spent thousands of hours helping knitters like you unravel their problems, which is how I KNOW that this workshop will help you, too...

The Sweater & Pattern...

The workshop and pattern are free. Together we will knit a child's size 1 sweater using any worsted weight yarn you have in your stash or would like to try out. You will make this sweater using your yarn and favorite needles and you will fill in the pattern using your personal gauge and it will end up the same size and shape as mine! Here's the sweater we're going to make. It requires enough skills to keep you interested and learning, but it's simple and small enough to complete in a week or less depending on how much knitting time you get.

Happy Brunitters

Here's what other people had to say about the approach I teach in this workshop

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It's FREE and will change the way you understand and use patterns *forever*...