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Category Archives: Fit to Flatter

Fashion Friday: The Easy Win.

Written on August 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm, by

It seems as though sweater weather is just about upon us here in New England. The house is chilly when I wake up in the morning, and the air has that wonderfully crisp, clean quality of fall. It makes me want to pull out my hand knits. For the past… well, forever, I’ve been talking  Continue Reading

FF: Dalriada

Written on August 23, 2013 at 5:00 am, by

Happy Friday! This week, we’re tackling a couple of topics near and dear to many of the women in my classes, through the design I’ve just released: Dalriada. (If you want a copy of Dalriada of your very own, by the way, you can buy it here.) One of the major activities of my classes  Continue Reading

FF: From Scratch

Written on August 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm, by

It’s no secret that I’m passionate about helping women feel stunning in their clothing. I live for that moment when someone comes up to me, clearly loving the way they look. I’m thrilled that so many of you are telling me that Knit to Flatterand the classes (in person and online) and the blog are  Continue Reading

FF: Hem length

Written on August 9, 2013 at 11:57 am, by

This week on Fashion Friday, we tackle a question that came up last week: sweater length. The length of your sweater can make an incredible difference; several of you noticed last week the length difference between Squared and Triangled: Unfortunately, there are no hard-and fast guidelines like there were for sleeves. What’s going on, body-wise,  Continue Reading

FF Case Study: Triangled

Written on August 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm, by

If you want to knit sweaters you love to wear, you must accept this: Nobody, not even the designer, should blindly knit the pattern as written. Truly. Nobody is truly Miss “Average” in every way, and everybody benefits from a little thought (and perhaps some tweaking) to the original pattern. When considering a pattern, think  Continue Reading

FF: Choosing the right size

Written on July 26, 2013 at 11:35 am, by

Sweater knitting and suit shopping have something in common: If a sweater doesn’t fit your shoulders, it will never ever look good. But sweater patterns are sized by the bust, not the shoulders. So how do you ensure a proper fit? The answer begins with understanding why sweaters are sized by the bust. It actually  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday, Pattern Release: Nantasket

Written on July 19, 2013 at 11:53 am, by

It feels appropriate to end this week with a more hopeful, onward-looking message than I began it. So for this Fashion Friday, I’m offering up a new pattern: Nantasket. (Models and photo credit both go to a combination of Jackie and myself. Pattern: Nantasket. For the impatient? Go ahead and buy now for US$7.) Nantasket  Continue Reading

FF: Why you (probably) don’t need short rows

Written on July 12, 2013 at 11:57 am, by

(I realized that I hadn’t set an end time to the little contest I’m running. All comments entered before 9am on Sunday, July 14, will be considered and the winning yarn chosen then.) Hi, all! This week on Fashion Friday, we’re talking about the bust line. And why the chances are good that you don’t  Continue Reading

FF: Why Bottom-Up

Written on July 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm, by

I hope that everyone who celebrates had a fabulous 4th of July. (I sure did!) For this Fashion Friday, I wanted to talk a little bit about why the first release of CustomFit. I’ve gotten a few comments already about top-down raglans and whether CustomFit will produce them: I knit top-down raglans. Will CustomFit work  Continue Reading

FF: A perfect fit

Written on June 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm, by

Knit to Flatteris all about steering you through the process of creating sweaters you love to wear. I recommend starting by choosing a size to fit your shoulders, and then modifying the rest of the sweater. There are several reasons for this, all aimed at making life easier for the knitter: If the sweater doesn’t  Continue Reading