For the past several years,
the over sized, roomy or just plain sloppy garments have been the style.
I don't see us going back to
the fit of the late 50's (although some of the teens seem to have done just
that). Today we nee fit, but enough room to be comfortable.
A more tailored look not only
makes us look a little slimmer, but we seem to stand more erect and hold our
heads a little higher.
I have compiled a few notes of
techniques for tailoring and things to take into consideration when knitting a
garment to give it a more "designer look". Remember, these are guide lines. They
can always be adjusted to fit your style of knitting and your needs.
Includes: Crew Neck Sweater
Worksheet, Yarns, To Kill or Not to Kill, Skirts, Darts (Vertical, How to Make,
Open Vertical, Horizontal, Traditional Bust, Modified Bust, and Open
Horizontal), Hems (Thread Cast on Hem and Stockinette Hem Added Added After
Garment is Knit), Waistbands (Every Other Needle and Every Other Needle on the
Back Side), Shoulder Pads (Short Row Shaping in Reverse and Sleeve Headers),
Facings, Necklines (Cut & Sew, How to Cut & Stitch the Neckline, How to Figure
the Stitches in the Neck Band, Single Thickness Ribbed Band, Double Ribbed Band,
Single Bed Band with Picot Edge, Garter Stitch Band, How to Attach a Commercial
or Cut & Sew Band, and Shaped Necklines), Button Bands (Vertical, Bound, Eyelet,
Ribbed, 1X1 Ribbed, Full Needle Rib Vertical, Latched, Long Stitch, and Garter
Stitch), Cuffs (two types), and Figure Problems (Rounded Shoulders, Large
Bust/Small Shoulders, One Shoulder Lower Than the Other, Large Hips/Small Waist,
Small Seat/Larger Tummy, Sway Back, and Larger Upper Arm).