February Meeting & Presentation – How to Make a Garment That Fits!

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 1:00 pm

Dublin Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library
75 N. High Street, Dublin, OH
Click here for a map and directions.

Schedule of events:
11:00 – New Weavers Group
12:00 – Social Hour
1:00 – Meeting

New Weavers Group

This is a time to meet with other new weavers and pick the brains of some of our most experienced weavers! All are welcome.

Social Hour

Bring a lunch, catch up with a friend, or get to know a new member!


Let’s talk about sweaters. You love sweaters but struggle to get the exact fit that you want. Or maybe the fit is mostly right and there’s always one thing that’s off. Or maybe you’d love to make a sweater perfect for you (or someone else) but are too intimidated by the thought of changing anything in the pattern to even try. I’m here to help you realize that making garments that fit you is not that hard. In fact, once you know what to look out for anyone can do it.

We will start with a presentation and follow with a workshop. The presentation will cover the basics of what you need to know to get a good fit. We will talk about fabric characteristics, gauge, ease, measurements, sizing charts and more. Understanding these basic points will get you well on your way to making garments that fit you well. The points will be presented mostly in a knitting context but are universal enough that you can apply them to weaving and sewing projects as well.

Click here for more info on Kathryn’s workshop!

From Kathryn’s Ravelry project page: Sweater is handknit and customized to her measurements by Kathryn; pattern is Strokkur by Ysolda Teague; yarn is commercial yarn hand-dyed by Kathryn.
“I’m happy to report this sweater still fits even with a bit of a baby belly!”

One morning in 2004 Kathryn rolled over in bed and thought “I have to knit.” She didn’t know how, so she found a local yarn store, bought Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘n Bitch book, super bulky yarn and size 13 needles. Knitting has been a central part of her life ever since.
This passion for yarn and needles led to Kathryn working at Knitters Mercantile for 4 years. She was also one half of the former design duo of Quirky Bird Knits for 4 years. She discovered a love for teaching at the Merc and has taught at 614 Knit Studio and Yarnbyrds as well. Kathryn has taught a wide range of classes – from intensive beginning knitting to brioche to socks (and much more). Her passion is for sweaters and for adjusting patterns to suit the needs of each person. Kathryn works for county government during the day and is mom to two little girls. She is also a history nerd, a lover of period dramas, a spinner, a dyer, a beginning weaver, an optimistic gardener, and a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga. You can often find her plotting and planning how to get her girls (and sometimes her labrador) into as many hand knit items as possible.

You can find Kathryn’s fiber arts projects on Ravelry.