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Making a Sweater That Fits

Basic (some experience)

Whether you knit or crochet, the process for getting the right fit in a garment is the same. We will start with a basic pattern and determine the right size to follow by taking personal measurements, making and reading a swatch, and adjusting needles and hooks for a perfect fit.

Homework: If desired, choose one of the patterns from the materials list or choose one of your own. Make a 4”x4” gauge swatch as described in the pattern. Bring your swatch blocked to class.

Class Details

Skill Level
Min. Age Requirement
Ticket Price ($)
Making a Sweater That Fits
Basic (some experience)
Katie Clark
3 hrs

What skills or knowledge do students need to take this workshop?

Knitting, purling, basic increasing and decreasing
Half double crochet, basic increasing and decreasing

What supplies or equipment does the ticket cover?

Instruction and handouts; students bring their own materials

What supplies or equipment should students bring?

Yarn specified for your pattern or smooth light colored worsted weight yarn (#4)
Swatch as described in the homework
Needles or hooks in full sets so you have a variety of sizes to choose from
Basic knitting and crochet supplies: Scissors, Tapestry needle, Measuring Tape, Stitch Markers

Meet Your Instructor

Katie Clark

Katie Clark has been crocheting and knitting for over 35 years. For many years, she taught friends and family and anyone who would sit still long enough how to stitch. It finally occurred to her in 2009 to teach professionally and began offering classes at the Knit Studio in Jackson, Mississippi and the Bill Waller Craft Center in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
She now teaches regionally and writes patterns as Katie Clark Crochet which are available on her website at She is a proud member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi where she serves on the board. She lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband, daughters, dog, three cats, and a ridiculous stash of yarn.

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