Sweaters are often the holy grail of KnitFreedom students. So many of us feel like we'll really be knitters when we make our first sweater. While we don't yet have a class on sweaters, below are some resources we think will help you.

Blog Post: Tips for Knitting Your First Sweater – Lessons Learned from a Sweater Horror Story

blue sweater on a hangerBy Liat Gat – Founder / Sweaters / November 3, 2020 / No Comments

Since at this point in your knitting journey you might be contemplating knitting your first sweater or “real” garment, here’s a little miniseries on the lessons I learned when knitting my first sweater, and tips on how to make your experience much smoother.

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Blog Post: An “Ease-y” Way to Get Your Sweater Just Right

Giant fuzzy blue sweater lots of easeBy Liat Gat – Founder / Sweaters / November 4, 2020 / No Comments

A very important thing to understand about getting your sweater the right size is the concept of ease, which is how loose or tight a sweater is on you. It is a matter of preference.

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Blog Post: Tips for Getting Your Sweater to Fit and Look Good

Choosing The Right Color Of YarnBy Liat Gat – Founder / Sweaters / November 5, 2020 / No Comments

We already discussed ease and choosing the size and shape of sweater that’s right for you. Now, to make sure your sweater actually turns out the size that you planned, your gauge and color must be right on target.

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Blog Post: As Promised: My First Disastrous Sweater

Liat's Fish SweaterBy Liat Gat – Founder / Sweaters / November 6, 2020 / No Comments

My first sweater was an ill-chosen pattern knitted in a bland color. Heavy steeked seams and holes that appeared in the fabric made it worse. Here’s what I learned, and some of my successful sweaters since then.

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Blog Post: How to Successfully Finish a New, Difficult Pattern

baby with glasses reading a bookBy Liat Gat – Founder / Sweaters / November 7, 2020 / No Comments

What’s the best way to make sure you are actually going to be able to knit your sweater or any difficult, new pattern? Preview the pattern, use your online resources, and take it one step at a time.

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