make, wear, love: the sweater class

I’ve heard it often from former students:

“It all made so much sense at the time, but now that I’ve got a sweater on the needles I’m not sure: What did you say about this, again?”

It’s one of the most wonderful things about taking a sweater class through a local yarn store. And if you’re near one of our wonderful CustomFit stores, I strongly encourage you to take such a class.

But CustomFit LYS isn’t everywhere. And although teaching is one of my favorite things in the world, I can’t be everywhere either.

This fall, I’m addressing those challenges by trying something new:


Starting next week, I’ll be running a live, online class that will help you make a phenomenal sweater with CustomFit – give you the skills you’ll need to make fantastic future garments, as well.

Through six one-hour group class sessions plus two individual one-on-one sessions, I’ll guide you through your sweater knitting process from measurements to swatching to finishing and beyond. This isn’t a webinar, or a pre-recorded set of lectures. It’s a live, interactive class with me, online. Having multiple live sessions will give us the time and flexibility to help you through your actual sweater knitting in real time. I’ll help you make great choices, answer the questions you have along the way, and see you through to the end.

Each class session will have both a specific topic and time for your questions and discussion. We’ll cover the following topics in addition to your questions:

  • CustomFit itself – what the site can do, what it can’t, and how to use it to get a sweater you love
  • Body measurements and Fit to Flatter principles – learn how to best fit and flatter your own beautiful bod
  • Sweater fabric – matching materials to design, what constitutes a good sweater fabric, and (optionally) how to match fiber to stitch pattern choices
  • Finishing – how to properly finish your sweater pieces for professional results
  • Advanced CustomFit design topics – how to use the custom sweater wizard to design the sweater of your dreams
  • One-on-one instruction – You’ll have two 15-minute personal sessions with Amy as part of your course fee.

There will be two sessions of this class: A Monday evening class that meets weekly at 8pm EST, and a Sunday class that meets roughly bi-weekly, at 12pm EST. The class sessions will be run as group video-teleconferences; the one-on-one sessions will also be run as video calls. Class dates for the Monday session are: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3. Sunday session: 10/5, 10/12, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7.

The cost for the entire class, which includes the class sessions, one-on-one instruction, and a CustomFit pattern, is $125.

You can find out more information on this page, and you can sign up here. (Space is limited and sign-ups will be first-come, first-served. You’ll receive confirmation within 24 hours of sign-up.)

Are you ready for a fantastic fall sweater? I’m really excited about this chance to work with students in a more intimate and ongoing way than my marathon teaching weekends allow. I hope you’ll join me!

7 thoughts on “make, wear, love: the sweater class

  1. Hi Amy:

    This is such a great idea. I hope it is so successful that you repeat. These dates will be during the baseball playoffs/World Series. With a team in the running, I can’t allow myself to have to pick between you and baseball.

    Good luck with the class!

  2. Will this be recorded for participants to review in case we miss a session?

  3. What a fabulous idea! Please offer this again as neither of these sets of days works in my current schedule. Looking forward to it!

  4. This looks like a fabulous course, and very reasonably priced! Obviously, you’re not an NFL fan, looking at those dates! I hope you’ll offer it again in the future.

  5. Wow wow wow – I’m so excited. As one who lives 6000+ miles away, here is finally my chance to take a class more interactive than the wonderful Craftsy class!

    And I’m so thankful you set up one timeslot that is not US nights that can work for us over in the European timezones. I am soooo excited!!!!

    I did sent a comment when I tried to sign up that the times are a bit confusing since i understood the US does not change it clock yet but you listed times in EST – please clarify as I need to confirm I can get out of work on time to be home for the classes (as I work sundays and get home between 11 and 12 US eastern times when with my normal 7 hour offset, which aligns for EDT and EST accordingly exept for the 1 week that we change our clocks before you…)

  6. This looks really neat, but there is a class on Thanksgiving weekend that I know I’ll miss. What arrangements are there for makeups?

  7. I am so excited for the idea of the course, but think I’m not the intended target of this inaugural course, I have made two custom fit patters with small problems that I’m hoping I’m fixing on this one Is there a value to me taking this course, or should I be waiting for what I hope will be an advanced class?

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