CustomFit Resources

Not sure how to knit a sweater?  Here are some great resources in case you need a refresher on some of the instructions you’ll find in your CustomFit pattern:

How-to Guides

  • Blocking. Blocking is a critical step to creating a beautifully finished sweater.  It makes seaming easier, and when done correctly, ensures a great fit.  Your CustomFit sweater is constructed differently than most sweater patterns, and you’ll want to block it in a way that preserves the 3-D fabric shaping.  Read this to find out how.
  • Seaming. Seaming refers to “sewing” your garment pieces together.  This isn’t like traditional sewing, however, and there are special seaming stitches used in knitting that create beautiful, invisible seams.  Here’s a great seaming guide, which has all you need to seam your entire garment together.
  • Buttonholes.  We include instructions for eyelet buttonholes, but here are some other methods you might want to choose.
  • Short rows. A technique that creates extra length for only a portion of the width of the fabric, created by knitting and turning your work before reaching the end of the row.  We give specifics on the numbers involved in every pattern. But if you want to know more about how to actually form the short rows? Here’s a step-by-step guide.