Me in my CustomFit cardigan knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in cast iron.
CustomFit is a new sweater knitting program that allows us to create a sweater pattern just for you – using your measurements and your knitting gauge. Erika, Kathy, and I have already knit CustomFit sweaters for ourselves and we’re thrilled with the results. And we’re excited for you to have the same fantastic sweater knitting experience!
Kathy in her CustomFit pullover knit with Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn in toast.
How many times have you accepted clothing not fitting properly because “your arms are too long”, “your shoulders are narrow”, or you’re just “too small” or “too big” in some way. CustomFit’s approach is that it’s not your body or your knitting that’s wrong – it’s garments that are based on the “average” woman, not me and not you.
Erika in her CustomFit Cardigan knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
Here’s how CustomFit works. You choose your yarn and knit your swatch. We calculate your gauge, we take your measurements, you choose the type of sweater you want to knit, and we create your pattern.
I know that having your measurements taken may not be your favorite part of the process, but it’s the most important step in getting a good fit. Kathy, Erika, and I are here to make it as easy as possible. We all have our insecurities, and I promise there are no judgments here!
If you’d like to take your measurements yourself, that’s ok too! We’ll give you a list of the information we need and some tips for doing it.
There are 3 ways you can knit your own CustomFit sweater this season.
CUSTOMFIT SWEATER CLASS
$72 for three 2-hour sessions, includes pattern
Preparation is key for a successful sweater. In this class, we’ll take your measurements, discuss yarn selection and swatching, help you measure your gauge, and choose your sweater design elements. Once your pattern is complete, we’ll review the patterns and answer any questions before you cast on.
You can use any weight yarn with CustomFit. If this is your first sweater, we recommend worsted weight yarn.
Supplies: You’ll select your yarn during the first class and begin swatching. Please bring several sizes of needles that will work with the yarn weight you think you’ll choose.
CUSTOMFIT SWEATER CONSULTATION
$35, for one 1-hour session, includes pattern
Come to your sweater consultation with a completed swatch. We’ll calculate your gauge, take your measurements, and help you choose your sweater design elements.
Come in to get the directions for your swatch and your yarn. We’ll take your measurements or we’ll give you a list of what we need for you to take home. Bring back your completed swatch and measurements, if you took them yourself. We’ll help you choose your sweater design and prepare your custom pattern.
ALWAYS GET THE HELP YOU NEED
Whether you take the Sweater Class, Consultation, or purchase a CustomFit Pattern, we’ll help you through your project. Stop in when you have questions about the pattern and the finishing.
We also offering finishing. You knit the pieces and let us assemble your sweater for you!
However you go about it, we encourage you to try CustomFit this season!