List of Classes: Ann Gervasio
Note: All classes will be taught in lecture format using DesignaKnit 7.
Discover how to create the perfect shape for you. Topics covered will include: entering personal measurements, adjusting ease, and tips on achieving a good fit; altering the basic style elements including shoulder slope, neckline depth, sleeve length, set-in, puffed, gathered or raglan sleeves; designing dresses, jumpers, skirts.
*This class has been updated to include the use of Custom Size tables in our quest for a perfect fit.
*This class is best taken teamed with class 1.
Unfortunately, there is no utility in DesignaKnit to allow us to scan garment shapes into the program as we can stitch patterns. Learn how to utilize new features of DesignaKnit 7 to enter pattern/schematic information into DesignaKnit so that your garment can be altered in Original Shape.
Explore the stitch designer tools to create your own wonderfully complex patterns with a few clicks of the mouse and make sure that theyre knitable. Included are fairisle float control and DBJ yarn ordering. Circles and squares arent as passť as you might think.
Learn to create intricate lace designs on screen using Soft Byte Ltds Lace Tool add on for DesignaKnit 7. Check to see that your lace designs are knitable and then send them to the knitting machine appropriately separated for your knitting machine type. This class will also include designing lace combined with other techniques in the same garment and in the same row.
The graphics tablet, while not mandatory,
is a wonderful addition to your knitwear design tools. Let me share with you the basic
setup and use of the graphics tablet in DesignaKnit and some of its creative
uses. This is a class especially for knitters who are new to the graphics
tablet. Come explore.
So, youve seen all the great things that DesignaKnit can do
the unlimited garment shape, creating elaborate colorful stitch patterns, knowing
that your designs are knitable and that the stitch design matches across key seams.
what do you do with all those BROTHER/KNITKING formatted
disks in your collection???
Learn how to take proper measurements for a classic fitting pair of pants. Armed with these measurements learn how to develop a pants .shp file in Original Shape that takes into consideration your individual body contours. Also covered will be construction details and tips to make the most professional pair of pants youve ever knitted!
*Prerequisite: Students should already be familiar with the Original Shape section design tools.
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