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with Shirley Paden
Online Class

Handknit Garment Design

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Don't miss this opportunity to learn knitwear design from an industry expert and sought-after teacher: Shirley Paden! Go beyond commercial patterns and understand how to develop the best knitted fabric for your sweater design. Just as she does in her in-person workshops and bestselling book, Shirley shows you step by step how to use one simple math formula to calculate yardage, shape sleeve caps and armholes, distribute increases and decreases and achieve a perfect fit. Animated diagrams –exclusive to Craftsy –bring Shirley's process to life. Also included: a 26-page downloadable workbook that includes Shirley's worksheets, charts and instructions. If you're ready to start designing, Shirley Paden's patient and precise teaching will help you build a foundation of knitwear design skills. If you're an experienced designer, this class will complete your education.


  • advanced
  • 12 episodes
  • 3h34m

Included in this Class

1. Meet Shirley Paden

1. Meet Shirley Paden

Meet your instructor, renowned knitwear designer Shirley Paden, and learn more about the class.

2. The Design Thought Process

2. The Design Thought Process

Shirley discusses what you should consider in planning your garment, including fiber and stitch types, the importance of swatching and creating a schematic.

3. The Fabric Selection Process

3. The Fabric Selection Process

Your fiber and stitch pattern should reflect your goals for the garment. Shirley shares a variety of examples.