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Sizing Knitwear Patterns

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Whether your goal is to sell online, get published, or knit a sweater to fit, with Faina's expert grading tips, you'll be on your way to pattern success!

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including printable worksheets and a bonus cardigan pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Faina Goberstein
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Knitwear designer and math professor Faina Goberstein walks you step-by-step through every calculation involved in grading a range of sizes, from the initial gauge swatch through shaping a garment and calculating yardage. You will conquer your pattern-grading fears and finish with a pattern that's ready to knit, and the knowledge and tools to use these skills for years to come.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Faina, learn about the Craftsy platform and get started on sizing basics.
2. Important Beginnings
3. Excel Basics
4. Plan Before You Cast On
5. Waist Shaping
6. Armhole Shaping & Sleeve Options
7. Neckline & Shoulder Shaping
8. Sleeves
9. Estimated Yardage & Wrapping Up

Recommended with this class

  • Knitting pattern to grade
  • Spreadsheet software such as Excel

Taught by

Faina Goberstein
Faina Goberstein
At the heart of Faina Goberstein's love for knitting is a love of learning and teaching. A retired college math professor, she's no stranger to explaining new concepts as clearly as possible. Now, she takes great pleasure in teaching budding knitters new ways to create interesting, textured fabrics they can be proud of, whether at local yarn shop sessions or international events. Faina has designed more than 100 published patterns, is the co-author of the knitter-favorite book The Art of Seamless Knitting and is the author of The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting (September 2015).

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