Introduction to Knitting for Oversized Garments
Learn how to make an oversized sweater with its own unique color composition using the stick knitting technique with circular needles
Imagine being able to weave your feelings into something tangible. That’s the daily experience of Joice Cabrera, textile designer and founder of the brand Siempre Oveja. For her, each stitch is an opportunity to understand her inner world a little better while also telling a story with her oversized garments.
In this course, she teaches you to make oversized sweaters with traditional knitting techniques using needles. Explore your emotions and translate them into shapes, colors, and patterns with wide, loose sleeves.
Joice Cabrera starts by talking a little bit about herself and her journey to founding Siempre Oveja. She also shares where she finds inspiration in her surroundings and how she interacts with it by observing the different textures and patterns.
Discover how to channel your emotions while creating your final project before going through all the materials and searching for references. Next, go over a few of the most important stitches and do a sketch to define your oversized design.
Now the moment you’ve been waiting for, it’s time to knit your sweater! Using your measurements, create the back and the front before moving on to the sleeves. Then assemble all the pieces and finish off the neckline.
To round out the course, learn the importance of blocking your piece to set the final size and even out the stitches and discover exactly how it’s done. Joice gives you some final tips for avoiding pilling and keeping your piece looking newer for longer.