Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Some Info on KnitWare
I have had a couple of emails from people that have tried the KnitWare program because of my recommendation & are less than satisfied with it. I have been using the program for several years & am very happy with it. One thing I want to stress is that you must measure yourself & compare the measurements with the size data in the program. If I knit myself a sweater using the standard sizes, the sleeves are too short. If I knit a pair of children's pants using standard sizes, the legs are too long. You must measure. Have a friend come over, or get your husband(if he's willing) to help you measure yourself & input those measurements into the program under 'custom sizes' for a good fitting garment.
Also, you must make a swatch & launder it the same way you will the garment that you are making. Accurate measurements of the swatch are very important. If you don't measure your swatch correctly, your garment will not fit. The best way to measure is with a gauge ruler made for knitting. If you don't have one, use a regular ruler. I don't have time right now, but will get into swatch making in a later post.
I have been really busy today knitting up orders, but did manage to get the back & the hood of the bunting knitted up & sewn together. I know it doesn't look like much yet. I just need to make the bands now. I am volunteering again tomorrow so probably won't get this finished up for a couple of days.