One of our favorite things about going to shows and festivals is giving folks a chance to try on our samples. We have found that getting a chance to try a garment on can totally change your mind about what to knit.
We all have ideas about what kinds of garments flatter our figures, making the most of the aspects that we want to show off, and hiding those pesky areas that we are not so eager to highlight. And knitwear is usually no exception. We gravitate towards patterns that look like what we like; sometimes knitting the same sweater pattern in various colors because we know “it works”.
But occasionally it can be worthwhile to try on something new and change your mind just a bit about what to knit. New styles and designers may all of a sudden hold fresh interest. For example, Maureen found a series of videos last month that has changed her mind about working with Norah Gaughan patterns.
The What to Knit video series features various models of differing body types trying on a variety of sweaters in various sizes to find shapes and ease that work best for them. These videos also show the sweaters styled with different outfits from more formal to casual so that you can more easily imagine the true versatility of a sweater beyond the few photos that are provided in a pattern.
It’s almost as good as trying the sweaters on yourself.
We’d like to invite you to the Spinnery to check out our generous collection of samples. Virtually every pattern that the Spinnery has published is represented in our shop, and they are all available for you to try on. You could bring a few outfits and make a morning or afternoon of it.
Getting a chance to experience these pieces in person is valuable. Getting a chance to try them on, check sizing, and see how they flatter you, is priceless.