July 15, 2015 Meeting

CustomFit by Amy Herzoz   - Presentation by our own Linda Beauchamp


Amy Herzog: sweater designer noted for books: Knit to Flatter and Knit Wear Love has developed Custom Fit, a web application that will produce bottom-up sweater patterns for women tailored to your body measurements.

Amy’s home website is: http://www.amyherzogdesigns.com/

CustomFit home page is: http://customfit.makewearlove.com/about/

(for those that do not have a computer, there are options in conjunction with LYS to allow you to utilize website)

Basic Steps:

Take your body measurements (instructions/videos on website)
Choose your yarn & needle size and do a swatch and block it 
Measure swatch
Choose a design loaded into CustomFit that will be customized for you
Use sweater Wizard and “build” your own
Mashup – use a pattern not built into the system in conjunction with the “Wizard”

Input all the information into the website to generate a pattern (this is the only cost…$9.95 per pattern…with some other costing options)

If you do not have access to computer:

 Amy has partnered with many local yarn shops to assist you in generating a customized pattern. In Connecticut they are:

Westport Yarns    

           http://www.westportyarns.com/customfit.html

NancyO (Ridgefield)  http://www.shopnancyo.com/index.php/knitting/customfit