Studio Faro

Studio Faro

Marrickville, NSW

Basic Pattern Making for KNITS - Introductory

What to Bring

  • Your enthusiasm!
  • All materials and equipment are provided by studio faro for the workshop. Please feel free to bring your favourite pencil or pattern making equipment.
  • Any knit designs that are favourites or that fascinate you as a designer. There's plenty of time for you to ask questions during the session.

What to Wear

  • Please wear shoes that cover and protect your feet. It's a workshop environment and we're keen to keep your toes safe. :)

Appropriate For

  • Introductory - Suitable for students of all skill levels.

Basic Pattern Making for KNITS - Introductory

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 10:00AM to 4:00 PM

What You Will Learn

  • All about the important features and potential of my Knit Block.
  • How to develop a loose-fit Knit block for fashion patterns.
  • How to add fitting darts and empire lines to develop sports or body conscious styles.

What You Get

  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • A copy of the Studio Faro Knit Block for your own personal use.
  • A detailed workbook with all the information we cover in the workshop and more.
  • At least two patterns using your own styling and design ideas.
  • Knowledge of industry techniques and methods that will boost your confidence in pattern making.
  • A comprehensive materials and suppliers listing featuring Anita's favourite sources.
  • Experience using industry standard pattern making equipment and materials during the workshop at no extra charge.


This introductory level workshop for the development of stretch patterns and is suitable for students & teachers of all skill levels.  It will be run over one, full day session where students will learn to adapt our industry knit block into interesting tee shirt & dress styles with an emphasis on a quality finish.

Training will cover basic stretch pattern making techniques using our in-house Knit Block.  The focus is on basic and fashion knit patterns including block adjustments to suit particular knit fabrics.  Technical detail such as seam allowances, construction techniques and appropriate machinery are covered through each stage of the training.  Participants will produce their own styled stretch patterns.  Pattern Making techniques covered:

  1. Adjust block fit for different knit fabrics.
  2. Add fitting darts to develop sports or body conscious styles.
  3. Develop loose-fit Knit block for fashion patterns.
  4. Cowl Drape pattern making techniques.
  5. Gape darts and sleeveless styles.

The workshop is ideal for beginners and will help to enhance your understanding of stretch patterns and garments.  Workshop materials include detailed handouts of each stage of the workshop, guidelines to best workroom practice, and a glossary of terms related to knitwear.   Samples of a variety of stretch and drape samples are available for students to examine at the studio.  Pattern making materials and equipment are provided for use at the studio during the workshop at no extra charge.

This workshop does not cover the detail of achieving your own personal fit but focusses on pattern making adaptations for stretch patterns to industry standard.  Achieving your own personal fit blocks is covered in Personal Block Development KNITS - Introductory.

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Apr 2017

This is a fantastic class! Pattern drafting taught in exactly the way you hoped for. Great information, that was relevant, accessible, useful for beginners. Anita never made you feel that the task of drafting was beyond a beginners reach and she was incredibly generous with her knowledge. I went home with two basic blocks and printed hand outs with heaps of info. I've already signed up for my next class.

Apr 2017

Recently I attended Anita's "Pattern Making for Knits" workshop and found the experience thoroughly enjoyable. Her generous offering of advice, instruction and valuable expertise has given me so much to think about as an enthusiastic home sewer, passionate about great fitting garments. I would not hesitate to recommend Studio Faro's tuition and I cannot wait to attend my next workshop.