TAILORING 1.0 with Kate Oates

$ 150.00

Join us at Spincycle Yarns & Supply Co. in welcoming Kate Oates for TAILORING 1.0 !

Sunday, December 4th, 1-5pm

112 Grand Ave. Ste. 105

Bellingham, WA 98225

First up, a note from the spinsters: 

"Y'all, this class is a big, BIG deal! As you might have noticed, modifying your knits to fit YOUR body and YOUR style can absolutely transform your knit game. You can fumble through trial and error and eventually figure it out yourself, OR you can take this class. We recommend this class! xoxo, Kate and Rachel"

About the Class:

Learn how to customize sweater designs for a better fit. This course walks knitters through schematics and a little necessary math to make adjustments in patterns for a tailor-made project.

Included are several math worksheets for adjusting stitches or rows in a particular section of a sweater.

We conclude by going through some finishing tips to maximize profit in your knitvestment! Kate has created a fabulously detailed workbook for this course, which will keep your fingers free for knitting and give you a permanent record of everything you have learned.

Required Skills

-cast on

-knitting in the round

-basic increasing & decreasing

-an open mind about some easy math and a little bit of patience with yourself 

Required Materials

-Tailoring Workbook (supplied by Kate, included in class fee)

-Yarn and appropriately sized circular or double pointed needles at worsted gauge or heavier; this yarn should either be scrap yarn or yarn for a project you are ready to get started on and want to determine proper gauge for. You will not be able to reuse this yarn after we swatch with it so plan appropriately and make sure you have enough extra yardage.

-Basic calculator (or your smart phone), pencil, scrap paper

-Knitters tools like scissors, darning needle, measuring tape




Kate Oates is a knitting pattern designer and author of several books: grown, knits for boys and knitting clothes kids love. Under her own name, she creates a line of modern and stylish knits for adults. Her other line, tot toppers, features whimsically wearable garments and accessories for babies and children. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has four of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications and yarn companies. In her non-knitting life, Kate holds a PhD in political science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina.


This class is only offered in-person at our Bellingham brick & mortar. Spots are limited, so sign up now!

Find Kate's other classes here

We know that some folks will want to travel from out of town for both of these workshops. We are more than happy to assist if you need recommendations for lodging or would like to be paired up with another student in a hotel or Airbnb, or if you need help with finding restaurants that work for various dietary needs! Feel free to email us with questions. We love our little town and we know it forwards and backwards!