Garment Patterns for Knit Patterns ?
Those of you that have a lot of experience in making sweaters or other garments, perhaps you can elaborate on the following. I am a seamtress and have made ladies and girls garments and suits for years. The seamtress in me is telling me that I can use simple paper pattern pieces as guides or patterns for sweaters too. IE. I don't have written instructions for a certain sweater pattern, but using what knowledge I have of sweater construction I could knit the sweater pieces, increasing and decreasing where needed in order for the knitted piece to conform to the shape of the paper garment pattern. Then seam the knitted garment together. I'm aware that there might be some modifications needed here and there, but this can be done this way, can't it? Seeing schematics (?SP) for different patterns is what got me to thinking on this line.
Thanks for any help anyone can give.
Sandra from SC