Spread Sheets for Designers & Knitters

Using a Rigid Structure to Get More From Your Knitting & Designing

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Jill Wolcott /Jill Wolcott Knits
Jill Wolcott /Jill Wolcott Knits

I am trained as a fashion designer with a focus on garment construction and pattern making. I have focused on knitwear, which provides an opportunity to create both the fabric and shape, since 1993. I spend my days thinking, writing, researching, and designing all things knitwear -- from the perfect cast on to the best way to communicate what I have to share. I want to share what I have learned so you can have the knitting or designing life you want for yourself. I want you to feel the same passion and satisfaction and I endeavor to communicate it all with a sense of humor and fun.

I taught line development and portfolio development classes (among others!) at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising for 16 years, and was an award-winning faculty member. Fit, sizing, and proportion fill my view of garment design so I teach grading, fit and design. I cannot quit designing, so I have a line of knitting patterns and eBooks. I am co-author, and illustrator, of YNotKnit: Step-by-step instructions for Continental knitting and knitting basics. My website is filled with information you can use. www.jillwolcottknits.com


Course Curriculum


  1. Introduction to Spread Sheets for Designers & Knitters
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  2. Outlining Your Project
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  3. Adding Sheets
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  4. Tips & Tricks for Formatting & Printing
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  5. Ease, Where Decisions Are Made
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  6. Generating numbers for pattern writing: Inches and Centimeters
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  7. Fun with Formulas, Stitch Gauge
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  8. The Importance of Knowing & Using Row Gauge
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  9. Fun Calculations to Save Time and Get Answers
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  10. Swatches. What Else They Tell Us
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and will be available for the foreseeable future! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Live Labs only happen when I have more than two people who are ready for them.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access as long as the course is being made available on Teachable, even if it is not publicly available. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy but this is offered at no cost, so I'm not sure how you could be unhappy. If you decide you don't like the course, please feel free to not complete it.
How do I get access to the Live Lab?
If you join the Slack Channel for this course you will find access there.

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