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Create curved hem corners at the side seams of a sweater. Use Original Pattern drafting to create the curves.
Curved hems can be both functional and decorative. From planning to knitting, let's explore the how and why of knitting curved hems.
Here are 4 methods of replicating shaping changes from one piece to another. Our example uses curved hems. Create curves on the front, then use one of the methods presented to copy the curve to the back. Use Original Pattern Drafting to create any shape you want.
Curved hems, deep and shallow are always popular. Shirt Tail hems at the side seams of sweaters, or curved hems at the front edge of cardigans can be added to any knitting pattern.
Here's a no-math method to create your own designer curved hems.
Add a soft, flattering touch to the hems of your sweaters. Curve the sides with short row shaping.Work the hem finish of your choice, then shape the sides for a designer touch.
NOTE: Short row shaping works best for graceful, shallow curves. For deep curves standard increases work
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Get creative with your knitting! You don't have to use software or someone else's pattern to draft odd shaped pieces. Maybe you want a triangle pillow or a heart shaped patch pocket.
Use the Knit it Now Full Scale knitters graph paper and create any knitted shape you like!