Welcome to Deb Gemmell Mods: Knitting Modifications for sizing and creativity. Do you sometimes have trouble getting your knitting projects to work out? Me, too. You are not alone.
I am a knitter, designer and teacher who, with all that experience, still cannot count on getting gauge with the recommended needle on the ball band. In fact, with sweater yarn, almost never. I am also shorter than the average bear so have been adapting patterns for length for several decades. I am no longer the small person I was when younger so now I adapt for wider hips, bigger bust and general roundness.
I hope all the information I have gathered by knitting for myself and teaching others, will help you become a knitter who can make the necessary modifications for your projects to fit your unique figure.
I also invite you to be more creative and adapt patterns to make them uniquely your own.
Short Bio: I am co-owner of Cabin Fever, where my sister Lyn and I have been designing and publishing original patterns, 160 so far, and 11 books. It’s been an exciting 23 years.
I am also starting a new line of Any Gauge patterns under DebGemmellMods. I now have a hat and 3 raglan pullover patterns, 2 shawls and a mitten pattern which can be knit with any yarn you love. Stash dive and see what you can find. Several more ideas are percolating.
Right Now I’m Teaching:
Ramara Township Community Centre, Ramara, ON: On Wednesday afternoons for 8 weeks starting January, 2020, we’re knitting a garter stitch sweater, block by block, for a little person or for ourselves.
Twist Yarn, Midland, ON: On Thursday mornings starting again in January, 2020 we are going to work the block by block garter stitch cardigan for kids. More classes to come in the spring.
I’m available to talk to your group about Any Gauge Knitting. Imagine diving into your stash and casting on. Stashbusting rocks!!