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 160 original patterns and 11 books. It’s been an exciting 22 years. I am also starting a new line of Any Gauge patterns under DebGemmellMods. (OK, I admit there is only one pattern so far but I have 2 more in the works and several more ideas percolating.)
Right Now I’m Teaching:
Ramara Township Community Centre, Ramara, ON: On Wednesday afternoons for 6 weeks starting April 17, 2019, we’re knitting a poncho in the round with stripes using the helical stripes technique.
Purl3, knitting shop in Orillia, ON: Wednesday evenings, to be de iced soon.
Twist Yarn, Midland, ON: On Thursday mornings starting March 21, 2019. For 4 weeks students are knitting a basic side to side triangular shawl with the addition of new stitch patterns and alternate shaping ideas. Take a basic pattern and bend it to your needs.
I’m speaking about Any Gauge Designing at the Hooks and Needles guild meeting in Peterborough, On March 28, 2019.