Melissa outside in a cardigan

Meet Your Instructor


Hi, I'm Melissa! I host the knittingthestash podcast and offer lots of tutorials both here and on YouTube. I have been a teacher for over twenty years and I love helping students achieve their goals. I specialize in sweater knitting and modification, but I love knitting ALL the THINGS. What's your next knitting project, milestone, or dream? I'd love to help!

Course Content

This course is designed for knitters who want to begin learning about pattern and garment modification

We'll talk about how to modify sweaters for fit and for fun: changing length and shaping, playing with motifs, adding pockets and button bands. We'll also talk about simple yarn and gauge substitution. But we'll begin with some basic principles that will help you understand why, how, and where to modify your garments for the best results.

Our class includes two free patterns: Albina McLaughlin's Scéal Grá and my own Parks and Rec Pullover. So we have both top-down and bottom-up sweater mods covered.

I hope you'll join me!

If you have a suggestion for a future course, I'd love to hear from you! Please email me at knittingthestash(at)gmail.com


Free Pattern included with course
Free Pattern
Included in the Course!


Free Sweater Pattern Included
Free Pattern
Included in the Course!


Body Measurement Worksheet
Downloadable Worksheets and Transcripts

Example Curriculum

  Course Introduction
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  Lesson 1: An Introduction to Modification
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  Lesson 2: Measuring Yourself, Your Yarn, & Your Gauge
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  Lesson 3: Reading a Pattern for Modification
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  Lesson 4: Modifications for Fit & Size
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  Lesson 5: Modifications for Fun & Ease of Knitting
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Course is OPEN for enrollment!

$39

Beginning Sweater Modification