STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight only Laura Bryant
Get inspired to integrate life experiences into your knitting. Embrace the world. Allow a holistic approach to spur you onward.

We invite you to travel with Laura Bryant as she shares highlights from a lifetime of knitting, crocheting, sewing, and weaving. Follow a road that begins in tradition, evolves into fine textile art, then blossoms into hand-dyed yarn and color expertise. Her journey spans four decades and ranges far and wide across media, pushing boundaries at every step. She’ll share the inspirations, sources, and thought processes that stamp a unique signature on her artwork, colorways, and designs.

Then, join us for lunch teachers a la Carte stye.
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon Laura Bryant
Get inspired to integrate life experiences into your knitting. Embrace the world. Allow a holistic approach to spur you onward.

We invite you to travel with Laura Bryant as she shares highlights from a lifetime of knitting, crocheting, sewing, and weaving. Follow a road that begins in tradition, evolves into fine textile art, then blossoms into hand-dyed yarn and color expertise. Her journey spans four decades and ranges far and wide across media, pushing boundaries at every step. She’ll share the inspirations, sources, and thought processes that stamp a unique signature on her artwork, colorways, and designs.

Then, join us for lunch teachers a la Carte stye.
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     SOLD OUT
No skills required Opening Day Luncheon  
Teachers a la Carte
Food & fun: enjoy table-side speed dating with the teachers of STITCHES.

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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
594-3 Intermediate Intuitive Chart Reading—Lace Cookie Apichairuk
Learn how to read lace charts intuitively. We'll talk about lace and lace chart symbols then practice working from sample charts. Learn to see the connection between charts and the resulting knitting, how to read your knitting to determine where you are within a chart, various types of chart symbols (including Japanese), and how to read lace charts without a key. We'll also talk about the mysterious 'no-stitch' symbol and why it's used, how to handle stitch patterns with changing stitch counts, and how to deal with 'bad' charts.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
503-3 Easy Cast-on Cornucopia J C Briar
Dozens of cast-on techniques exist: 1-strand or 2-strand; loose and flowing or elastic and springy; invisible or decorative. Review your options in this class, try variations on old favorites, and discover entirely new options. Best of all, gain the familiarity you need to choose just the right cast-on for your next project.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
102-3 No skills required Intro to Color Laura Bryant
Color brings life and excitement to our knitting, yet many feel uncertain about how to approach color. The human eye is capable of discerning over three million distinct colors, yet most of us have untrained eyes. Learn about color from an artist's perspective and begin a journey of enhanced perception. Laura presents color effects in tangible visual terms that illustrate why color combinations work or don't work. While a basic understanding of the color wheel is useful, this class will not present wheel based formulas such as many have heard of. A new way of sorting color and seeing relationships becomes the basis for exploring color through knitting. You will achieve a deeper understanding of color and perception, and Laura promises you will never look at color in the same way again. You will leave understanding Laura's favorite axiom: You don't get WOW by doing the expected!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
339-3 Advanced Short Row Bust Darts Lily Chin
Take a look at how darts can improve the fit of your knits, even if you're not buxom. Learn how to translate this shaping technique from sewing terms to knitting. Learn how to place it correctly—how much to add and where-and how to do it in a patterned stitch.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
749-3 No skills required Embed and Embellish: Felt, Stone, and Bead Jewelry Sharon Costello
Create stunning cuff-style bracelets that combine the contrasting qualities of soft wool felt with the hard shine of glass, stone, and metal. Learn the art of traditional wet felt making (no knitting) and a range of techniques for surface embellishment. Create 'settings' for treasured objects without stitching or glue. Add 3-D effects, surface embellishment, and attractive closures. Materials fee: $10
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
560-3 Intermediate Knit Fix Cindy Craig
Let's face it. We all have a favorite garment or socks that we have just about worn out but can't bear to part with, don't throw it out, let's salvage it for a few more seasons! We will work on repairing holes that result from different problems. We will practice in stockinette stitch and ribbing. This class will increase your understanding of how knit and purl stitches are created and how they relate to each other when mixed in a row.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
539-3 Intermediate Art of Knitting Backwards Candace Eisner Strick
Learn to knit and purl backward and how to apply this technique to an applied edging. It is great not to have to turn your work at the end of those 6-stitch rows!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
801-3 Easy Beyond Beginner Crochet Drew Emborsky
Drew shares all his professional tips and tricks to get your crochet looking its very best. Students will leave class knowing how to get perfectly straight edges, change colors, create nearly invisible increases and decreases, as well as several other skills, time permitting.
Note: Should be able to work a ch, sc, and dc.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
576-3 Intermediate Fun and Fancy Scandinavian Cast-ons Laura Farson
A sampler of decorative cast-ons including variations on long-tail and German-twisted cast-on, traditional twine-knit cast-ons with multiple strands, casting on with colors to make braids, and a textured cast-on using knit and purl rounds. Also covered are yarn management for color work and center-pull ball winding. Note: Must know long-tail cast-on.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
206-3 Easy Superb Seams Margaret Fisher
Seaming is one of the most important finishing steps for a knit garment. In this class, you will master all the seaming techniques used to assemble a sweater, and understand how to make seams look flat and smooth. Learn how to sew invisible side seams on stockinette, reverse stockinette and ribbing. Find out how selvage stitches make seaming easy, even on the most complex pattern stitches. Practice joining shoulders and attaching sleeves. Discover how to make your garments look seamless.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
603-3 Easy Slip It Jean Frost
We all agree there are 2 stitches in the knit world—knit and purl. We also know we can make our knitting patterns more interesting by simple maneuvers such as k2tog, yo, and slip 1. Learn to make beautiful and interesting fabrics with a combination of basic stitch patterns and yarn colors.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
569-3 Intermediate Knitting Brioche...and Loving It Antje Gillingham
If you look up the definition of BRIOCHE, the online dictionaries will tell you that it is a French yeast bread with a sweet flavor and light textureit's probably not the explanation you were hunting for to describe the origins of this wonderfully soft and stretchy form of ribbed knitting! In most cases, Brioche is worked in one or two color combinations and combines slipped stitches with the traditional knit/purl rib; some of you may know it as "Purl YO and stitch tog." Sounds easy enough, right? The knitting begins after you understand the pattern phrasing. Are you ready to try? Let's venture into this cozy layered texture together and explore the Brioche Stitch inside and out. Tips, tricks and practice will make it a great addition to your technical library!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
449-3 Easy Jogless Fibonacci Stripes Susanna Hansson
Your swatch for this class becomes a cute baby hatstriped to perfection! We will cover how to add rhythm to stripes including using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers and practice the four steps necessary for creating perfect 'jogless' stripes every time you knit in the round.
Note: You are expected to know how to knit in the round.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
515-3 Intermediate Bead Knitting Sampler Betsy Hershberg
Expand your horizons by joining the ranks of happy knitters who have learned how to enhance their knitting with beads of all kinds. As you learn nine different methods to include beads in stockinette fabric, you'll create a wonderful sampler that coordinates with written instructions to provide the perfect take-home reference guide. We'll use large beads and worsted-weight yarn, so no worries about eye strain or managing tiny beads. This is the class in which to begin your adventures in bead knitting!
Materials fee: $2 (assorted beads).
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
387-3 Intermediate Sock Opus Michelle Hunter
Want to take your sock knitting to the next level? Knit a one-of-a-kind striped masterpiece with your leftover sock yarn! Class will cover all the skills needed to design and knit your own tights, knee socks or calf socks using fingering-weight remnants. Learn easy shaping tips, weaving techniques, stripe know-how and delightful color play. Create a perfect fit using toe-up construction. Bring extra sock remnants to class to swap with fellow students for added fun.
Note: Previous toe-up sock experience required.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
756-3 No skills required Introduction to Rigid Heddle Looms Deborah Jarchow
Have you wondered which rigid heddle loom might be best for you? In class, you will be able to try out various brands of looms to see how they work. Take turns weaving on pre-warped looms and complete two or more mug rugs while experimenting with the looms. If you are thinking about learning rigid heddle weaving, this class is the perfect opportunity to see what it is all about. If you have already tried rigid heddle weaving, do not miss this chance to see how the different looms work.
Note: Schacht, Glimakra, and Ashford looms provided for class use.
Materials Fee: $5
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
208-3 Intermediate The Perfect Edge Galina Khmeleva
Orenburg lace is most often recognized by its exquisitely detailed scalloped border teeth. Explore the knitting techniques that give you a 'perfect edge.' Learn how to turn ordinary table, bed and bath linens, curtains, or even favorite clothing items into luxurious collectibles with the addition of the simple, sophisticated, Orenburg lace border. Materials fee: $3 for yarn.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
647-3 Easy Stripe It Rich Melissa Leapman
Want to play with color? In this hands-on workshop, explore several interesting multicolor stitch patterns that are based on simple stripes. Using just one color per row, you'll create tuck stitches, drop stitches, and more. The techniques are easy, but the results are dramatic!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
391-3 Intermediate The Right Fit Anne Kuo Lukito
Is your bust, hips, or tummy larger or smaller than the standard sizes offered in the pattern? Do you have monkey arms? Are you long-waisted? Short-waisted? Learn how to select a pattern that best suits your body type and discover some basic modification tricks and tips to fit your body and your particular concerns.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
819-3 Easy Tempting Tunisian: An Introduction to Tunisian Crochet Ginger Luters
Tunisian crochet is often described as a combination of knitting and crochet. While this technique usually produces a dense, rigid fabric, by using a large crochet hook and several stitch variations a soft, drapey fabric suitable for scarves, shawls, and other garments can be created. Note: Must be able to work chain stitch and single crochet.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
584-3 Easy Tackle Box for Tackling Lace Brooke Nico
Learn all about the essential tools to make your lace knitting easier and more fun. We'll discuss the various types of yarns and fibers for lace, and which fibers are best suited to which lace stitches. We'll look in depth at blocking, including a demonstration of blocking a shawl, and how to use your blocking wires and pins. We'll also discuss stitch markers, tools to keep you on track with your knitting, as well as some great home-made hints and tricks that I use all the time!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
583-3 Easy The Confident Knitter Kellie Nuss
Confidence in using patterns, fixing mistakes, and reading your knitting are all fundamental to feeling calm and in control when you knit. In this class we will become more familiar with the language of knitting patterns and the skills involved in reading them. We will also learn and practice the fundamentals of fixing mistakes and learn to identify both the problems and the remedies. Come prepared to work a sample from a pattern, mess it up and learn to make it right.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
370-3 Intermediate Get Published Shannon Okey
Have you always wanted to write a book? Now's your chance! Whether you want to submit your work to large publishers or do it yourself, Shannon has the insider knowledge to help you succeed! She reveals the processes behind:
building a successful book proposal
brainstorming a book: discovering what you have to offer the market
publishing it yourself for greater profit and control
finding a printer, an appropriate print solution or going digital and many other topics of interest to creative people of all kinds.
Extensive Q&A period during class to cover all your bases!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
531-3 Easy Preventing and Fixing Mistakes Sarah Peasley
Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of a stitch, then apply what you've learned to correct a variety of common mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split stitches, and holes. Learn to safely rip back a stitch, a row, or an acre of knitting without losing your cool.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
618-3 Advanced Fiendishly Difficult Stitches Merike Saarniit
Yes, these are stitches for the adventurous knitter! Explore unusual stitch manipulations that create exotic fabrics. We'll look at what can designate a stitch as 'difficult' and find ways to understand and create those stitches efficiently.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
538-3 Easy Switch to Continental Style Knitting Leslye Solomon
It doesn't matter how old you were when you learned to knit or if you are left or right handed, Leslye has a proven technique that will help you quickly and easily change your style to knit faster and more ergonomically and create a more even fabric. As a result of this easy-to-learn technique, students begin to fly through and love ribbing and seed stitch. Besides becoming more productive through speed, the quality of the knit fabric will improve and become more even. Enjoy renewed knitting confidence as you will find yourself attempting more complicated stitch projects.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
573-3 No skills required Socknitter's Seminar: Going Beyond the Basics Carol Sulcoski
You know the basics: now take your sock knitting to the next level. In this class, we'll cover techniques and tricks for making your socks spectacular, including adjusting patterns for fit; tips for working with self-patterning and handpainted yarns; different toe and heel styles; mastering kitchener stitch (grafting); and more. Students are expected to be familiar with the basics of sock knitting and are encouraged to bring questions they may have.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
595-3 Easy Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit in the Round Beth Whiteside
Circle the wagons! Explore ways to knit round and round, from the standard circular and double-pointed needles to the revolutionary 2-circulars and Magic Loop methods. We'll practice each technique while working a neckwarmer; when class is over you can use your favorite method to work the matching fingerless mitts at home! We'll also touch on joining tips, converting directions from flat to circular and working stitch patterns in the round.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
502-3 Easy Portuguese Style of Knitting Andrea Wong
During this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to learn and practice the style of knitting which is in Greece, Portugal, Egypt, and Turkey. The main characteristic is that the yarn is either wrapped behind the neck or looped the through a pin attached to the shoulder in order to maintain a constant tension. Advantages of knitting Portuguese style include:
It’s faster than either the American or Continental styles
It requires less hand movement – great for those suffering from Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It helps maintain constant tension even for beginners
Blind knitters are overjoyed because they always know where the yarn is – the yarn is never dropped.
Optional Material Fee: $5.00 for knitting pin.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
469-3 Intermediate Crazy as Pi Myra Wood
Discover endless possibilities for creative lace shawls using Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi Shawl recipe. You'll learn everything you need to create a circular shawl or home accessory including circular cast-on for Magic Loop knitting in the round, inserting lace patterns as desired and finishing your piece like a pro. It's easy as Pi!
Note: Must have basic lace knitting skills including chart reading.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
562-6 Advanced Sock Innovation: Top Down Sock Design Cookie Apichairuk
This workshop is geared towards intermediate to advanced sock knitters who are interested in a hands-on approach to designing socks. We will go over key calculations for a standard top-down sock using your chosen stitch patterns. By the end of this class, you will have a good start on your own sock and a plan for completing it.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
815-3 Easy Bead Crochet Necklace Marly Bird
Add a new tool to your crochet bag and learn how to add beads to a project. Get hands on instruction for making your very own crochet beaded necklace. This fun and fast project is a great way to venture into the world of beaded crochet. Learn two different methods of adding beads to any crochet project, and BEST of all, you will finish the project in class and can wear it around the market all weekend to show off your beautiful work. This is the class for you to become a capital C crocheter and add a little pizzazz to your work.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
597-3 Intermediate Fabulous Fabrics Just for Jackets Gwen Bortner
A knitted jacket is the perfect item to add to your wardrobe. Wear it to the office over a skirt and shell or toss it on with a t-shirt and jeans for a day of shopping. However, knitting a jacket can be different than knitting a sweater. Learn what makes a good jacket fabric along with methods to achieve the desired result. Try a number of different stitch pattern possibilities and learn how to identify good possibilities early. Finally, begin developing a gauge swatch for your own jacket.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
504-3 Easy Charts Made Simple J C Briar
A chart takes the place of written instructions, telling you which stitches to work. But a good chart does so much more, showing you what the knitted fabric should look like. Learn to read charts, to make sense of their symbols, and to use them to keep your knitting on track and minimize mistakes.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
561-6 Intermediate Latvian Fingerless Mitts Beth Brown-Reinsel
Some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Begin your first fingerless mitt to learn techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid, and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of 2-, 3-, or 4-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the mitt as well as the gussetless thumb and a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with 2 yarns in the right hand, 2 yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with 3 or 4 colors.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or working with 2 circulars.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
108-3 Intermediate Perfect Pairs: Contrast & Coordinate Laura Bryant
It's a daunting task to pick the perfect color to pair with another. This class expands on Laura's Intro to Color class and takes you through the steps to pair colors that achieve your purpose, whether it be to calm or energize a color; excite or create quiet sophistication in your knitted fabric. Hands-on swatching with a variety of solid and multi-colored yarns allows you to see for yourself how different colors interact with one another. You'll leave with more confidence in creating color combinations.
Note: Must have taken Intro to Color.
Materials Fee: $3.00 for additional yarns.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
202-3 Intermediate Joy of Finishing Christine Bylsma
Learn the joy of sleek shoulder lines, invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of stitches without counting, beautiful buttonholes, 'shortening' sleeves, taming sleeveless armholes, and other finishing touches. If it is worth knitting, it is worth finishing beautifully.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
581-6 Intermediate Bias Knitting Without Prejudice Lily Chin
Learn this diverse method of knitting that creates different, dynamic, directional lines easily and then learn its applications. Get the angle on your pieces, try various colors and textures for head-turning work. Mix and match several effects simultaneously. Ideas for trims, accents, and even whole garments will be discussed. Go from easy panels to larger projects. Your head will be spinning with new ideas, all without a pattern.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
748-6 No skills required Go Felt-a-fish: 3-D Felt-making Techniques Sharon Costello
This is a fun, 'everything goes' approach to surface design in felt. You will learn all about creating surface design in the 'wet felting' process while creating a one-of-a-kind, 3-dimensional fiber fish that can be used as a hanging art piece (no knitting required). We will combine wool, sheer fabrics, silks and synthetic fibers, designer yarns, wool locks, and beads to create fantasy fish full of texture and shine!
Materials fee: $15.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
706-3 No skills required Ergonomics for Knitters Carson Demers
'Just one more row' may be all it takes to cause a repetitive strain injury. Learn what causes those aches and pains in your hands, arms, and spine. More importantly, learn how to prevent them through risk-factor identification and techniques to reduce the risk.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
610-3 Intermediate Columns of Color with Knit One Below Elise Duvekot
Would you like to learn a completely new stitch pattern? In this introduction to the Knit-One-Below technique, you will knit two colors horizontally, one at a time, and yet you will create vertical stripes on one side and an interesting, very different pattern on the reverse side. Make swatches with differing selvedges for various purposes as well as bind-offs that match your cast-ons. This class will provide you with the skills you need to launch into a myriad of Knit-One-Below projects.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
824-3 Easy Join Together: Six Join-As-You Go Crochet Methods Edie Eckman
Join-as-you-go (JAYGo) methods may be the easiest way to put your crocheted motifs together, but which method is best for which situations? How do you maintain maximum portability when joining lots of motifs? What's the best way to join different shapes? How do you minimize the number of ends? How can you work continuous motifs seamlessly, while still using multiple colors? What do seven bridges in Konigsberg have to do with crochet? Learn the answers to these and many other questions in this fun, hands-on class. You'll be amazed at how many fast-and-fun ways there are to connect those shapes!
Note: Must be comfortable with basic crochet stitches (ch, sc, dc).
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
218-3 Intermediate Skirts For Every Body Candace Eisner Strick
Most knit skirts use a turned-down waistband with elastic. This creates a bulk right where most people don't want it! With Candace's unique new method you can banish that bulk. Also learn all the necessary techniques to knit a custom-fit skirt and sample some fun and flirty design options—from ruffles, to inserts, to hankerchief hemlines.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
455-6 Intermediate Scandinavian-design Star Slippers for Kids Laura Farson
Like sweaters for little feet, these Scandinavian designed slippers will delight. This pattern has been adapted for smaller feet, but the techniques are applicable to adult sizes as well. We'll start with a two-strand version of Judy's magic cast on, learn how to make right and left lifted increases, insert waste yarn, work with two colors in a round, decrease and pick up for cuffs. Along the way, we'll use purls and knits for textural accents.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
553-3 Intermediate Special Techniques for Beautifully Finished Sweaters Margaret Fisher
This class covers several knitting techniques that give your sweaters a nicely finished appearance.
Tubular cast-ons and bind-offs are attractive and elastic, look exactly the same, and look especially nice with 1" x 1" rib. In class, you will learn and practice all the steps for working the tubular cast-on and bind-off.
Short rows are used to shape knit fabrics without increasing and/or decreasing. We will review the uses of short rows, then work them in swatches. The swatch exercises will represent the use of short rows for shoulder shaping in a handknit sweater. Class instruction covers how to convert your pattern's difficult-to-seam, stair-step, shoulder bind-off to short-row shaping. Next, you will learn and practice duplicate stitch and see how it can be used. The class ends with a discussion and demonstration of cutting and separating a knit fabric and then grafting the pieces back together. These techniques can be used to make sweater alterations and to fix mistakes or small moth holes in knits.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
570-6 Intermediate Bella Donna: Fingerless Mittens with Flair! Antje Gillingham
Bella Donnamittens with attitude! They're not just practical gifts for people in over-airconditioned work environments. Not only will they allow you to splurge on luxury yarns (you'll only need a small amount!), but they also make perfect quick-knit gifts for just about anyone in your circle of family and friends.
These mittens have a difficulty level that you can control, and whether you decide to work up the basic pattern or add a cable belt, beaded flower or both, they are fun to make and will always look gorgeous.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
416-3 Intermediate Betsy Beads: Earring Bling! Betsy Hershberg
Is this you? You LOVE the two earring designs from Betsy Beads—Precious Hoops and Silver Orbits—€”but feel just a wee bit intimidated working with such fine yarn, small needles, and tiny beads. No idea where to get all the supplies for these projects. What to do? Take this class!! Betsy will provide all the materials for both sets of earrings, teach you the techniques and guide you as you complete at least one of each earring in class. It will help if you have a sense of adventure AND a sense of humor: we'll be working on Size 00 needles. But it's so worth it. Look what you'll make! You can do it!
Materials fee: $25 includes everything needed for 2 complete sets of earrings.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
675-3 Intermediate Spice Up Your Stitches Michelle Hunter
Spice up your knitting with fun-to-knit novelty stitches. These stitches are sure to add charm and texture to your next knitting project. In class you will learn to execute many novelty stitches and view examples of their uses. No more plain vanilla knitting for you!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
753-6 No skills required Learn Rigid Heddle Weaving and Use Up Your Stash Deborah Jarchow
If you are looking for ways to use up those leftover balls of yarn, this method of weaving is easy, fun, and creative. Learn ways to combine different colors, textures, and fibers as you make a unique and beautiful scarf.
Note: Looms provided for class use.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
654-3 Intermediate Mooshky Madness Galina Khmeleva
Would you like to give your knitting projects new life by adding style, substance, and texture? The addition of 'spiders', 'clover leafs', and 'mooshky' (the lily-of-the-valley motif) will add a new dimension to your knitting. Traditional they're not...a real hoot to knit...most definitely. This is dimensional knitting, Russian-style.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
315-6 Intermediate Perfect the Fit Barry Klein
When patterns are written, generic sizing does not allow the perfect fit. Learn to remove size labels and worry only about the finished size for your body. Explore swatching for gauge, changing needle sizes, and playing with pattern stitches. Work backwards from an existing pattern and forwards from a stitch gauge to create a design that will fit your actual body measurements.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
637-3 Intermediate Two-Color Double Knitting Melissa Leapman
With this fascinating knitting technique, both sides of the knitting appear to be stockinette stitch. In just a few fun hours, learn how to knit and design these beautiful reversible fabrics.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
222-3 Intermediate Kitchener like a Pro! Anne Kuo Lukito
Great finishing techniques can really make your knitting look professional. The Kitchener stitch is great for grafting seamlessly in stockinette stitch, but what about other pattern stitches like seed or rib? We will learn how to work Kitchener in pattern so that you can have invisible joins, whether in cables, seed stitch, rib or other textured stitches — just like a pro!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
523-3 Intermediate Module Magic: Log Cabin Squares Ginger Luters
See this classic quilt technique come to life in your knitting! Ginger will lead you through the basics of log cabin squares and inspire you with creative uses for this fun motif.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
651-3 Easy Introduction to Lace Knitting Brooke Nico
Lace knitting is often considered to be the ultimate goal of knitters. It is swathed in fear and excitement. In this class, we are going to de-mystify the techniques of lace knitting. Learn how to work yarn overs in a variety of combinations, including double yarn overs; how to make those beautiful shaping lines with several important decreases; and how the two techniques combine to create lace patterns. We will also discuss the tools of lace knitting, including weights and fibers of yarn, lace needles, markers, and charts.
Note: Students must know basic decreases.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
311-3 Intermediate The Sweater Map Shannon Okey
Using Shannon's 'sweater map' technique, students will learn how to design their own perfect sweater. We'll discuss proper measurement-taking, gathering inspiration, and translating everything from the page to the needles. Along the way, students will also learn how to address their own personal challenges for optimal sweater fit and style.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
716-6 No skills required Nuno-Felted Scarf Judy Pascale
Use an ancient Japanese art form to create a featherweight, contemporary, Nuno-felted scarf that drapes beautifully. Coax fibers to easily penetrate a piece of silk, and the result is a highly-textured accessory scarf. You will also learn to accent this scarf using hand-dyed silk hankies.
Note: Must be able to stand for much of the class. Materials fee: $10 for rovings and $15 for a hand-dyed silk scarf.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
662-6 Advanced Estonian Stitches Sampler Cowl Merike Saarniit
When is a swatch more than a swatch? When swatching a baker's dozen of unusual Estonian textured/manipulated stitches edged with an elegant and useful selvage treatment (some say worth the price of admission alone), knit flat, and your swatch results in a lovely head warmer or cowl. Add a crown and you have a hat. Stitches have been adapted from several old Estonian stitch libraries.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
331-3 Easy Design Your Dream Sweater Leslye Solomon
This easy-to-understand class on basic pattern writing enables you to pursue your design ideas. Learn how to make successful changes to existing patterns for exactly what you envision. Learn the secrets to understanding your gauge which is the sample fabric of your project. Learn to predict how your sweater will change after it is knit. Learn specific body points to measure and how much ease to add using advanced, gauge information. Understand the secrets to shaping armholes, how they start, how much to decrease, and how long to make them. See how easy it is to shape any kind of neck to either create your own design or change an existing pattern. Learn how to measure certain parts of your arm to be able to write a pattern for the sleeves for any length and an easy-to-design, beautifully shaped sleeve cap to fit in that armhole you chose. Let's turn you into a sweater designer.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
369-3 Intermediate Secrets of the Schematic Carol Sulcoski
Want to learn more about how a sweater will fit? Want some easy ways to tweak the pattern so it will fit you better? This class will explain to knitters the information that is available to them using a schematic, including what the measurements mean, how measurements correspond to fit, shoulder styles, and simple adjustments that can be made to customize fit. By the end of this class, knitters will understand how to use the schematic to select patterns they'll love: how to use the pattern during the course of knitting to achieve a better result; and how to improve fit.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 am NEW
567-6 Intermediate Two-color Knitting: Portuguese Style Andrea Wong
The Portuguese style of knitting makes the purl stitch very easy. For this reason, when knitting circularly I prefer to knit garments inside out. This technique makes two-color knitting very smooth: where the two colors of yarn do not tangle and the tension of the fabric is very even. In this class we are going to learn all the basics of this style of knitting and then make a two-color knitting hat, learning the basics skills for many knitting projects: Fair Isle, double knitting and Bohus knitting.
Note: Class includes a brief review of skills learned in 502-3.
Optional materials fee: $10 for two knitting pins.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
104-6 Easy Freeform Purse: Knit or Crochet Myra Wood
Come spend a few hours immersed in pure creativity with Myra Wood. She'll take you on a fiber adventure into the wonderful world of freeform knitting (and crochet). You'll discover endless ways to combine various knitting and/or crochet stitches and techniques to create your own unique purse. Color, texture and design will all be explored during this inspirational process. All you need are very basic knitting and/or crochet skills. Come prepared to play!
Materials fee: $5
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
224-3 Easy Embroider Your Knitting Anna Zilboorg
Embroidery has been used always and everywhere to embellish fabric, while knitting has been left bare save for a few lazy daisies and french knots. In this class we'll integrate simple embroidery stitches into simple knitted stitches to create many different effects, new and wonderful.
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
No skills required Confessions of a Left-brained Knitter Betsy Hershberg
Betsy Hershberg knows about the voices in your head:

"...Sure you can KNIT but you're NOT creative. Leave designing to the pros."

She heard them for years.
Then Betsy began knitting with beads. She stopped listening and found HER creative voice.

Find YOURS.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
582-3 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Continental Knitting Introduction Lorilee Beltman
When you learn Lorilee's brand of continental knitting, you will minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable, and perhaps speedier, way to knit. Each finger has a job to do. Understand exactly what motions have a bearing on stitch gauge. (It's not what you think!) Learn to create even knitting by sizing your knits and purls equally. Learn how your choice of tools affects your outcome. Practice the knit stitch then move on to purl, increases, decreases, and ribbing where efficiency really pays off.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
384-3 Intermediate Curvy Knits: Plus-size Knitting Marly Bird
Have you ever spent time and yarn money to knit a sweater that you never wear because it stretched, feels funny, or makes you look massive? Designer and plus-size lady Marly Bird feels your pain.
In Curvy Knits: Plus-size Knitting, you'll learn to select the perfect pattern for your shape and to make easy fit adjustments to bust, sleeves, neckline and other trouble spots. You'll learn how to transform swatching from a boring chore into a valuable tool. You'll use your favorite sweater, right out of your closet, to tell you things you never knew about yourself. Get advice and help from Marly as you learn the same techniques knitwear designers use for a perfect fit and finish every time.
Note: Must have knit at least one sweater and know how to increase, decrease and read a pattern.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
606-3 Easy Entrelac Basics Gwen Bortner
Have you always wanted to learn entrelac but thought it would be too hard? Whether a beginner or advanced knitter, this class is for you. During this class, each student will have the opportunity to knit a small project to gain hands-on experience in the entrelac technique. Participants will learn the seamless entrelac technique and basic entrelac construction. Hints and tips on the fine points of entrelac, a discussion of other project possibilities and an overview of knitting in both directions will also be included.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
548-3 Easy Bind-off Bonanza J C Briar
Creating a firm and sturdy bind-off edge is child's play; you just keep a secure grip on the yarn as you bind off. But what if you need some other kind of bind-off edge? Take this class and learn about supple and seamless bind-offs for sock tops, bind-offs that blend into ribbing, and decorative bind-offs.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
364-3 Intermediate Neckline Love Christine Bylsma
You love the sweater but not the neckline. So change it! Learn to design your own crew, turtle, V-neck, scoop, asymmetricany shape neckline, in any gauge, that fits you. Finish it with perfect picked-up edges for flawless necklines you will definitely love, love, love.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
587-3 Intermediate Mitered Squares with Knit One Below Elise Duvekot
Combine the Knit-One-Below technique with mitered squares. Use 2 contrasting yarns to create geometrical patterns going in multiple directions. See how a self-striping yarn makes its own stripes in the mitered square. Note: Must have experience making mitered squares.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
386-3 Intermediate The Well-Rounded Designer Edie Eckman
How many times have you had a great idea but couldn't actually stitch it? How often have you created something but then not been able to re-create it for yourself or others? Concept, Execution and Communication are all vital parts of design, and each aspect requires a certain skill set. Successful designers understand how these parts are interconnected and the subtly different ways of thinking that are required for each. This overview will help you identify the skills you need to take your idea from thoughts to action, and then on to sharing it with others. Note: This is not a design-your-own-sweater class, but a way of thinking about the design process which should make you a more efficient and well-rounded designer.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
542-3 Intermediate Strick-ly Socks Candace Eisner Strick
Learn Candace's revolutionary, simple, new method. The toes and heels are worked flat, without seams. Sounds impossible, right? But, it's so easy you will be amazed. Convert any existing sock pattern to this simple method. Finish your sock with a wonderful, stretchy bind-off.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
828-3 Easy Develop Your Crochet Skills: Beyond Intermediate Crochet Drew Emborsky
Not a beginning crocheter? Ready to move beyond crocheted squares and rectangles? Would you like to learn the techniques that take crochet from meh to wow? Join master crocheter Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude as he reveals all the techniques to make your crochet projects exceptionally beautiful. Increasing, decreasing, chain-free foundation stitches, measuring crochet gauge, and much more will be covered.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
225-3 Intermediate Advanced Seaming: Texture, Color, Pattern Margaret Fisher
Do you know how to seam stockinette stitch, but find other stitch patterns challenging? Learn how to apply the same techniques and principles to seaming textured stitch patterns and colorwork. The key to seaming is understanding stitch pattern structure and recognizing where to place the sewing needle. We will work with two simple textured stitch patterns—garter stitch and seed stitch—”to learn how to identify "where to sew." These two patterns are representative of many textured patterns and by seaming them, you will understand many aspects of seaming others. You will practice seaming vertical, horizontal, and horizontal-to-vertical seams in garter stitch and seed stitch.
Also, you will learn how to adjust textured and colorwork stitch patterns so they match at the side-seams of a garment. Charts and knitted samples will be used to examine the stitch patterns and determine how to adjust them. The class includes a discussion of using selvedge stitches with colorwork and textured stitch patterns.
The last part of the class focuses on the knitting and seaming techniques used for set-in sleeves. All of the steps for sewing set-in sleeves will be reviewed, and you will practice seaming the diagonal section of a set-in sleeve on seed stitch swatches.
Note: Must be able to sew vertical, horizontal, horizontal-to-vertical, and diagonal seams in stockinette stitch and vertical seams in reverse stockinette stitch (or must have taken Superb Seams class). Must be able to identify the structure of knit and purl stitches in handknits.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
131-3 Easy Knit It, Weave It Jean Frost
Some people do not like to knit 'fancy stitches' or do color work. Perhaps just a break from a difficult project is what is needed. Learn several ways of weaving to add color or texture to plain stockinette or garter stitch fabric. We will use weaving techniques to produce beautiful designs, stripes or plaids which can be used as all over patterns or borders.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
466-3 Intermediate Off the Cuff Susanna Hansson
Are they accessories or jewelry? Hard to say. Either way, they knit up quickly, make great gifts and fun additions to a winter wardrobe. And, if someone is cold, there is nothing more effective than keeping the pulse points warm.
Basic knitting skills are required, but there's nothing complicated about this type of bead knitting. Learn an easy way to calculate how many beads to string and then begin knitting the cuff with a provisional cast-on that will allow you to complete it with a three-needle bind-off rather than having to sew it together.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
604-3 Intermediate Celtic Cables Melissa Leapman
Learn how to use basic cabling techniques to create Celtic-inspired knots, panels, and motifs. These special designs include unusual circular elements rather than the typical vertical alignment of most cables. (Shhh don't tell anyone, but these gorgeous cables are much easier than they look!)
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
392-3 Intermediate Design It Yourself: Shawls and Stoles Anne Kuo Lukito
Shawls, scarves, and stoles can actually be quite easy to design. Learn the different elements and constructions in designing these wonderful accessories and different ways of constructing shawls and stoles in a myriad of shapes: square, rectangle, triangle, circle, semi-circle, shallow triangle, etc. You will also learn how to add decorative stitch patterns whether you want to work your piece inside-out, outside-in, bottom-up or top-down.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
682-3 Intermediate Magical Mosaics Ginger Luters
Mosaic knitting is a special form of slip stitch knitting, a fun and easy way to introduce color and geometric pattern into your knitting. Although the finished patterns often look complicated, the technique is fairly simple, using only one color in any one row. We’ll knit some maze-like patterns and then consider ways in which we can vary these patterns, both by changing the charts and by playing with color.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
528-3 Advanced Fixing Mistakes in Lace Knitting Brooke Nico
Everyone who knits lace does it eventually. While working a lace shawl, you discover a mistake several rows back. If you've inserted a life line, you can rip back safely, but what if you don't have a life line, or what if you don't want to rip out all 100+ stitches simply to repair some of them? In this class, we discuss how to fix mistakes big and small in your lace knitting. We'll practice laddering up stitches in pattern using a crochet hook. We'll also learn how to rip out a repeat of 10+ stitches, leaving the rest intact and re-knitting only those stitches.
Note: Students must be comfortable with lace knitting.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
379-3 Intermediate Ripped from the Runway Shannon Okey
Have you ever looked at garments in a fashion magazine or on the runway and said "I could knit that!" but didn't? Ripped from the Runway provides you with the skills to analyze garments (from sweaters to accessories) and interpret them in handknitting. Learn how to adapt fashion-forward garments to your size for a flattering fit and how to pick the right yarns and notions to finish the job right.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
227-3 Easy Simple Finishing Tips Sarah Peasley
Let Sarah help you put a sweater together step by step. Sew seams smoothly, pick up stitches evenly (and without gaps), weave in ends invisibly, and learn to block like a pro. Turn your knitted pieces into a beautifully finished product that you'll be proud to show off.
Techniques covered include: 3-needle bind-off, sewing garter stitch, sewing stitch-to-stitch, sewing row-to-row, sewing stitch-to-row, picking up stitches, weaving in ends, and blocking/laundering.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
832-3 Advanced Getting Started with Japanese Crochet Patterns Gayle Roehm
Japanese designers are known for creating beautiful, intricate patterns for crocheted garments and accessories. If you’re familiar with international crochet symbols, this class will provide the tools and information you need to get started. We’ll learn how to find the key information for the pattern, such as hook size, gauge, yarn requirements and finished measurements. We’ll review how to work from charted patterns, and where to get help with unfamiliar symbols or maneuvers. We’ll also look at sources of free and purchased patterns. Because many Japanese designs combine both knitting and crochet, knitters who want to expand their skills may also be interested in learning the basics of Japanese crochet.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
383-3 Intermediate Design Your Dream Sweater: Beyond the Basics Leslye Solomon
If you've taken Design Your Dream Sweater in the past, you may want to continue adding to your knowledge of sweater designing by going beyond the basics. Practice the easy-to-learn tricks to map every stitch and row of two versions of a sleeve cap. Learn how to create a fitted look by shaping from the hips to the waist. Be able to map an asymmetrical bottom edge. Learn how easy it is to design a lapel or shawl collar and gain confidence in choosing colors and mixing various fibers together to create your own fabric design. Discuss planning knit and purl or color-pattern repeats, and how to plan a sculptural Aran-style sweater, intarsia design, and plaids.
Note: Must have taken Design Your Dream Sweater (331-3) sometime previously.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
525-3 Easy Yarn Substitution Made Easy Carol Sulcoski
Master the mysteries of yarn substitution! We'll start with gauge, then discuss the various weights of yarn (fingering to super bulky), weight/yardage/plies, and look at fiber and yarn characteristics that affect substitution (e.g. drape, elasticity, weight, halo). We will also consider color choice and buying quantities of the substitute yarn. We'll finish by walking through some real-life examples by selecting potential substitute yarns for real patterns.
Note: Class focuses on how to substitute yarns of the same weight/gauge as called for by the pattern and does not include rewriting patterns to use a yarn with a different gauge.
Friday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm     SOLD OUT
No skills required Fashion Show and Dinner Ticket  
This exciting runway show comes complete with fabulous door prizes!
Friday 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
No skills required Pajama Party Marly Bird
Kick off your shoes, slide on your slippers and join Marly Bird and her co-hosts for an evening of games, prizes, laughter and, of course, knitting or crocheting! Relax with old friends or come and make new ones.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
593-3 Intermediate Intuitive Chart Reading—Cables Cookie Apichairuk
Learn how to read cable charts intuitively. We'll talk about cables and cable chart symbols then practice working from sample charts. Learn to see the connection between charts and the resulting knitting, how to read your knitting to determine where you are within a chart, various types of chart symbols (including Japanese and German), and how to read cable charts without a key. As an extra bonus, we'll also talk about cabling without a cable needle.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
518-3 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Expanded Lorilee Beltman
After checking our hand positions and fixing troublesome habits, we'll launch into using our Continental style to go beyond the knit and purl stitch. We'll learn ways to enlist 'helper' fingers to accomplish trickier maneuvers including increases, decreases, slip-stitch patterning, cables, lace, and bobbles. Each student will get individual attention. The goal is to cement your learning by having more time with the teacher's eyes on your hands, and to realize that all knitting maneuvers can be achieved in your new style.
Note: You must have taken Convert to Continental with Lorilee/Pick Your Knits and Purls (582-3) at either this event or a prior event.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
598-6 Intermediate Argyle Socks Anne Berk
Argyle Socks are classic and have a timeless appeal—especially for men. They have a unique construction, because they are most efficiently knit flat using the intarsia technique, and then joined and knit in the round following the gussets. Mattress stitch is used to invisibly join the leg and the instep seams. This class will have samples, charts and instructions for all sizes, from baby socks to adult male, and will show how to modernize the Argyle using new yarns and fun color combinations. Learn to do intarsia, read a color chart, work duplicate stitch, invisible seaming, how to knit a gusset heel flat, ways to knit and close a toe, and how to weave in ends efficiently.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
221-3 Easy Simple Sewing; Luxurious Linings Gwen Bortner
Few items in your wardrobe are more luxurious to wear than a beautifully lined jacket. But the sewing has to be difficult, right? THINK AGAIN! You can line your own hand knitted jacket, bag, or other hand knitted items with the most basic of sewing skills. If you can sew on a button, you can line your hand knits. Learn all of the basic skills required for lining without the worry of messing up the "real thing". Practice attaching the lining to the fabric, encasing the seams and finishing the lining along the edges. Learn tips and tricks along with the biggest secret of them all—you do not need to be a seamstress. When complete, you will have a small silk lined eye glass case. But most importantly, you will be ready to tackle lining your own hand knits.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
607-3 Easy Lace Basics J C Briar
Yarn-overs matched with decreases: that's all lace is. An incredible variety of patterns stem from the way a handful of decrease stitches are placed in relation to their matching yarn-overs. Learn to work these decreases, to knit into a yarn-over, and to keep track of your lace knitting while working sample swatches. Pick up tips for choosing yarn and needles, handling mistakes, and blocking.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
415-12 Advanced The Danish Skrå-trøje Beth Brown-Reinsel
This remarkable Danish garment was created at the end of the 1800s. It is unusual in that most Danish knitting at that time was of one color while the skrå-trøje was knitted in navy and white. In this class, a sampler will be knitted circularly to explore the following techniques: working from a chart, working with two different sizes of yarn, seam stitches, the main motif, the underarm half gusset, working with a yarn in each hand or with 2 yarns in the left hand, purling in pattern with two yarns on the wrong side of the garment, creating a front slit, creating facings, a twined knitting braid on the cuff, an overlapped cuff slit, and assembly. Designing a skrå-trøje and weaving yarns to eliminate long floats in the back of the work will also be covered.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
103-6 Intermediate Intentional Patterning with Hand-Dyed Yarns Laura Bryant
Ever knit with hand-dyed yarn and noticed a particular pattern forming? Want to be able to do that reliably? This class is for you! We will cover the different styles of hand-dyeing, with examples of how they pattern. Learn how to read the color repeat in a hand-dyed yarn and then how to harness that repeat into reliable patterning, producing columns of color, flashes and argyles. We’ll examine how to turn those patterns into usable sized pieces for actual garments. Lots of hands-on swatching for 'repeatable' results!
Materials fee: $5.

Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
522-3 Intermediate Beyond the pattern: Knitting 'Purls' of Wisdom Christine Bylsma
Long before 'cast on' and even after 'sew seams' there are numerous details, tricks, and techniques that can make knitting better looking but are never spelled out in patterns. These are a dozen of my most essential 'purls' of wisdom for knitting success—from winding a pull-skein by hand to wearing the garment out the door. Each nugget of information can make knitting more enjoyable and produce more professional results.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
761-3 No skills required Needle Felted Angels Sharon Costello
Learn the simple art of sculpting in wool with a felting needle. No knitting, or sewing required. Create a charming angel ornament in just 3 hours. This class will show you all the basics to set you on your path to successful needle felting including selecting the right fiber, understanding the variety of felting needles, forming shapes, and achieving fine figurative details. You will want to make a bunch of these to hang around your house, on your Christmas tree, and as gifts for friends.
Materials fee: $10.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
709-3 No skills required Swatchbuckling Carson Demers
Avast ye maties! Let's bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We'll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency. We'll examine yarn tensioning techniques and all phases of stitch creation first with simple then more challenging swatches and stitches. We'll also look at ways to add movement to knitting and to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
471-3 Intermediate Swirled Shawlette with Knit One Below Elise Duvekot
Complete a small swirled shawlette in class using the Knit-One-Below technique or take your project home as the starting point for a larger shoulder shawl for yourself. Your two contrasting yarns will create geometrical patterns with an asymmetrical attitude.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
829-3 Easy Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs Edie Eckman
Sure, it's fun to make granny squares and other crocheted shapes, but what to do with them? Learn techniques and planning strategies to turn individual shapes into finished projects with a minimum of fuss. Get hands-on practice with freeform, "planned freeform," and a variety of geometric options. This is a hands-on class that's sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
304-3 Intermediate Strick-ly Shawls Candace Eisner Strick
Knit a purely relaxing, beautifully fitting shawl without the hassle of reading patterns or charts. Use any weight yarn, any size needles, make it any size. Worked from the top down, this shawl incorporates easy shaping that makes it stay on your shoulders. You can finish it off in any number of different ways…bind off, easy crochet-edge bind off, or knit a ruffly border.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
559-6 Intermediate Swing Knitting: An innovative Approach to Short Rows Brigitte Elliott
This is a basic class to introduce the student to a relatively new European fiber art form and knitting technique utilizing short rows. It has many applications such as wall art and wearable art. This technique can be applied to existing patterns to make them unique and personal. Once students have been introduced to the concept and it's innovative way of using a marking system, they can continue expanding their knowledge from existing, published patterns. A few time-saving and valuable tricks will be demonstrated to expand the student's knitting skills.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
645-3 Intermediate Scandinavian Multi-color Knitted Textures, Zigzags, and Braids Laura Farson
Learn decorative edge treatments found on garments in Norway and Sweden. Beginning with a basic cast-on and its derivatives including variations on long-tail and German-twisted cast-on, and traditional twine-knit cast-on with multiple strands, we'll make braids and colorful textures with twine knit and purl rounds. Practice yarn-management for color work and center-pull ball-winding techniques. Note: Must know long-tail cast-on and how to work in the round on 2 circulars or 4 dpn.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
420-6 Intermediate 2-at-a-Time Socks on 2 Circulars Toe-Up Antje Gillingham
Try a new take on knitting two socks at a time on two circular needles and work them from the toe up! Take the guess work out of how much yarn you'll need for your socks by trying them on as you go! No more counting rows or stitches and no more single socks in your drawer! Practice each section of the sock anatomy from toe to cuff during this workshop. We won't be able to knit a complete adult pair in one day but at the end of our time in class you'll be able to go back to your hotel room, cast on and start working on your very own spectacular pair of completely identical socks at the same time.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
627-6 Advanced Bohus Stickning Susanna Hansson
The story of Bohus is a story of couture knitting, sociology, women's history, social justice, and cultural legacy all in one. Learn more about the Bohus movement, its background and history. Discuss differences between this and other multi-color techniques and discover what it is that makes the Bohus patterns 'sing'. Participants will be able to examine in detail several vintage pieces from Susanna's collection. The class project is a pair of wristlets worked in a 50% merino/50% angora yarn from Sweden.
Note: You are expected to know how to knit in the round.
Materials fee: $25.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
473-6 Intermediate Betsy's Beaded Bracelet Betsy Hershberg
Learn all of the techniques and receive all of the materials you need to design and knit your own bead knitted jewelry. You'll explore combinations of beads and yarn, choose or create an original bead placement design, and learn about bead stringing, chart reading and finishing, including a new kind of graft that results in a seamless join for bead-knitted fabric. While you create your own design for a bracelet, string the beads, and knit it in class, we'll discuss how the same or similar techniques can be used for necklaces, earrings or other accessories. This is a great knitted gift item that family and friends will truly love to receive!
Materials fee: $15 (choice of 5 colors of fiber and 20 colors of glass beads, beading needle, and bracelet clasp).
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
390-3 Easy Stitch+Stash=Style Michelle Hunter
Do you have beautiful yarns in your stash that are begging to be knit but you aren't sure what to do with them? Are you intrigued by the endless number of stitch patterns in reference books? This is the class for you! Learn the best way to use a stitch dictionary to complement your stash yarn and create one-of-a-kind pieces. A fabulous way to use luxury or hand-spun yarn. T”this class covers stitch selection, best uses for each yarn, and simple pattern design. Students will create a unique cowl pattern using their stash yarn.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
763-6 No skills required Log Cabin Pattern Scarf on the Rigid Heddle Loom Deborah Jarchow
Learn to make a stunning scarf in the beautiful log cabin pattern using the rigid heddle loom. You can learn to create a wonderful woven piece that looks complicated but is really very easy. If you've taken beginning rigid heddle weaving, enhance your skills. If you still haven't tried this exciting fiber technique, now is the time to begin. This type of weaving is portable, easy, and fun!
Note: Looms provided for class use.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
348-6 Easy Will This Pattern Fit? Susan Lazear
Love to knit, but don't know if the pattern will fit? Learn how to translate the knitting instructions into measurements and then compare them to your body to determine if the garment will fit and if alterations are necessary. Students will measure themselves and work on several patterns to determine and calculate the fit according to their need. Choosing appropriate styles for your figure will also be covered.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
380-3 Intermediate Flatter Yourself: Fully Fashioned Secrets of the Pros Melissa Leapman
In this fun hands-on workshop, learn how designers use fully fashioned shaping to create flattering sweaters. No matter your shape, use your knitting prowess to create knockout pieces that fit and flatter.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
813-3 Intermediate Advanced Tunisian Crochet Ginger Luters
After learning the basics of Tunisian Crochet, it's fun to explore some of the many additional possibilities with this fascinating technique. In this advanced class, we'll work with lace stitches, textured pattern stitches, and color work. Entrelac, double ended reversible and modular techniques will also be discussed.
Note: Should know basic Tunisian crochet including creating a foundation row and Tunisian simple stitch.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
669-3 Intermediate Around the World: Estonian and Shetland Lace Brooke Nico
Lace motifs and stitch patterns from different regions of the world share many aesthetic qualities, yet each region has its own special focus. Look at Shetland and Estonian lace and receive tips and tricks to help in knitting nupps and gathered stitches so predominant in Estonian Lace.  Leave class with great swatches and ideas for several projects.
Note: Students must be comfortable with lace knitting.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
389-3 No skills required Designer 101 Bootcamp Shannon Okey
You're a talented knitter, and everyone loves the things you design, but you don't know where to start when it comes to selling your patterns online and elsewhere. Shannon will bring you up to speed on everything you need to know, including establishing your own systems that make self-publishing patterns easy, fun and profitable! (Hey, you have to pay for the yarn stash somehow, right?) Join your fellow budding designers as we discuss everything from style sheets to photography, where and how to sell your work, how to spot trends and identify gaps in the market, and much, much more. Be prepared to present existing patterns, if you've already published them, for critique and helpful feedback.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
468-3 Intermediate Beaded Floral Panel Vest Judy Pascale
This class features a paneled vest with no-prestringing of beads for the floral motif. It also incorporates a beaded self-finished edging which is worked while knitting each panel. This pattern's unique underarm treatment is independent of the lengths of the front and back panels, ensuring infinite options and permitting a personal fit.
Materials Fee: $3 for beads.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
544-3 Easy Take Time to Save Time Sarah Peasley
Really? A whole class about gauge? Yes. Gauge really IS that important, and this class will tell you why. Learn to make a proper gauge swatch, measure it accurately, and use what it tells you to make a garment that actually fits. Blocking and successful yarn substitution will also be discussed.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
381-6 Intermediate Re-engineering Garments that Do Not Fit Wilhelmine Peers
Many garments, made or purchased, often have a problem to begin with and do not get worn because of that. This class is designed to take the fear out of re-designing, re-envisioning, retro-fitting, adding and even cutting! Garments can have all kinds of problems, and most of the time re-engineering can be quite effortless. If too short, stitches can be picked up and the garment lengthened, or fringe can be applied to the bottom. If too large, it might lend itself to pleats or steeking. All techniques discussed will be demonstrated and applied by participants to their swatches. The results are awe inspiring!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
533-6 Advanced Understanding Japanese Knitting Patterns Gayle Roehm
The creative and often unusual work of Japanese designers can open up another world of knitting for you. Even without a word of Japanese, an experienced knitter can work from a Japanese pattern, once familiar with the graphic format in which they’re presented. In the morning, we’ll learn how to “read” a schematic, and how to find basic information such as size, gauge, shaping, yarn requirements and needles. In the afternoon, we’ll focus on the stitch symbology used in pattern charts, which are standard among all Japanese publishers. We’ll also swatch a few stitch patterns of varying levels of difficulty. Bring any Japanese patterns that you may have questions about.
Note: You must be very comfortable knitting from charts.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
663-6 Advanced Knitting Lace; Estonian Style Merike Saarniit
While working a swatch that can grow into a lovely scarf, we'll explore those unusual stitch manipulations (including simultaneous decrease/increase elements and nupps of course) that can make any lace project even more special. Participants will be provided both traditional and contemporary edging choices along with a pattern adapted from a traditional shawl. The swatch itself can be used to sew onto a canvas tote for a lovely project bag. Worked in multiple repeats, the same stitch pattern provided can also be worked into a shawl. Both heirloom traditional Haapsalu style shawls and scarves as well as contemporary examples of lace knit Estonian style from the instructor's collection will be displayed during class.
Note: Must be comfortable with lace knitting (increases, decreases and working from charts).
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
538-3 Easy Switch to Continental Style Knitting Leslye Solomon
It doesn't matter how old you were when you learned to knit or if you are left or right handed, Leslye has a proven technique that will help you quickly and easily change your style to knit faster and more ergonomically and create a more even fabric. As a result of this easy-to-learn technique, students begin to fly through and love ribbing and seed stitch. Besides becoming more productive through speed, the quality of the knit fabric will improve and become more even. Enjoy renewed knitting confidence as you will find yourself attempting more complicated stitch projects.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
680-3 Intermediate Knotty Knits Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton
The knitting of knots is both fun and creative... placed imaginatively they can lend textural interest to an otherwise simple silhouette. They can be worked in different colors and with a combination of yarns. They are good way to use up some of your stash! Learn the method for working overhand knots in your knitting, examine garments and swatches using the technique, and take time to swatch different knot ideas or start on a knotted cowl of your own!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
307-3 Intermediate Creative Short Row Knitting Myra Wood
Short rows aren't just for shaping. Discover a whole world of creative knitting with endless possibilities using short rows for sweaters, bags, and anything else you can imagine. You'll combine tons of yarns in various colors to explore wavy designs without a pattern. Great to combine with other freeform techniques! You'll also learn how to incorporate short rows into existing patterns.
Note: Must have some short row experience.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
465-3 Intermediate Revolutionary Knitting Daniel Yuhas
Knitting from the center out is a 'revolutionary old technique' for making just about anything. Working on double-pointed needles and beginning with just a few stitches, our work will grow outwards with each spin around the needles. In this class we'll learn the disappearing loop cast-on and knit a beautiful pinwheel pattern. What you begin in class could become a coaster, a holiday ornament, a hat, a baby blanket, a pillow, or a tablecloththe choice is yours!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
664-3 Advanced Twisted Traveling Stitches Anna Zilboorg
Austrian twisted travelling stitches create patterns in high relief that resemble woodcarvings. They require a few special techniques (among them, how to interpret the charts) and some practice, but are well worth the effort if you enjoy careful knitting. They can also provide a wonderful base for embroidery. This class will focus on flat knitting, which is much harder than in the round with these patterns, but gives the greatest flexibility for usage. After a few exercises, we'll make a cell-phone cover that could easily turn into cuffs for an elegant sweater.
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
No skills required From the pages of Knitter's Magazine Rick Mondragon
Join Rick Mondragon, editor of Knitter's, as he takes you into the pages and between the lines of Knitter's Magazine. Gain insight on how it all comes together—stitch, color, and silhouette—along with logical approaches to what appears on the page and why.

Find inspiration for a full season of knitting with Rick as your guide.

From the pages of Knitter's Magazine is a FREE event. Saturday at Noon.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
563-3 Intermediate Traveling Stitches Cookie Apichairuk
Learn how to add curves and angles to your knitting by using traveling stitches. We will go over the different methods for making stitches travel, their effects on the fabric, and how to incorporate traveling stitches into a basic knitting pattern.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
517-3 Intermediate Professional Looking Cuffs Using the Magic Cast-on Lorilee Beltman
Learn to knit professional looking cuffs and hems without crochet hooks or waste yarn. Class begins by learning Judy's Magic Cast-on and proceeds to knitting in the round to learn first hand what a beautifully-tensioned invisible cast can look like. Next we work a hemmed cuff, both plain and picot without waste yarn or sewing down bulky edges. Finally, create the professional and tidy tubular cast-on in 1 x 1 and 2 x 2 rib, again without waste yarn or a crochet hook. These memorizable techniques will be your new "go-to" skills for provisional starts and for sweater, hat, and mitten cuffs.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
833-3 Intermediate Curvy Crochet: How to fit crochet sweaters Marly Bird
Have you ever spent time and yarn money to crochet a sweater that you never wear because it stretched, feels funny, or makes you look massive?

In Curvy Crochet learn how to make adjustments to armholes, the neckline, and other trouble spots that will help your finished garments look wonderful. Learn how to use crochet charts to help shape a garment, calculate the shape of a cap sleeve, and alter necklines. This is a fast-paced class with a lot of information but you will not be disappointed. Leave this class with more tools in your crocheter’s tool box to make better fitting sweaters.
Note: Must have crocheted at least one sweater and know how to increase, decrease and read a pattern.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
385-3 Intermediate Skirt Design for All Shapes and Sizes Gwen Bortner
Knitted skirts are not just for those with slender hips and model-sized dimensions. In fact, the nature of knitted fabric makes them perfect for all sorts of shapes and sizes. Learn the secrets to creating a skirt that will look good on YOUR body. Start with an exploration of fabrics to understand what works best and why. Next gather measurements needed to create a design, custom fit to your lower half. Finally, study skirt structures to see how to apply them to your own design. Leave class ready to design and knit the perfect skirt for your body.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
655-3 Advanced Socktastic Stitch Patterns J C Briar
You can use nearly any stitch pattern for ordinary socks. But for fantastic socks, you need stitch patterns that have enough 'give' for a snug but comfy fit, that allow for easy re-sizing, and that flow seamlessly into coordinated patterns on the cuff, heel, and toe. Explore Socktastic patterns, learn what makes a pattern shine in hand-painted yarn, and see how to combine basic building blocks to come up with your own Socktastic creations.
Note: Must be comfortable with reading charts.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
506-3 Intermediate Stashology 201 Christine Bylsma
You have 'archived' those countless balls of yarn that you could not pass up. Find new inspiration in what you already have, and use your stash to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! Be prepared to be amazed.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
577-3 Easy Join as You go Knitting Lily Chin
Most knitters avoid seaming like the plague. When working garment pieces or different colored strips, sewing seams is daunting. Learn how to join as you go for many situations, including edgings. Join a new piece to the left of an existing piece, to the right of an existing piece, or to the top or bottom of an existing piece.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
611-3 Intermediate Columns of Cables with Knit One Below Elise Duvekot
Do you love cables and want to break new ground? This class will introduce you to the Knit-One-Below technique and show how to incorporate a variety of two-color cables into a background of Knit One Below. These cables can be combined to form traveling stitches in multi-directional patterns that look like nothing you've seen before.
Note: Must have experience working cables.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
678-3 Intermediate Tuck, Twist and Roll Candace Eisner Strick
Tiny little details can add huge amounts of interest to any knit garment. Some are super easy to do; others require gymnastics! But all will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see the outcome. We will start with a cool twisted cast-on, ”just the thing every knitting book cautions you not to do, then go on to do splits, tucks, and twists.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
827-3 Easy From Bracelets to Necklaces Drew Emborsky
Join Drew as he teaches you the basics for making his version of crocheted jewelry using your favorite bits and bobs of yarn and cabone rings. You will leave class with a finished project. This class is great for beginners through advanced—how far you stretch your imagination is up to you.
Note: Should be able to work a ch, sc, and dc.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
612-3 Intermediate A Sampling of Stitches Margaret Fisher
Want to make your knitting more interesting? See how much fun it is to work fancy stitch patterns. This class focuses on four families of stitches: Smocking, Elongated, Brioche and Twisted Traveling Stitches. Learn the characteristics of each group, and practice working stitch patterns in each "family." Learn how to use these stitches in your projects and receive tips and hints for producing good results.
Note: Must be comfortable knitting in the round.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
634-3 Advanced Amazing Couture Stitches Jean Frost
One of the unique things about couture clothing is the fabric. In this class we will work with some little-known knitted stitch patterns to produce amazing textures using ordinary yarns. By manipulating the stitches and combining yarns and colors, wonderful fabrics come to life. With these stitches, you can turn a simple garment into a masterpiece.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
509-3 Easy The Game of Casting On: Using Cast-On and Bind-Off to Adorn Projects Faina Goberstein
Discover some new and unusual cast-on and bind-off techniques and review some you may already know. Join in a discussion of their applications, and learn some bind-off techniques to match your cast-on. Projects with Dewdrop cast-on will be demonstrated as an example of how to implement it on a garment. Do you want to tame the stockinette from rolling? Learn a cast-on that does just that. Discover  that it is so more to a cast-on than just to begin something to begin your knitting.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
736-3 No skills required Spinning for Lace Knitting Galina Khmeleva
Come join Galina as she introduces you to the magical hand-spinning techniques of Russian knitters that ultimately result in the creation of arguably the most luxurious shawls and scarves found in the knitting universe. In this hands-on workshop, the emphasis will be on the care, preparation and spinning of luxury fibers (cashmere, qiviut, buffalo, pygora, yak, etc) and the significance of gauging proper thickness and length while learning the more economical use of luxury fibers which will help you conserve precious yardage.
Note: spindles will be provided for use during class.
Materials fee: $5.00.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
671-3 Intermediate Slip One by Me Barry Klein
Learn the beauty of slipped stitches and the different variations of things that can be done both in pattern and in yarn choice. Learn about knitting them directionally and how to read the design from your knitting and not from your pattern. Lots of finished garments will be on display to show how things work, how they don't work and how placement of stitch pattern play a role.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
363-3 Intermediate Design Your Own Triangle Shawl Brooke Nico
Learn the ins and outs of designing with lace patterns. Discuss several ways of shaping a simple triangle shawl. Graph out a lace pattern in the body of the shawl, adding repeats in the most effective and aesthetic way as the shawl grows.
Note: Must be familiar with basic knitting including yarn overs and decreases and comfortable working with charts.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
762-3 No skills required Wearable Wet Felt Flowers Judy Pascale
Learn wet-felting techniques that create life-like 3D flowers. An optional stem adapts the flower to make an attractive scarf or shawl closure guaranteed to stay in a secured position. Explore other creative accessory, garment, and home decorations options.
Materials fee: $15 includes roving, wire, and closure.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
231-3 Intermediate Taking the 'Bind' Out of Binding Off Sarah Peasley
Does your pullover get stuck on your big noggin? Why won't that circular shawl lie flat? Is a too-tight hatband cutting off the circulation to your brain? Can't get your toe-up sock over your heel? Traditional bind-offs are often too rigid and can be downright uncomfortable. Loosen up with a variety of elastic bind-off techniques that will turn your castoffs into comfy, wearable garments. Tubular, sewn, and grafted bind-offs will be included.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
681-3 Easy The Hole Story Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton
Since my very first book I’ve been fascinated with holes in knitted fabric... they are fun to knit and placed strategically can add great structural interest to any garment. During this workshop you will be able to examine firsthand garments using different hole and cutout techniques. You will have time to swatch different hole ideas or start on a scarf pattern.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
508-3 Intermediate Crazy Lace Borders and Edgings Myra Wood
Beautiful borders add so much to simple lace shawls. Learn how to knit or sew a border onto any triangular or circular shawl using traditional and improvisational methods. Charts for borders will be explored as well.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
464-3 Intermediate Lace and Loop Scarf Daniel Yuhas
This complex asymmetrical scarf will have you daydreaming about corkscrews and roller coasters as you follow the twists and turns from start to finish. Gravity-defying loops of I-cord wrap around the neck, while a spreading bell of simple lace dangles below — as fun to wear as it is to make! We'll cover basic lace techniques and I-cord in class.
Saturday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm     SOLD OUT
No skills required Student Banquet & Style Show  
Join Rick Mondragon and Beth Whiteside as attendees strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
674-6 Intermediate Vertically Stranded Color Work Lorilee Beltman
Explore various ways that color can be added when contrasting stitches climb vertically from round to round. These techniques do not inhibit the elasticity of the fabric. Always working in the round, we'll play with simple zigs and zags, intersecting lines for diagonal plaid, lines between lace, and purl-only columns that look like caterpillars. We'll explore its sketchy history. It is used in Rovaniemi knitting, as a substitute for duplicate stitch in argyle, and it even appears in a Japanese stitch dictionary. After class apply the coloring techniques to existing patterns worked in the round.
Materials fee: $3
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
599-3 Easy Inside Intarsia Anne Berk
Intarsia allows a knitter to create motifs, stripes and geometric shapes in any direction, controlling fabulous color effects. Intarsia is fun when done efficiently and this class will teach you the techniques, tricks and tips to de-mystify the process. Class project is a bag which can be felted. Students will have the choice of three charted motifs, or they can design their own.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
558-3 Intermediate Knitting in Both Directions Gwen Bortner
Most of us knit in one direction, but what would happen if you could knit in EITHER direction? Bobbles would pop out faster, entrelac would be even more fun, edgings would be added quicker and your yarn would be less tangled. Some call it knitting back backwards, but regardless of the name, it is a great skill to have in your knitting arsenal. You can learn the basics to knitting (and purling) in 'the other direction' regardless of the way you knit now! All it takes, as with most things, is a little bit of practice. Learn the how and the why and get started with what some students have called "the coolest thing they have ever learned in knitting".
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
347-3 Intermediate Slick Set-in Sleeves J C Briar
Set-in sleeves give a sweater a crisp, tailored look. And for easy knitting, you just can't beat sleeves knit from the top down. Pick up stitches from the body, shape the sleeve cap with short rows, and avoid the bulk of a seam and the fuss of easing a sleeve cap into an armhole. Learn to adapt an existing pattern to this approach or to design according to your measurements.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
126-3 Intermediate Color Blending Laura Bryant
If we think of a knit stitch as a pixel, we realize that knitting is the perfect vehicle for color blending. Take the next color step with Laura and learn how to select colors to maximize optical mixture, creating lovely shading and color blending. Learn to work your own magic on a large group of colors, controlling and selecting just the right ones for a Monet's garden of yarn. Simple swatches will provide hands-on experience. You will achieve a greater sense of confidence about selecting colors and leave with a deeper understanding of Laura's favorite axiom: You don't get WOW by doing the expected!
Note: Must have taken any one color course of Laura's.
Materials fee: $3.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
226-3 Intermediate Steeks to the Rescue Christine Bylsma
Knitters often think scissors are the enemy of yarn, but actually they are great enablers. Learn three different non-machine ways to anchor and cut your knitting (yes!) to change a pullover to a cardigan, shape a neckline, re-size a garment, add armholes, and put you in charge.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
646-3 Intermediate Phony Cables Lily Chin
We love cables but sometimes don't like the interruption of actually doing a cable. Learn several ways of achieving a cable look without having to re-arrange the stitches. Try out several easier alternatives, including a 2-color faux cable and a trim. These are guaranteed to be unique and often much faster with similar results.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
706-3 No skills required Ergonomics for Knitters Carson Demers
'Just one more row' may be all it takes to cause a repetitive strain injury. Learn what causes those aches and pains in your hands, arms, and spine. More importantly, learn how to prevent them through risk-factor identification and techniques to reduce the risk.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
472-3 Intermediate Beaded Bag with Knit One Below Elise Duvekot
Learn the Knit-One-Below technique as you complete this versatile project to add to your collection. Carry it as an elegant small purse, fill it with potpourri, or put it into your knitting basket and enjoy it on a daily basis as the ultimate yarn cozy. Beads are optional, and you can use a thicker yarn to make a larger bag.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
676-3 Intermediate Textured Treats Stitch Sampler Edie Eckman
Let's learn some new stitches! There's more to knitted texture than cables, seed stitch, and bobbles. Explore more than a dozen unusual stitch patterns that add depth and pizazz to your knits simply by manipulating the basic knit stitches. You'll have other knitters asking "How did you do that?"
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
501-3 Intermediate Tapas Candace Eisner Strick
Sample little bites of the best knitting has to offer: try one fabulous cast-on that gives you instant k1, p1 set-up for ribbing, one unusual bind-off that requires no passing-over of stitches, one unusually beautiful stitch pattern, how to pick up perfectly, yarn-over increases that slant in both directions, a perfectly painless beginning for a circular shawl, a picot bind-off, and a few more delicious little tastes.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
559-6 Intermediate Swing Knitting: An innovative Approach to Short Rows Brigitte Elliott
This is a basic class to introduce the student to a relatively new European fiber art form and knitting technique utilizing short rows. It has many applications such as wall art and wearable art. This technique can be applied to existing patterns to make them unique and personal. Once students have been introduced to the concept and it's innovative way of using a marking system, they can continue expanding their knowledge from existing, published patterns. A few time-saving and valuable tricks will be demonstrated to expand the student's knitting skills.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
613-3 Easy Intro to Entrelac Margaret Fisher
Entrelac knitting creates a fabric with a wonderful basket weave or quilted appearance. Although it looks complex, the knitting is easy and lots of fun to do. In this class, you will create an entrelac sampler as you learn all the steps of this fascinating technique. Class discussion will cover the use of entrelac in garments and accessories, and the effects achieved with various types of yarn.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
407-3 Easy Fringed Modulation Antje Gillingham
Yes! Another scarf! But a modular scarf is not just "another" scarf. Join me in exploring one of the easiest yet most dramatic looking knitting techniques I've come across! Within the three hours of this class, you'll be well on your way to knitting one of the most gorgeous scarves ever! You'll look at the oh-so-uneventful garter stitch in a new, loving manner as you learn how to knit a patchwork of colors without ever picking up a single stitch.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
677-6 Intermediate Nifty Shaping: Stitch Patterns Savvy Faina Goberstein
We will explore different stitch patterns and see examples of how to use them to shape a garment or any small project without decreasing or increasing stitches. Examples will be shown to illustrate this technique. Hats,  cowls, small bags and gloves will be discussed as a potential projects for this innovative technique. During class, make a sampler with stitch patterns and sketch a design in which these stitch patterns will be used. In addition, change of needle sizes will be used to shape even more without making traditional calculations.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
551-3 Easy Lovers and Runders Susanna Hansson
Many knitters are familiar with the knitted braids that are typical decorative elements on mitten cuffs from the Baltic and Nordic countries. However, they can make a great design element on a sock cuff as well as on the brim of a hat. Worked in bright colors they can add a pop of color to the sleeve cuff of an otherwise plain sweater.
Learn about the 'anatomy' of the braids and then build your own multicolor versions. Depending on how you use your colors, your braids can look rounded or pointed like chevrons. Susanna developed some special tricks for creating balanced braids and she'll share all of them with you so you can create perfect looking braids every time.
The class title is a mnemonic to help you remember how they are made—you'll never have to refer back to word explanations again!
Note: You are expected to know how to knit in the round.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
520-3 Intermediate Russian-Style Continental Knitting Galina Khmeleva
Learn this subtle Russian variation of the classic continental knitting method. It is fast—it is easy—and it is oh-so-forgiving on your wrists.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
566-3 Intermediate Miters and the Magic of Moving Stitches Barry Klein
Miters can be used to create boxes, rectangles and diamonds by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches you are working. During class you will create the first section of your piece. Then discover how to add to the piece by picking up stitches along one side, along two sides or all the way around (to create frame). We will learn about the placement of increase or decrease stitches to make the various miter shapes, and you will learn how to continue to expand the piece until it is completed. Course work will include conversations regarding color and yarn choice. We will play with fashion yarns, classic yarns and textures and how to make them dance around on your garment or accessory piece. This class is perfect for the creative knitter.
Materials Fee: $10.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
349-3 Easy It is all about Me! Susan Lazear
Walk through a series of exercises and activities that will help you determine what styles and which knit fabrics work with your figure, face, and lifestyle. Working through this process in a classroom filled with other real bodies is empowering. You'll see beyond the measurements to proportion and discover the magic of garment shape and line. We'll explore a variety of topics that will help you make better design decisions and allow you to actually wear the garments you knit!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
658-3 Easy Look, Ma, no cable needle! Melissa Leapman
Want to knit an Aran pattern lickety-split? Learn to cross your cables without a cable needle. After some hands-on practice in class, you'll wonder why those pesky little things were ever even invented!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
571-3 Intermediate Let's Band Together Judy Pascale
There’s an alternative to separately attaching a band to an already-knit-panel. Learn to convert to a self-finishing edge that can be worked at the same time as knitting the garment. Practice the method on a sampler: compatible stitch patterns blend the band and the body together allowing for the proper band tension and providing the luxury of knitting them at the same time.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
232-3 Intermediate Casting on for Toe-up Socks Sarah Peasley
Sample a variety of cast-ons that will get your toe-up socks off and running in no time. Included are Judy's Magic Cast-on, Turkish cast-on, and Bosnian Garter-stitch Toes.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
229-6 Intermediate Applying a Couturier's Finishing Techniques for Sensational Garments Wilhelmine Peers
This class will be a tour-de-force in finishing details applied to knitting from the fashion industry. Finishing is two-thirds of the look of a garment. Actually, finishing begins with the choice of project, swatching, and understanding the pattern and what makes a design a design. Beyond finishing techniques such as seams and blocking, finishing details include the perfect type of cast-on and bind-off for the project, adding buttons, zippers, ribbons, fringe, ruffles, and gathers for embellishment or functionality, easing where stitches meet rows, shaping using increases, decreases and short rowing, lining a garment; and pockets, either attached or hidden. We will take the mystery out of terms such as 'on the bias', 'picot edging', 'steeking', and 'mitering.'

Beauty lies in the details
it is all about handling the details with finesse.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
720-3 Easy Spinning for Knitting Merike Saarniit
Spin your own yarn and then develop unique 'gourmet yarns' in silk, alpaca, angora, and the most luscious wools. Learn tips and tricks to ensure gorgeous handspun yarns, perfect for your special projects. Great for both those who want to learn the art of spinning and those who want to develop their spinning skills.
Material fee: $10 for assorted fibers and drop spindles for use in class.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
212-3 Easy Sweater Finishing Leslye Solomon
Do you feel that sinking sense of uncertainty when you are faced with completing your sweaters? Do you pay someone else to do something you should be able to accomplish like a pro? Do you look for sweaters knit in the round just to avoid the finishing process? Learn tips to help you love finishing as much as you love knitting. Learn how blocking can help you get the results you want. Practice creating invisible shoulder and side seams. See an amazing way to graft ribbing. Watch the two methods of sewing set-in or drop-shoulder sleeves. Learn how to pick up neck stitches by knowing exactly where to insert the needle and where to avoid. Learn what to do with all those yarn tails to safely make them disappear. Learn important crochet edges every knitter should know.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
679-3 Intermediate Reflections: a Review of 5 New Stitch Patterns Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton
With every new book that I do I try to include new techniques for my knitting audience... this one is no exception with five distinct stitch patterns used in six ways!
During this workshop you will learn zigzag short-rowing, an all-over buttonhole stitch, two different patterns with chevrons, surface weaving, and lattice cabling. We will be looking at the garments from the book and swatching the techniques.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
834-3 Easy Creative Crochet Lace Shawl Myra Wood
Crochet lace is easier than you think! If you can chain, single and double crochet, you can create incredible lacework in different directions without any patterns! Apply the basic logic of crochet lace as you create lace patterning for a beautiful triangular shawl. Learn to read crochet charts and make your own.
Note: Must know basic crochet stitches.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
462-3 Advanced Eternal Knot Baby Blanket Daniel Yuhas
Have you heard of traveling cables? These cables travel so far the fabric can't contain them! This sumptuous and thickly patterned baby blanket creates the illusion of a knot woven into itself without end. We'll also learn a sanity-saving technique for correcting miss-crossed cables. With lots of loops for little hands to hold onto, the completed blanket will make a wonderful baby gift. Students may also continue the sample we work in class as a scarf.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
129-3 Easy Color without Theory Anna Zilboorg
A hands-on workshop of choosing colors and combining them in different proportions and different stitches. No thought will be given to any consideration other than what pleases your eye—and we will experiment until we find something pleasing. An especially useful workshop for the color—fearful, as I was once myself.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
547-3 Intermediate Sneaky Shaping with Short Rows Gwen Bortner
Knitted fabric has some wonderfully unique properties when it comes to garment creation. One of the best is the ability to create a three-dimensional fabric through the use of short rows. Short rows can be used in a variety of ways including sock heels, shoulder shaping, bust darts, and even interesting stripes. During class, get hands on experience to compare and contrast four techniques: basic short rows, wrap and turn, yarn over, and Japanese short rows. Discover which method produces your preferred result and learn when, where, and how to apply them to various types of knitting projects.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
203-3 Intermediate Eight Empowering Edges Christine Bylsma
Ribbing and garter stitch are usually reliable choices for edges, but not all edges are equal. Learn eight hard-working edges that empower you to create beautiful, professional details; provide the control needed and give the option of making your own design decisions.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
507-3 Easy Tips and Tricks with Lily Lily Chin
Learn Lily's secrets to make your knitting life easier: join a cast-on for circular knitting without adding twist, start a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing the first stitch, attach knit pieces as you work, work a circular bind-off on the neck where the beginning and end are imperceptible, and weave in ends that are too short for a darning needle. Leave class with lots of small 'fix-its' and a new eye for knitting details.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
659-3 Easy Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters Edie Eckman
Bored with stockinette and garter stitch, but too busy for something difficult? Learn these quick-and-easy stitch patterns to keep your interestand allow you to watch the ball game at the same time!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
513-3 Easy Seven Things that can 'Make or Break' a Sweater® Margaret Fisher
Learn seven things that will make a big difference in the appearance of your sweaters. The smallest details can have a huge impact: increasing in ribbing, bumpy or smooth cast on edge, slanting decreases, invisible increases, perfect buttonholes, flat edgings, and blocking. In this class, you will learn about all of these things while you practice and receive lots of tips and hints. Since you are going to spend hours making a garment, you'll want to use these techniques to make even the simplest sweater look marvelous.
Note: This is an advanced beginner level class.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
313-3 Intermediate Japanese Short Rows Susanna Hansson
Short rows are an elegant way to shape your knitting and are the perfect way to finish off shoulders and build collars that lay flat. Japanese short rows are done without using the wrap-and-turn. Although they are a little tricky to learn, 'stair-step' shoulder bind-offs will be a distant memory once you master this technique. Complete your short rows with an elegant Japanese bind-off.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
586-3 Intermediate Betsy Beads: Master Class Betsy Hershberg
For many of the projects in Betsy Beads, the proverbial devil is in the details, and this class will teach them. Learn the Zipper Graft that finishes the seamless bead-knit tube of the “Twilight” necklace as well as several of the “Four Seasons” beads. Work a bead-woven picot hem that is the secret of “Girly Pearls,” as well as the great beaded cast-on and bind-off used for the knitted beads of the “Wrap and Roll” necklace. Adding these exciting techniques to your knitter’s bag of tricks will allow you to approach these projects with confidence, and then use the techniques to create exciting projects that are your own.
Materials fee: $5.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
526-3 Easy Stashbuster Magic Melissa Leapman
Got yarn? Transform even your tiniest bits and pieces into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind jacket! In this hands-on workshop, learn designer secrets for creating and using a magic ball of yarn while knitting a mini version of this one-piece wonder. Best of all, no one will ever suspect it was crafted from leftovers! Magic, indeed.
Note: Must be comfortable working in the round on double pointed needles or proficient at magic loop or knitting in the round with 2 circular needles on as few as 8 stitches.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
529-3 Easy Mastering Yarn Substitution: Art, Science, or Black Magic? Kellie Nuss
Learn to predict the results of yarn substitution by understanding yarn weights, fiber content, gauge, measuring, and how these elements interact with each other. Gain confidence and prevent disappointment as you learn why things can go wrong. Then, spend time practicing the basic math involved with a real pattern.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
116-3 Easy Basic Intarsia Techniques Sarah Peasley
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multi-colored fabric, as in Christmas stockings with a jolly Santa motif or a vertically striped sweater. Learn a variety of tricks to keep your intarsia knitting on track and (mostly) tangle free, including preparing your materials, reading a chart, weaving in ends, and mastering duplicate stitch.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
617-3 Advanced Challenging Stitches From Japanese Designs, Part 1 Gayle Roehm
Many knitters are intrigued by the interesting stitchwork found in Japanese hand-knitting designs. In this class, we’ll explore some charted stitches which will surely be new to the experienced knitter. How are these stitches challenging? The chart may be hard to interpret (with composite symbols or Japanese footnotes) or the execution of the stitch may be unusual. We’ll do a quick review of Japanese stitch symbology, then swatch four or five stitch patterns. Bring an adventuresome attitude!
Note: Students must be very comfortable knitting from charted stitch patterns. Some familiarity with Japanese stitch symbology is useful but not required.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
442-3 Easy Loops with Fringe Benefits Beth Whiteside
Liven up your garments with loops, or turn them into faux fringe! You'll learn how to mimic a frayed woven edge, work single and double loops, add bows, I-cord loops and corkscrews. Apply some after-the-fact fringe, and learn a few tricks for going beyond basic overhand knots. Practice the techniques by making the class sampler bag, or use them in your own fun projects.
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm NEW
ETC Intermediate Color Fantasia Laura Bryant
Sign on for a fun-filled adventure with a colorful knitter, Laura Bryant. Drawing on Laura's expertise in color and hand-dyed yarns, spend two days immersed in a color-filled world. Specific exercises to tune your eyes and get you seeing color in new ways lead to hours working hands-on with color through knitting or crochet. Along the journey, you'll pick up tricks on how to contrast and blend colors, how to make luminous color stories or enhance stitch work and how to turn hand-dyed yarns into dazzling self-patterns. You'll learn to coax the inherent beauty out of any yarn, even turning ugly ducklings into swans, and leave with a swatch library that will inspire you for years to come. If you have ever had a yarn you just couldn't make work visually, bring it along and this class will develop a solution. Laura never met a color she didn't like, and loves the challenge of finding the right combination to make every color sing. Learn the true meaning of Laura's axiom "You don't get Wow! by doing the expected!"
Materials fee: $15 for additional hand-dyed yarns.
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm NEW
ETC Intermediate Crochet Quilt Blocks Drew Emborsky
Do you enjoy the beautiful, handmade quilts you see?  Do you want to be part of excitement of the quilting world? Learn to crochet 6 different afghan squares inspired by traditional quilting blocks! Included are double wedding ring, log cabin, Dresden plate, pinwheel, star, & crazy quilt.
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm NEW
ETC Intermediate Lapland Hand Garments: The Mittens from Rovaniemi Susanna Hansson
Learn the colorwork technique used to create the patterning on mittens from northern Finland (similar patterns are found in northern Norway as well). The mittens that inspired this workshop are named after the city of Rovaniemi that sits on the Arctic Circle and is considered the gateway to Finnish Lapland.
The zig-zag pattern appears only on the top of the mitten while the palm side is plain. The design is created in a most unusual way using a main color and three pattern colors. I tend to describe the technique used as a combination of stranded knitting, true intarsia-in-the-round, and woven knitting. Each ‘path’ of the pattern colors has its own skein of yarn so part of the process is learning to keep track of and manipulate your 11 skeins of pattern colors. Once you know how, it’s easy!
To get everyone comfortable with the technique, we will spend time practicing on worsted weight yarn with a few pattern colors before launching into the actual class project which is a pair of wristlets.
As you plan your wristlets, you will have an opportunity to choose from many pattern colors and think about color placement and ‘swatch’ different placements using colored pencils (much quicker than knitting!). We will also discuss several decorative multi-color cast-ons, how to create braids and half-braids, and learn how to make a finger knitted cord, as well as a great looking tassel. Some decorative elements can be crocheted on afterwards and we will cover some of those options as well, time permitting.
Materials fee:$20. This includes sufficient yarn in off-white (your main color) and three pattern colors for a pair of wristlets. The yarn, called Satakieli, is from Finland. It is a 2-ply wool (360 yards/3.5 oz) with a relatively tight twist.
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm NEW
ETC Intermediate Adventures in Bead Knitting Land Betsy Hershberg
Let's spend two entire days together, playing with beads and yarn! Here's the deal: You bring lots of great 'œbead-able' yarns from your stash and an assortment of your favorite glass, seed beads, and I'™ll share tons of bead knitting techniques, bead-worthy stitch patterns and project instructions for both a fabulous stretchy bracelet and belt we'™ll work on in class. And the best part? These projects will each be one-of-a-kind because YOU will design them! Lots of time for discussions about color, yarn and bead combinations, as many "What if's" as we can come up with and some left-brained creativity talk along the way.
Important: Must have experience with and be comfortable working in the round on four double-pointed needles.
Materials fee: $25 for metal belt buckle, 2 sizes of elastic, and a beading needle.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
814-3 Easy Crochet Chart Sampler Marly Bird
Are you a beginner ready to take your skills to the next level but not ready to jump into garments? Have you ever looked at a pattern and seen a crochet chart and thought it was some sort of Klingon language? Then this is the class for you! In this class you will learn how to read a crochet stitch chart for 9 different stitches varying from simple to complex. Learning how to read a crochet stitch chart makes the question "where do I put that stitch" no longer just guess work. Don't let those swatches go to waste! As you learn the stitches in class, Marly shows you how to take that knowledge and put it into action by making a Stitch Sampler Baby Blanket. Instructions are given in the handout for full size sample stitch squares that can be seamed together to make a blanket.
That's not all! Leave the class with a coupon to receive a FREE digital copy of the Crochet Stitch Sampler Blanket that has all the charts in full color as well as the written instructions for each that you can use as a safety blanket. Take the skills you learn in this class and apply to them to many future projects. This is a great way for any crocheter to learn something that will make crocheting even easier and more fun!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
ETC Advanced Japanese Sweater Boot Camp Gayle Roehm
If you'd like to get started on a Japanese design that you love, and you're familiar with the graphic format of Japanese hand knitting patterns, these two days will give you a chance to make some real progress. Gayle will help with notation, sizing, symbols and any other problems that you've found. We'll do a quick review of key information and symbols, and work through the steps to resize for your personal measurements. You'll have time to make a good start on a sweater for yourself. Bring something you've always wanted to knit or choose from several free patterns that are available with permission.



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