STITCHES South 2016 Classes
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Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight only  
Design Matters
with Laura Bryant and Barry Klein


We know Laura Bryant and Barry Klein as owners of yarn companies — Prism Yarns and Trendsetter Yarns — where they drive the direction of their yarns. But designing yarn is only part of the job, they also need patterns to sell the yarn. So they became knitwear designers. But both will assure you that even without the day job, they would knit. Which brings us to you!

You love to knit as a pastime. They love to knit! • You collect beautiful yarns and interesting patterns. They produce them. • You make a sweater to fit you. They design and grade the patterns for multiple sizes. • The difference? They have designed and made hundreds of knits. Along the way, they have learned a thing or two that can make the next easier and more successful — for them and for you!

Spend the morning with these 2 accomplished knitters, who just happen to MAKE YARN, as they share their personal take on
Making Sense of Sweater Making.

Are you planning to attend the Teachers a al Carte Luncheon, too? Purchase the Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon option and save.
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon  
Design Matters
with Laura Bryant and Barry Klein


We know Laura Bryant and Barry Klein as owners of yarn companies — Prism Yarns and Trendsetter Yarns — where they drive the direction of their yarns. But designing yarn is only part of the job, they also need patterns to sell the yarn. So they became knitwear designers. But both will assure you that even without the day job, they would knit. Which brings us to you!

You love to knit as a pastime. They love to knit! • You collect beautiful yarns and interesting patterns. They produce them. • You make a sweater to fit you. They design and grade the patterns for multiple sizes. • The difference? They have designed and made hundreds of knits. Along the way, they have learned a thing or two that can make the next easier and more successful — for them and for you!

Spend the morning with these 2 accomplished knitters, who just happen to MAKE YARN, as they share their personal take on
Making Sense of Sweater Making.


Then, join us for lunch teachers a la carte style.
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No skills required Teachers a la Carte Luncheon  
Food, fun, and first impressions: Wonder what a class is all about? Join us for lunch and table-side visits from STITCHES instructors.

Are you planning to attend the Opening Day Spotlight, too? Purchase the Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon option and save.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2053 Easy Blocking Party Anne Berk
You carefully chose your fiber, spend hours creating a knitted item, and then what? Learn to choose the best blocking method for your fiber and project, and practice in class. We will also discuss how to store and care for your hand-knits over time.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
8048 Intermediate Single-crochet Entrelac Marly Bird
Let's try something new. How about learning to crochet a fabric that resembles basket-woven stripes? That sounds a lot like entrelac. But entrelac is only for knitters, you say. NOPE!
Get the look of basic entrelac with a crochet hook instead of knitting needles. This class doesn't use the Tunisian technique to complete each square or diamond and triangle. Simple single crochet is all you need!
Amaze your friends with your newfound crochet skill. Create striking blankets, accessories, and garments. And have fun!
Note: Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5248 Easy Knitting Hacks with Gwen Gwen Bortner
Necessity is said to be the mother of invention, but I might argue that it is actually laziness! As a 'lazy knitter' I have developed a number of tricks and techniques that I use regularly to either speed up my progress, simplify my knitting, or ultimately make it neater with no additional effort. My best hacks do all three! Join me to learn the various hacks I have developed to speed up finishing, minimize mistakes, and keep track of my projects. Some may be old, some may be new, but all of them will improve your efficiency in some manner.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5118 Easy Disaster Recovery J C Briar
Mistakes happen. Fortunately, knitters have an array of techniques for dealing with mistakes. Learn when and how to tink, drop, and frog. See how duplicate stitch can cover over goofs in colorwork. And pick up tips for avoiding mistakes in the first place.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2036 Intermediate Seams Made Simple Cindy Craig
The seams of your garment provide structure and showcase your overall knitting skills. Good seams improve the look of any project. Learn to identify your stitches and rows so you can execute precise seaming techniques. You'll also learn to do perfect shoulder seams, invisible side seams, and sleeve seams.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5110 Easy Mix-it Up Miters Edie Eckman
This class comes with a warning: knitting mitered squares is addictive. While it can be calming and repetitive, it can also be endlessly fascinating, and it's a perfect way to use up odd balls. Learn techniques for basic types of mitered squares and rectangles. Faster knitters may move on to incorporating stitch patterns and colorwork into your shapes. We'll explore ways to seamlessly arrange your modules into finished garments, accessories, and home décor. You'll be captivated. But don't say you haven't been warned!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
6142 Advanced Latvian Beginnings Candace Eisner Strick
Latvian knitting boasts some of the most beautiful, multicolored designs. Learn three breath-takingly beautiful cast-ons: Latvian braids, scallops, and fringe. They were traditionally used on mittens, but can be adapted for any beginning, whether it be a plain stockinette-stitch sweater or an intricately, multicolored mitten or hat.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5170 Easy Cables The Fast Way!! Geanie Helfrich
Learn to wrangle cables with or without a cable needle. Speed up your Aran knitting by learning how to send traveling stitches to their destination without stopping to grab a cable needle! Learn how to interpret cable pattern charts, read your knitting, and even fix a cable that went astray! We will be using the free pattern for these adorable boot toppers courtesy, of Alexandra Davidoff Studio.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7056 No skills required Beginning Weaving for Knitters Deborah Jarchow
Have you wondered if you'd like to try weaving, but feel confused about it and don't know if you'd like it or not? In this class you will see 3 of the top brands of rigid-heddle looms and find out how they work. You will learn about setting up the looms to prepare for weaving, and then you will weave on them.

This class gives you an overview of how weaving can expand your fiber skills. It's the perfect opportunity to give weaving a try without purchasing the equipment. See just how easy weaving can be!
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.

Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3060 Intermediate Simply Short Rows Barry Klein
This fun technique can be used in multiple ways to create flares, extra fabric, body style details, and in wonderful ways to make your knitting easier to assemble. We will discuss and knit the different variations of short rows. This class will help you in ways you can't imagine, to create sweaters that feel and fit better and accessories that drape beautifully around the neck.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
3128 Intermediate Nifty Necklines Melissa Leapman
Tired of the same ol’ crewneck sweater pattern? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore several fun and innovative necklines, including many that are created as you knit the main garment for easy finishing!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
3040 Intermediate Secrets of the Sleeve Cap Patty Lyons
A properly sized sleeve cap can make or break a garment. Learn the math to design a traditional sleeve cap and how to redesign a pattern’s sleeve cap if your row gauge is not perfect. After exploring the domino effect of changing parts of a sweater pattern, we will learn how to design a fixed-height and a variable-height sleeve cap that will fit you perfectly. Once we have cracked the code of the sleeve cap, we will finish off by exploring the four seaming zones that will allow you to perfectly sew in your set-in sleeve. You will never look at sleeves the same again!
NOTE: Math is used in sweater design.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4068 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.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5038 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.
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 may improve and become more even.
Enjoy renewed knitting confidence as you find yourself attempting more complicated stitch projects.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5171 Intermediate Giving You the Slip Stacey Trock
Most of the time, we think of slipped stitches in color, forming patterns know as Mosaic Knitting. Yet slipped stitches can also yield effects in texture as well. Explore single color slip stitching for raised surface interest. Slipped stitches can also neaten the side edges of the knitting. See how versatile this little action is. Sample several swatches and see the slipped stitch in action.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5251 Intermediate Intarsia Ins and Outs Beth Whiteside
Intarsia is awesome, and it's easier than you might think, when you know just a few of its ins and outs. 'Picture knitting' can be used to add geometric shapes to a plain sweater, or put Santa’s face on a stocking. Learn how to plan for your elements, wind butterflies, and minimize tangles. Our class project will lead us through joining yarns, interlocking colors to prevent holes, and what to do when yarn needs to move diagonally. We’ll finish up with some tips on using duplicate stitch and weaving in ends. Get in with intarsia!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
1048 Intermediate Pattern-free Possibilities Myra Wood
Simple rectangles and squares offer endless creativity. It's all in how you put them together!
Start with a rectangular template, divide the space into sections, then knit to fill each section. Experiment with combining stitch patterns, techniques, and colors to create completely unique fabrics. Techniques include mitered squares, modular pieces, log cabin, and bias knitting.
Learn a join-as-you-go method and a modified mattress stitch to create a finished piece that can be turned into a bag or even part of a sweater design.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
6122 Intermediate Shetland Sky and Sea Denise Bell
The themes of sky and sea are frequently represented in Shetland designs. Would you expect anything less from the beautiful but hard-to-reach islands located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea?

In this fine-lace class, we'll look at 2 traditional Shetland stitches: the Bird's Eye and the Cockleshell. Both stitches involve patterning on every row and do require a bit of concentration. And both are well worth the effort!
Note: Students must be able to work standard increases and decreases, be proficient at chart reading, and have experience with lace-weight yarn.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5098 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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6006 Intermediate 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 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
7093 Advanced Manage Those Numbers! J C Briar
What’s the best way to manage all the numbers in the patterns you write? With a spreadsheet! Learn spreadsheet basics for organizing gauges, measurements, and notes. Make friends with functions and formulas for determining stitch counts, figuring sleeve increases, estimating yardage requirements, and more. Pick up tips for ensuring your patterns are as error-free as possible.
Note: This is NOT a class on design. Students must already be familiar with basic design concepts, such as calculating stitch counts from gauge without the help of a spreadsheet. Familiarity with spreadsheets is helpful but not required.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4070 Intermediate Norwegian Mittens Beth Brown-Reinsel
Learn Norwegian mitten construction by knitting one of a pair of mittens in two colors on double-pointed needles. Topics to be covered include striped ribbing, the Norwegian thumb gusset, seam stitches, pointed tip, and different patterning on the front and back of the mitten. In addition, yarn dominance and different styles of knitting will be covered in class.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1002 No skills required Intro to Color Laura Bryant
Color brings life and excitement to our knitting and crochet, yet many experienced knitters and crocheters feel uncertain about how to approach it. 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. 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!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
5137 Easy No-longer-a-novice Knitting Knowledge Edie Eckman
You know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, but you still have questions. How do I tell the right side from the wrong side? Do I slip knitwise or purlwise? Why are my stitches twisted? How do I increase without making a hole? How do I weave in ends without having them come undone? If these and similar questions plague your knitting, now's the time to clear up the confusion.
Whether you are an inexperienced knitter, a longtime knitter, or just have questions, this is the class for you. You may even find answers to questions you didn't know you had.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5169 Intermediate 25 Slick Strick Tricks Candace Eisner Strick
Some things in knitting can seem like a drudgery, but if you know some basic techniques and tips, it's a breeze. Master these tricks, and you will be well on your way to making your knitting more enjoyable and professional looking. There's something for everyone, including knitting backwards, cabling without a cable needle, working short rows, a few cool cast-ons, and 20 other tricks.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
7091 No skills required Log Cabin Weaving Technique Deborah Jarchow
Have you admired the beautiful log cabin technique and wondered how that pattern is possible on the rigid-heddle loom? In this class the mystery behind the pattern is revealed. You will weave several samples that teach how the pattern can be changed to whatever proportions you want. Don't miss this chance to explore this beautiful technique.
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2037 Easy Fabulous Finishing Barry Klein
This hands-on class takes you through the complete process of putting together a sweater. We will talk about weaving techniques as we begin to assemble the sweater pieces or swatches you bring. Once we complete this process, we will discuss neck pick-ups, trims, edges, and collars. We will pick up stitches and talk about curves, proper rib finishes, and buttons and buttonholes.
Since we always learn something new when working together, this is a great class for the advanced as well as beginning knitters.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6024 Intermediate Cable Variations: The Next Tier Melissa Leapman
Thinking about adding a new tier to your basic cable package? Join author/designer Melissa Leapman as she expands your options! You'll knit several fun and unusual cable stitch patterns and motifs, including some that include color and lace techniques.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
2050 Easy Best Buttonholes and Button Bands! Patty Lyons
Are you never happy with your buttonholes? Does the ratio for picking up stitches for the perfect button band elude you? In this workshop we’ll practice a variety of buttonholes including 1-row and 2-row, and my own trick for neatening up the 2-row buttonhole. We'll look at how to make the perfect button band and make sure the cardigan's final step doesn't lead to disappointment. Let's close up those sweaters with pride!
Note: Must know how to cast on, bind off, and work basic increases and decreases as well as having completed one project by following a pattern.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7016 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
2012 Easy Finish Sweaters Like a Pro 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 2 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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
8064 Easy Custom Crochet Socks Rohn Strong
Socks aren’t just for knitters anymore! Let Rohn Strong, designer and author of “New Methods for Crochet Socks” help you master crochet-sock construction. We’ll take a look at creating both toe-up and cuff-down socks and how to make these socks fit you perfectly. You’ll learn everything you need to know to become a sock-crocheting expert!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
1053 Easy Knit a Quilt Myra Wood
Many traditional quilt designs can be easily translated into knitting. In this unique workshop you will create quilt blocks and learn how to arrange them in different patterns to create an heirloom knit quilt. You'll learn how to take a traditional quilt block and knit it in different colors and yarns. The sky's the limit with this incredible technique!
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm NEW
No skills required Knitting Below the Belt Candace Eisner Strick
Join Candace Eisner Strick as she takes you on a guided tour of her new book, Knit My Skirt. She will share some of the 25+ skirts knitted top down, bottom up or side to side.

When someone asks "What should I knit?" Candace says, "Knit my skirt!"
 
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5141 Easy Four Play: How to Master DPN's Marly Bird
Let Marly show you how to master those double-pointed needles. No more dropped needles, lost stitches, or unsightly runs in your knitting! Learn a unique, never-fail cast-on; how to keep the stitches between each needle join snug; and how a few tips and tricks along the way can help in your future knitting projects.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5058 Easy 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 could be added more quickly, and your yarn would tangle less.
Some call it knitting back backwards, but regardless of the name, it's 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."
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3125 Advanced Wedge Shawl Design J C Briar
Stunning shawls are often formed with lace 'wedge,' sections that gradually grow wider as the knitting progresses. Triangular shawls formed with 2 wedges are a familiar option. But shawls of 3 or more wedges are also possible, and often sit more securely on the wearer’s shoulders.

Take this class to learn how to design a wedge shawl of your own. Pick from a selection of lace wedges, or learn to tweak your favorite lace pattern into a wedge shape. Choose your edgings and a spine to appear between the wedges. By the end of class, you'll be well on your way to a new, unique shawl.
Note: Must be comfortable reading charts and knitting lace.
This class begins on Friday afternoon and concludes on Saturday morning.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1060 Easy Color Gradations Laura Bryant
Join Laura and learn how to control a large group of colors, shading artfully and gradually from one color to another. We’ll employ Half Linen Stitch to create small dots of color that allow for optical mixture. Shift from light to dark or from hue to hue or any which way you choose. Laura’s tips will have you making your own controlled long-repeat stripes in no time!

Materials fee: $5.00 instructor-supplied yarn
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6136 Intermediate Treasuring Stitch Dictionaries Edie Eckman
Stitch dictionaries. You've seen them: books filled with intriguing stitch patterns, rows of baffling text, and perhaps charts that look unfamiliar. Maybe you even own one or three. But what to do with such a book? Learn how to go about turning a stitch pattern on a page into a finished object, and how to choose a pattern. Find out what multiples are all about, why charts are your friends, and how to adapt back-and-forth directions into knitting-in-the-round directions. We'll look at examples of many different stitch dictionaries. You'll leave ready to delve into that untapped treasure on your bookshelf.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4094 Intermediate Lace Mitts & Lace Tips Geanie Helfrich
Learn to work lace in the round on double-pointed needles and to create a thumb gusset, all while making adorable fingerless, lace mitts! This class includes tips for chart reading, reading your knitting, lifelines, and more!
Note: You should know how to work in the round on double-pointed needles and how to k2tog and M1.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7097 No skills required Wow! Weave a Wall Hanging! Deborah Jarchow
With absolutely no prior experience, you can weave a beautiful wall hanging in this 3 hour class. Learn how to get the loom set up and then let your imagination run wild while you create your own small piece of art. At the end of class you’ll be able to take home your individual creation to decorate your wall. Using a variety of special yarns that make this project easy will unleash your inner creative genius!
Materials fee: $20 for yarn for project.
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6058 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!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5167 Intermediate Short-row Magic Patty Lyons
You’ve learned how to short row, you’ve even done it in a pattern, but how do you apply it to your own knitting? Learn how to use this little bit of knitting magic to adapt patterns to fit you better. Learn how you can replace existing pattern elements such as neck shaping, armhole bind-offs, and shoulder shaping. We will also explore how you can add functional elements to your garment such as creating bust darts or raising the back of a yoke sweater, as well as adding decorative elements to existing patterns such as shawl collars and shirt-tail hems. Short rows truly are magic!
Note: Short rows will not be taught in this class. Knowledge of any short-row technique is required.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
8065 Intermediate Crochet it, Love it, and Wear it! Rohn Strong
Well-made sweaters are to be worn and loved. Crochet has gotten a rough reputation when it comes to a sweater, but that is changing. Join author and designer Rohn Strong as he takes you through the world of crochet sweaters. We’ll take a look at the different sweater shapes, how these sweaters work with different body shapes, how to alter for your body, and how to incorporate different stitch patterns!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5158 Intermediate Cuff-down Socks Stacey Trock
Socks have a reputation for being scary, but they don't have to be! Learn how to knit a cuff-down sock! How can we do that in 3 hours? Because we'll be knitting a mini-sock!
Learn all of the techniques you need to know: how to work a heel flap, turn a heel, decrease for gusset and toe stitches, and the kitchener stitch. By the time you leave class, you'll have a minature sock and feel confident about casting on a pair of socks for you!
Note: Should feel comfortable using double-point needles.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5172 Easy Making the Most of Mitered Squares Myra Wood
Mitered squares are so much fun and so easy to knit! Let's explore! Try a wonderful join- as-you-go technique that includes squares, rectangles, right-angle/L shapes, and 4 squares at a time. We’ll also work squares on point and create patterns with different color placements and layouts. See what a difference color choice and stitch pattern can make.
Friday 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
No skills required Pajama Party Marly Bird
Kick off your shoes, slide on your slippers, and join us 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 NEW
6113 Advanced Estonian Style: Nupps and Starflowers Denise Bell
The Estonian style of lacework involves several stitches that may be unfamiliar or intimidating to many lace knitters . A nupp, unlike a bobble, lies flat and has little surface disruption. A starflower begins with the same first step as the nupp, but rather than building inwards it blooms into an open feature.
Students will learn the techniques for nupps and starflowers and examine finished projects using both.
Note: Students must be skilled at working standard increases and decreases, be proficient at chart reading, and have experience with lace-weight yarn.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
5241 No skills required Gauge Master Class Anne Berk
You know the importance of stitch gauge to manage the fit and size of a garment, but do you know how to gain and use that knowledge? This class will give you tips to efficiently knit and measure your gauge swatches to reveal their secrets for successful knitting results. Stitch, row, and yarn gauges will all be covered, using multiple weights of yarn and needles of different sizes. You will knit swatches and compare your results with classmates to see how gauge differs from knitter to knitter. Learn to use gauge to calculate the amount of yarn needed for any section of your project. Gauge mastery is fun, and you will be amazed at how much you will learn in the process of swatching!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5050 Intermediate Twined Textured Fingerless Mitts Beth Brown-Reinsel
Learn and apply the Swedish techniques of Tvaandsstickning or twined knitting, by knitting a fingerless mitten using worsted weight yarn. The mitt is worked circularly on double-pointed needles and includes many techniques: the 'O' stitch, chain path, knit deep stitch, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop or working with 2 circulars.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
6137 Advanced Beyond Basic Chevrons Laura Bryant
Chevron stitches present great possibilities for dramatic movement of color and line in both knitting and crochet. Once you have mastered the basic increases and decreases (there are multiple styles taught in Captivating Chevrons), you are ready to move on to more creative endeavors. In this class we'll cover asymmetrical or eccentric chevrons, chevrons with built-in shape or architecture, traveling chevrons, and more. Lots of hands-on work including formulas for designing your own unique chevron stitches.
Materials fee: $3.00 for instructor-supplied yarn.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
4096 Easy Knits in the Hood Candace Eisner Strick
Wow, it’s a scarf, it’s a Möbius, it’s a hood. Yes!! It all starts with the Möbius, then it magically turns into a hood so you can keep your neck and head warm without anything falling off. The mathematical equation for a Möbius is a mile long, but you don’t need to know math to knit a masterpiece. Don’t worry about the cast-on—Candace’s version is so simple even her parrot can do it.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7053 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: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3015 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.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3019 Advanced Fully Fashioned and Fabulous Melissa Leapman
It's all in the details! Explore fun and easy ways to work garment shapings with style and finesse. Discover designer tricks that use full-fashion techniques for figure-flattering results.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
5145 No skills required Magic of Perfect Blocking Patty Lyons
Why spend all that time knitting a garment, only to stop short of making it look great! Blocking is an essential part of finishing your garment off perfectly. Blocking evens out your stitches, sets your size, and in some cases can even mask your mistakes. In this workshop we will go over the 3 main methods of blocking (wet, steam, and spray) and learn how to use all the tools such as blocking boards and wires. We’ll also discuss blocking unusual shapes and special stitch patterns, as well as learn a bit about different fiber properties. Come on, don’t stop short of the perfect finish!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
4092 Intermediate Jeweled Scarf with Felt Closure Judy Pascale
This mini beaded scarf is the perfect size to complement any look. Done with a non-prestringing beading technique nestled within a few knitted lace repeats, the scarf can be worn alone or is perfect with any jacket. The distinctive V-Shape with its graceful flow embellished with beads creates an extraordinary and very versatile neck piece. Due to its sleek size and design potential for creative beading, this scarf could also be a stunning alternative to other forms of neck jewelry enriching either casual or elegant outfits.
Next, spark your creativity by making a wet-felted, unique, free-form shape as your scarf closure. While laying out thin layers of wool roving, you will cleverly include a hidden magnet which allows your closure to be very versatile. By using contrasting colors or re-introducing a few beads, you can create a chic contemporary scarf closure. The short time requirement for this project makes it a fun “knit-it-anytime” activity and a perfect gift for any occasion.
Materials fee: $5 includes beads, beading tool, 4 magnets, and wool roving.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5245 Intermediate Kick Up Your Heels! Sarah Peasley
Tube socks are out of style. Add some heel options to your sock-knitting skill set! Work a traditional sock heel from the top down and from the toe up, without those annoying holes at the corners. Insert a short-row heel into your sock-in-progress or add it later as an afterthought. Also included: a discussion of different heel-flap stitch patterns and reinforcement options.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5153 Easy Introduction to Double Knitting Alasdair Post-Quinn
Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no 'wrong' side and a built-in capacity for reversible colorwork pattern. Significantly different from the standard intarsia and Fair Isle colorwork, double-knitting is a labor-intensive but wholly worthwhile technique to have in your repertoire.
In this workshop you'll learn Alasdair's 2-color cast-on for double-knitting, get comfortable with the techniques involved, then move into colorwork. By the end of the workshop you should have completed a motif swatch and be confident that you can tackle a larger standard double-knitting pattern.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
3130 Easy Designing Knitting Projects from Sewing Patterns Leslye Solomon
Sewing patterns come in a huge variety of design ideas and sizes and are a great source for your next knitting project! Did you know you can take the shape of a paper pattern piece and turn it into stitches and rows to knit?

In this class, you will learn how to choose your yarn and pattern size and the stitch that would best flatter your design. Find the stitch and row gauge of your selected yarn and stitch. Extract the measurements of the pattern piece and easily calculate the shaping into the stitches and rows to duplicate the shape in knitting. Learn how to take the angles and curves of hems and the curves of armholes, necks, sleeves, and sleeve caps found in sewing patterns and calculate the increases and decreases involved to shape your knitting in the same way. Tap into this vast resource that could result in your next multi-size original sweater pattern.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
8066 Easy Simply Stunning Shawls Rohn Strong
Shawls are the very essence of fashion, and they never go out of style. Creating stunning crochet shawls is simple and quick. In this class we’ll take a look at how to create different shaped shawls and the basic formulas needed for each shape while making mini-shawl samples. We’ll then delve into adding stitch patterns, altering those stitch patterns, and increasing/decreasing. This class also has a basic refresher on reading charts and crochet patterns!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
8035 Easy Pattern Reading for Crocheters Stacey Trock
Have you learned to crochet from a friend and feel like you 'know how to crochet,' but feel like you 'don't get' patterns? In this class, you'll learn how to read crochet patterns by tackling more difficult stitch patterns gradually, and you'll end up making a fabulous sampler cowl! We'll also discuss things you need to know to make your crochet project a success—like picking the right hook size and yarn weights.

In no time you’ll be crocheting with ease and feel confident picking up a new book to crochet the patterns inside!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
5149 Intermediate A Different Angle Myra Wood
Discover triangles! Modular knitting isn’t just for squares—triangles offer exciting opportunities, too!
Start with a simple template and formula for equilateral triangles and discover ways to combine them to make creative fabrics. Learn how to combine different stitch patterns, work half triangles, and join them to form one larger piece. Lots of fun, without a lot of counting! And even better, no gauge swatch is required!
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 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 Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6121 Advanced The Unst Effect: Shetland Shawls Denise Bell
The northern-most reaches of Scotland are the Shetland Islands, renowned for their wool and knitting traditions. By the time one travels north to the island of Unst, one is quickly running out of Scotland. However, the lace there is worth the trek.
When Shetland lace was presented to Queen Victoria, her excitement sparked aristocratic interest and launched the most popular era for the Shetland lace industry.
In this class we will discuss the traditional methods used in Shetland shawls and consider current techniques for their construction, including both 'inward' and 'outward' progressions. Denise's photographs of Shetland lace will be available.
Note: Students must be skilled at working standard increases and decreases, be proficient at chart reading, and have experience with lace-weight yarn.

This class begins on Saturday afternoon and concludes on Sunday morning.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1040 Easy Inside Annetarsia: A New Approach to Intarsia Knitting Anne Berk
Expand your horizons to conquer non-stranded color knitting. No previous experience with intarsia is required! Learn ways to manage multiple yarns, to read colorwork charts, and to deal efficiently with the ends. You'll develop confidence as you link the yarns between sections and create a flat, single layer of stockinette where YOU control the color. You won't believe how easily you will knit motifs and produce professional results.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6119 Intermediate Twist and Turns: Cables Marly Bird
Knitted cables and braids make some of the prettiest and most complex-looking knit stitch patterns. The secret? They're easier than they look!
Learn about the history of cables while knitting samples that can be turned into a hat or scarf. You'll leave with the confidence and understanding of the importance of gauge, how to create cables with and without a cable needle, and how to read cable charts.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1059 Easy Easily Slip into Color Gwen Bortner
Color work can be very intimidating. How do you pick colors? How do you read the charts? How do you work with more than one yarn?

If you love the idea of knitting with color but want to start "in the shallow end", this is the class for you. Learn the beauty and simplicity of slip stitch color patterns. Discover the 'rules' for choosing colors. Gain insights into working with charts and what they really mean. Learn the secret for creating beautiful color patterns using only one color per row. Color work does not have to be hard…you can just slip right in!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6055 Intermediate 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 resizing, 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 NEW
1056 Intermediate Color Snapshots Laura Bryant
The world around us is filled with existing color combinations. Learn to identify them, then practice turning them into usable themes that can inform your knitting or crochet. Our basic understanding of color (from Intro to Color) is refined and put to use in this class that helps to train our eyes. Several basic tools will become part of your creative repertoire.
Note: Should have taken Laura's Intro to Color class.
Materials fee: $3.00 for additional yarns.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
4084 Intermediate No-wrong-side Scarves Edie Eckman
Problem: You love to knit scarves, but you hate when the wrong side shows. You detest garter stitch. You want good-looking reversible patterns so you can relax and look fabulous, no matter which side is 'up.'

Solution: Take this class! Move beyond garter stitch to explore fun-to-knit stitch patterns that have 2 right sides and self-edging selvedges. You'll be casting on, knitting, and binding off to create a mini scarf with no wrong sides.

Problem solved!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
3134 Intermediate Basically Yours: Custom Skirts Candace Eisner Strick
Make yourself a custom-fit skirt that is completely yours. It will fit, it will drape, it will flatter, and it will look good whether you are sitting, standing, or dancing. With just a smidgeon of math and some beautiful yarn, you can enter the zone of skirt knitting. You will plan out a basic A-line skirt to custom fit you. Once you have the basics, a myriad of variations are within your reach, along with some charming hemline special effects. Come in curious; leave skirt obsessed.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
4095 Intermediate Stranded Knitting: Norwegian Star Headband Geanie Helfrich
Learn to knit stranded colorwork using one or more colors in each hand. Use a simple pattern as a starting point for working those incredible Norwegian and Fair Isle sweaters. You will learn color-chart reading tips, locking down long floats, how to knit a gauge swatch for knitting in the round, tips for keeping tension even, horizontal mattress-stitch seaming, and much more!
Note: Must know how to work in the round, k2tog, M1, and yarn over.
This class begins Saturday PM and concludes Sunday AM.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6050 Easy Mosaic Knitting: Colorful Knitting the Easy Way Melissa Leapman
You like the look of intricate colorwork but hate the thought of all those bobbins and tangled yarns? Learn the ins and outs of this deceptively easy technique.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6083 Easy Basic Fair Isle Techniques Sarah Peasley
The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can be learned in a matter of hours. Learn to read charts like a pro. Practice knitting in the round with 2 colors while trapping those pesky floats. Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing. Hold your breath while you cut open a steek. There's nothing to it. What are you waiting for?
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5173 Intermediate Textured Double-knitting Alasdair Post-Quinn
Do you love the reversible fabric of double-knitting but want something more than endless stockinette? Not quite ready for double-knit cables or lace? Add some intrigue with double-knit textures! Add purls to your reversible repertoire to expand the possibilities available to you. In a small swatch, you'll learn a few interesting ways to add texture to your double-knitting and the pros and cons of each. As with most of my other workshops, you’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience is required. (You should have taken Alasdair's Introduction to Double Knitting or have done some other standard [not slip stitch] double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop.)
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 am NEW
8067 Intermediate Mix and Match Crochet Socks Rohn Strong
Designing sock patterns to create you own unique pair of socks is actually really simple! Join Rohn Strong as he tells you everything you need to know from choosing the perfect stitch pattern to altering stitch counts, reading charts, and learning how to create your one-of-a-kind creation!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1062 Easy Log Cabin and Beyond Myra Wood
Log Cabin blocks are fun to make and offer endless possibilities for creativity, especially when combined with bias knitting. First, you'll learn how to knit log cabin squares using simple formulas for several different variations. Then explore different layouts for the finished squares to create larger designs for afghans and wearables. You'll also learn how to estimate for the exact size of the individual finished squares so you can design your own blocks to specific sizes. After that, explore the possibilities that bias knitting adds to the mix! Samples will be shown.
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:30 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 NEW
2047 No skills required Perfect Edgings: Necklines and Collars Anne Berk
The edging is an important design element, providing beauty and function. At the neckline, the edge also frames the face —a focal point for any sweater.

Multiple neckline options—from simple to more complex—will be covered in this hands-on class: V-neck, boat-neck, scoop-neck, crew-neck, and collared necklines. Learn the basics of each, and you'll have one more way to ensure that your garments present a professional appearance from first stitch to last!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
5252 Intermediate Miter Me This, Miter Me That Marly Bird
Learn how to knit the building blocks of the knitting world. The mitered square has long been a staple in knitting design, and now it will be a staple in your knitter's toolbox. These magical mitered squares are knit in a variety of stitches. In class, learn how to make one in garter, a mix of garter and stockinette, and plain stockinette as well as a variety of center decreases that can be used to create the dividing line down the center. Also, these squares are joined as you go making miters the perfect traveling project for any knitter.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
6123 Advanced Shetland Lace: A Londoner's Approach Gwen Bortner
Shetland lace knitting is a beloved tradition with a unique construction method. In 1975 Gladys Amedro, originally of London, moved to the island of Yell in Shetland and began designing Shetland lace using a combination of traditional and non-traditional methods. In this class we will knit a swatch using Mrs. Amedro's method of working from the edge to the center.
Lace-weight merino yarn will be supplied by the teacher.
Note: Must be able to execute standard increases and decreases, and basic chart reading. Experience with lace-weight yarn required.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
1033 Easy Multi-directional Scarves J C Briar
Turn variegated yarn into striking scarves with this new form of multi-directional knitting. Learn to form triangles and diamonds from a continuous length of yarn and to join them together without sewing any seams or picking up stitches.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5074 Intermediate Knit a Traditional Gansey Beth Brown-Reinsel
Discover the history, construction techniques, and design details of the British Gansey a beautiful 19th century fisherman's garment. Make a mini-pullover while learning the traditional techniques: Channel Island cast-on, split welts, stitch patterns, underarm gussets, shoulder straps, and picked-up sleeves.

Note: Must be proficient with double pointed needles or 2 circulars.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1005 Intermediate Fascinating Fibonacci Laura Bryant
Fibonacci numbers describe a mathematical sequence that occurs repeatedly in nature. This relationship is particularly pleasing to the eye, and artists and designers have used these numbers throughout civilization. Learn the history while you explore this fascinating tool for designing rows of color for stripes, blocks, and perfect shading. Learn a method for controlling color combinations, and participate in hands-on swatching with fun yarns and colors. Swatching can be done in knit or crochet; weavers and quilters can design blocks on paper.
Optional materials fee: $3 for assorted fashion yarns.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7021 No skills required Kumihimo: The Art of Traditional Japanese Braiding Candace Eisner Strick
Begin your adventure in this beautiful fiber tradition by making a bracelet with one of the easier braiding techniques. Kumihimo discs will be provided for you to use. Once you learn the possibilities, you will never want to stop!
Materials fee: $10 for braiding materials, beads and bracelet clasp.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
6128 Intermediate Two-faced Knitting: Stitch Patterns that Look Great on Both Sides Melissa Leapman
Want to add more reversible stitch patterns to your knitting backpack? Discover several fun fabrics that are perfect for scarves, blankets, or any project that is seen on both sides. Learn how to look good both coming and going!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
5163 Easy Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards Patty Lyons
My favorite knitting trick is to stop turning! If you hate purling, are unhappy with your uneven tension, or simply aren’t crazy about flipping that 400-stitch basket-weave afghan around every time it’s time to do a WS row, learn the joy of never turning! We will learn how to put the knit stitch and the purl stitch in reverse, as well as learn basic decreases, short rows, and picking up stitches backwards. Knitting and purling backwards is great for entrelac, bobbles, short rows, and chart work.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2055 Easy Putting Buttonholes in their Place Rick Mondragon
The buttonhole is not a mystery! Instructions vary from designer to designer, publication to publication, pattern to pattern. Sadly, there is no standard. We encounter different techniques for creating button bands, and not all results are stellar. Poor placement and finishing compromise beauty and shorten the life-span of your knit.
Fortunately, Rick Mondragon HAS the solution—The Easiest Buttonhole in the Universe!
You'll start out with the pick-up and end with the bind-off—with plenty of technique and seasoned advice, and a little knitting along the way. Come find out where to place and how to space buttons and buttonholes, how many buttonholes work best for a project, and even what size buttonhole to make. This morning of learning will give you a lifetime of successful cardigans, jackets, and waistcoats.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
4047 Intermediate Beaded Vine Lace Scarf Judy Pascale
The no pre-stringing technique allows the bead to slip onto an SSK or a k2tog to create a unique fashion accessory. You will complete critical segments of the Vine Lace and Eyelet Lace patterns in a mini version of the full-scale scarf. While attractive on their own, the patterns are enhanced when combined. Value added: Experiment with ways to wear scarves, including Judy's favorite-a braided technique that works with any scarf all day long.
Materials fee: $3
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5031 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.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5161 Intermediate 2-pattern Double-knitting Alasdair Post-Quinn
So you’ve learned to love the reversible magic that is double-knitting, and perhaps you want to make a gift with a unique personal touch. You chart out the name of that special someone, but when you double-knit it, the opposite side is all in mirror-image letters! With planning and a little bending of the rules, you can avoid this. In this workshop you’ll learn how to build, follow, and knit a 2-pattern double-knit chart so that you can make letters readable on either side—or even make 2 completely different patterns. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the structure of double-knit fabric and learn the possibilities (and limitations) of 2-pattern double-knitting, along with a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience required. (You should have taken Alasdair's Introduction to Double-Knitting or have done some other standard (not slip-stitch) double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop.)
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
5244 Intermediate Mastering Mosaics Elaine Rowley
Dramatic colorwork using only one color at a time, easy enough for beginners but intriguing to experienced knitters-what could be more appealing? Mosaic knitting does just that and more. It's forgiving of uneven tension, doesn't require exact stitch counts to match multiples, and allows you to go on auto-pilot every other row. Furthermore, you can switch up stitch patterns without affecting the gauge. The downside? Understanding this fascinating technique can be somewhat confusing at first glance. Banish that bewilderment as you learn to read mosaic charts, play with garter-stitch and stockinette-stitch variations, and maybe even get started designing your own mosaic patterns.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5038 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.
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 may improve and become more even.
Enjoy renewed knitting confidence as you find yourself attempting more complicated stitch projects.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7071 No skills required Fun with Needle Felting Stacey Trock
Did you know that with just one needle, you can turn a fluff of wool into an adorable animal? It's called needle felting! The scales on wool make it naturally want to cling to itself or 'felt.' (A lesson you've probably learned if you've accidentally thrown a sweater into the washing machine!) Learn how to harness this property of wool to make an adorable bear. You'll discover the basic technique of needle felting (which requires no water!) and how to add embellishments like beads and embroidery. Not only will you leave with a cutie, but you'll have the skills to tackle larger projects on your own. The best news? No experience in crocheting or knitting is required!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5008 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.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3109 Intermediate Hobby to Profession: Becoming a Designer Marly Bird
You have fallen in love with knitting and crochet and now you want to become a professional designer, but you aren't sure where to start...or how.
This is the class for you! Learn from crochet and knitwear designer Marly Bird as she shows you how to take a design from a rough idea to a full proposal. This comprehensive, how-to class benefits designers of all levels and gives you a set of tools that you will need as you venture into design.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4076 Easy Knit a Masterpiece from Leftover Yarns Gwen Bortner
If you knit enough projects, you have leftover yarn...a lot of it! Or maybe you just buy a single skein as a souvenir from each of your travels. But the question remains: What to do with all those bits, pieces, and odd skeins?

Class begins with learning how to organize the yarn for easier use. Next, working with the yarn brought to class, experiment with different fabrics that only require a minimal amount of any given yarn. Finally, discuss options for utilizing the fabrics to create a masterpiece project.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5232 Easy Double-knitting Off the Grid Laura Bryant
Knitting is so often just one row of stitches on top of another – and double-knitting doubly so. In the pursuit of more interesting shapes, sometimes you need to go … off the grid. In this workshop, you’ll learn a whole host of double-knit increases and decreases – you can use them for shaping later, but I prefer to use them to make colorwork that almost seems to be embroidered onto the fabric. If you combine this technique with double-knit cables, whole new worlds will open up before you. As with the other advanced workshops, you’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience required. (You should either have taken Alasdair's Introduction to Double-Knitting workshop in person or on Craftsy, or have done some other standard (not slip-stitch) double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop. You should also be comfortable with standard knitted increases and decreases.)
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
7092 Easy Zippy Zippers Cindy Craig
Adding a zipper to a sweater can change the whole look—from ho-hum to awesome. We will explore 2 different ways to attach a zipper to knit fabric as well as how to shorten a zipper to fit your desired length. There will be plenty of time to practice both with lots of support. Dive in and tackle these techniques, and you'll be putting zippers on everything.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6059 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 NEW
5147 Intermediate Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks Patty Lyons
There are so many knitting tricks that make our lives better. Over the years of knitting and teaching I've accumulated quite a few fantastic ones. I love it when I'm teaching a class and a student declares 'I love that tip!' So, I've decided to dig into my knitting bag of tricks and put them all in one class. From how to do a better SSK, make matching size YO's, avoid the gap at the end of a bind-off, tighten your first stitch, make better neck divides, and more...get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks!
Note: Must know how to cast on, bind off, and work basic increases and decrease as well as having completed one project by following a pattern.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
6126 Easy Simply Beautiful Lace Knitting Kellie Nuss
If you want to learn lace knitting, this class is for you! Kellie will take you from Zero to On Your Way in one class! You will choose one of three classic lace patterns and begin a pair of lovely wrist warmers. The construction is simple so you can focus on learning to read charts and patterns as well as reading the ebb and flow of the shaped stitches themselves. There will be time to relax and ease into ripping, fixing mistakes, and using a lifeline. Come and make something beautiful, useful, and timeless!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1016 Easy Basic Intarsia Techniques Sarah Peasley
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multicolored 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
5152 Intermediate Multi-color Double-knitting Alasdair Post-Quinn
Bored with only 2 colors in your double-knitting? Add a third—or a fourth! With more than 2 colors per row in double-knitting, the rules change a bit. Learn how to choose a color rotation and maintain it throughout a 3-color pattern. In this workshop you’ll get to play with 3-color single-pattern as well as 2-pattern double-knitting – and open new doors to design possibilities that were previously impossible (or at least improbable). You’ll also learn how to integrate the third color into a foolproof double-knit selvedge, and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience required. (You should have taken Alasdair's Introduction to Double-Knitting or have done some other standard (not slip-stitch) double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop.)
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
6134 Easy Stripes of All Types Beth Whiteside
Stripes: the simplest and one of the oldest types of decorative markings. From tiger stripes to rock strata, Breton T-shirts to pin-striped suits, Dr. Who scarves to Baby Surprise jackets, stripes are all around us.

In class we’ll look at both design and technique basics: ways to play with proportion, when to cut and when to carry, how to mix stripes with stitch patterns and knitting techniques like short rows. We’ll stretch the definition of stripes just a bit to include patterns using only 1 color per row, whether the end result looks like a stripe or not (mosaics!). Take the stripes we practice in our class sampler, and apply them to your next self-designed project!



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