STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight only Franklin Habit
Follow Your Bunny:
The Creative Life from A to Q

If you’re coming to Stitches West, you already know the joy of creating beautiful and useful things by hand. But is it possible to overdo it? What if your creative well runs dry? What if you find yourself up to your elbows in yarn, utterly bereft of the urge to cast on?

Author, designer, and long-time Stitches instructor Franklin Habit invites you to take a lavishly illustrated, rollicking backstage tour of the creative process, drawing upon on the coffee-and-chocolate-soaked wisdom and tears of folks whose lives depend upon the needle and the hook, the spindle and the loom. Gaze upon wonders seldom exhibited for public view, from the Couch of Despair to the Bathtub of Revelation to the terrifying Deadline That Just Wouldn’t Die.

Franklin’s stories will help and inspire you to keep your own creativity fresh and vibrant; to throw off the shackles of negativity; and to expand your horizons as a maker without fear or hesitation.

Be forewarned, though…
making pretty things isn’t always pretty.

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     SOLD OUT
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon Franklin Habit
Follow Your Bunny:
The Creative Life from A to Q

If you’re coming to Stitches West, you already know the joy of creating beautiful and useful things by hand. But is it possible to overdo it? What if your creative well runs dry? What if you find yourself up to your elbows in yarn, utterly bereft of the urge to cast on?

Author, designer, and long-time Stitches instructor Franklin Habit invites you to take a lavishly illustrated, rollicking backstage tour of the creative process, drawing upon on the coffee-and-chocolate-soaked wisdom and tears of folks whose lives depend upon the needle and the hook, the spindle and the loom. Gaze upon wonders seldom exhibited for public view, from the Couch of Despair to the Bathtub of Revelation to the terrifying Deadline That Just Wouldn’t Die.

Franklin’s stories will help and inspire you to keep your own creativity fresh and vibrant; to throw off the shackles of negativity; and to expand your horizons as a maker without fear or hesitation.

Be forewarned, though…
making pretty things isn’t always pretty.


Then, join us for lunch teachers a la Carte stye.
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     SOLD OUT
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     SOLD OUT
5082 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Continental Knitting Introduction Lorilee Beltman
When you learn 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.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     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!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3132 Intermediate Customizing Your Mitered Squares Jill Bigelow Suttell
Expand your knowledge of mitered squares. Add color for a stash-busting project, lace for an airy shawl, texture for depth or a combination of the three. We will discuss re-sizing of squares, different ways of picking up stitches, using multiple-sized squares, and different ways of building squares upon one another.
Note: Mitered square experience necessary.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
4078 Intermediate My First Pair of Gloves Marly Bird
If you're smitten with mittens then you will be gleeful about gloves! Don't let all those fingers frighten you away from these wonderful winter accessories. Marly Bird will show you how to turn any mitten pattern into a glove (or fingerless glove if texting is your thing) and help you master fingers and eliminate holes.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5004 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 to minimize mistakes.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2001 Intermediate Beyond Basic Buttons Christine Bylsma
Can't find the perfect buttons? Great! You can create many different types of buttons and closures. Covered, woven, balled, fringed, finger-cording knots, and swirls-explore them all plus half-a-dozen unexpected closure options. You will even learn to rethink how and when to use basic buttons.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5247 Intermediate Knit-in, No-sew Pockets Lily Chin
Women never have enough pockets if any at all. Furthermore, most knitters avoid seaming like the plague. Learn this innovative and revolutionary way of applying inset pockets to any garment or accessory as it is being worked. Work up a miniature sample in class. Plan placements perfectly beforehand. Never lose a cell phone or scrounge around for lipstick or a tissue ever again.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
2016 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 NEW     SOLD OUT
8071 Easy Beady Bangles Judith Durant
This project is a great introduction to tubular slip-stitch bead crochet, using larger than traditional materials. With size 6° seed beads and size 3 crochet cotton, you can whip up a bracelet in very little time. We’ll begin a bracelet in class using beaded chain stitch and slip-stitch bead crochet.
Materials fee: $8.00 for bracelet kit.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6010 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.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5244 Intermediate Mastering Mosaics Edie Eckman
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.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
2018 Intermediate Skirts For Every Body Candace Eisner Strick
Most knit skirts use a turned-down waistband with elastic. This creates bulk right where most people don't want it! With Candace's unique method you can banish that bulk. Also learn all the necessary techniques to knit a custom-fit skirt. Sample some fun and flirty design options: from ruffles, to inserts, to handkerchief hemlines.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2025 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.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5273 Easy Floating Away Karen Frisa
Simple, pretty, and effective, floats are the strands of yarn that go in front of or behind stitches when you slip them. In this class we'll learn several different stitch patterns that use floats in unusual ways. The stitch patterns are easy to do and look beautiful! They can be a nice way to show off a variegated yarn by mixing up the colors, but they also look great with solids.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
7105 No skills required Felt-a-Tote (2D Needle Felting) Cecilia Ho
Join Cecilia Ho to learn how to felt and decorate your own
eco-friendly yet functional tote bag! This "FELT-a-Tote" project will be great hands-on fun as you learn 2D applique needle felting.

Discover how a felting needle replaces a paintbrush to create a unique painting with wool. With over 30 color choices, learn how to mix various colors of wool fibers to achieve a beautiful wool painting. Everyone is encouraged to put his/her own personality into each creation. Let's have fun painting with wool!

Materials fee: $15 includes felting needle, felting foam, wool top, and cotton tote.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5129 Intermediate Sock Bucket List Michelle Hunter
Does your knitting Bucket List include Magic Loop, toe-up socks, and an afterthought heel? Master all of these techniques in one class! The Magic Loop is the slickest way to knit socks using one long circular needle and is preferred by the legion of toe-up sock knitters. The afterthought heel is a great way to add contrasting-colored or striped heels. This heel may be removed after many wearings and reknit, making it a perfect choice for those who tend to wear holes through their heels. Students will create a sample sock using all the skills needed to knit a full-sized sock.
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
6111 Easy Slip Sliding Away Barry Klein
Slip-stitch knitting is a fantastic way to play with color and texture and create a piece of fabric that is unique to the yarns you've selected. We will work on multiple slip-stitch variations and talk about yarn selection, color placement, and details that will allow you to use this technique to create something truly fantastic. This technique is simple, easy, and really fun.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5275 Intermediate Twice the Fun, Half the Work Patty Lyons
Learn the fun and time-saving technique of working any two items, in the round, two at a time! Whether socks, sleeves, or wristers, getting both pieces done at once means you’ll never suffer from “second item syndrome” again! First, we will go over the basics of working magic loop and two circulars. Then we’ll move on to the secrets of how to cast on and work two items for both magic loop and two circulars. We’ll also go over professional tips for improving the look of your work in the round.
Note: Must know long-tail cast-on and how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Familiarity with Magic Loop required. To practice please review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdSpc0EZpnk
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
3131 Intermediate Shawl Shaping: Design Your Own Shawl from Start to Finish without Charts or Math Jennifer Miller
If you are ready to design your own shawl, this class is for you. We will tackle the basics of shawl shaping, texture, and combining color. Learn the basic geometry of the triangle, cresent, and heart-shaped shawl while focusing on personal design. You will create the shawl size and features you prefer. Class covers several shawl starting methods including garter tab, creating texture, and striping/gradation. Learn some easy lace, picot, and other edgings.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
8074 Intermediate Creating FAB Crochet Fabrics: Unlocking your Inner Textile Designer Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
If you are interested in learning how to create new and exciting stitch patterns that result in FAB fabrics for your projects, you should be in this class.
Whether you are fairly new at wielding a hook or if you are carrying around the experience of a crochet sage, this class will shed new light on how we create custom fabrics for our garments and home décor designs and will give you the knowledge and skills for creating your own custom crochet fabrics.
In this class we'll teach you our evolving stitches method for creating and testing crochet fabric. We will start at the beginning with some strong base stitches that you will probably already know and evolve those stitches step-by-step into fabrics that are as different as tree bark and tapioca. Then, we’ll work on some stitches that you might not be so familiar with and apply the same principles to them resulting in unique and FAB custom fabrics made by your own two hands!
By the time we’re finished, you will have an understanding of how to create fabrics from the inside out and you will have the tools for experimenting with designing your own beautiful custom crochet fabrics.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
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?
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     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.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
6017 Advanced Challenging Stitches From Japanese Designs, Part 1 Gayle Roehm
Every knitter loves to discover new and interesting stitch patterns. This class will give you a chance to try a few unusual stitches that I’ve found in Japanese garment patterns. We’ll review the standard symbols used in these designs, then swatch four or five stitches that you may not have seen before. You don’t need to know how to read a Japanese pattern, but you do need to be comfortable knitting from charts. Some of the charts are difficult to interpret, and some of the stitches may be complicated to execute, so bring an adventuresome attitude — they're all fun! You may find them useful in your own designs. The class aims to remove the fear from tackling complex charts, so you can approach just about any Japanese chart with confidence.
Note: Must be very comfortable knitting from charted stitch patterns. Some familiarity with Japanese stitch symbology is useful but not required.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2011 Intermediate Buttonholes and Bands For Better Cardigans Leslye Solomon
Learn all about making the most professional cardigans with the neatest bands and perfect buttonholes sized for the buttons you want. Practice a variety of Leslye's favorite buttonholes. See how easily you can space the buttons. Enjoy the confidence you'll have when you can turn a vague pattern direction into buttonband success.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
3137 Intermediate Sleeves are a Breeze! Kennita Tully
I have designed a lot of vests, and lately I've been hearing, "If only it had sleeves...". It's easy to add sleeves to a vest once you understand the structure of the sleeve. This class will have you thinking sleeves are a breeze from now on.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5095 Easy Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit in the Round Beth Whiteside
Love knitting in the round, but have trouble with small circumferences? Tried it a few times but still intimidated by that cord connecting the sticks? We’ll go over the basics of knitting around on circular needles of all lengths for making knitwear of all sizes. Learn how stitch patterns are worked when you go round and round and round. Once you’ve practiced the old standard techniques (16 and 24” circulars and double-points), we’ll go over two newer methods, the 2-circulars and Magic Loop. When you head home, you'll be ready to finish our class projects, a neck warmer and fingerless mitts!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
8075 Intermediate Modern Irish Crochet Myra Wood
Irish crochet has exploded across the globe in recent years! Magazines like Duplet from Russia feature a whole new, multi-color vision of a long treasured technique. Rather than using tiny hooks and cobweb thread, learn how to create incredible Irish crochet inspired work with size 10 thread and an A/2mm or B/2.75mm hook. You'll learn how to interpret Russian charts and symbols and how to crochet motifs. Tons of examples will be shown!
Thursday 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm     SOLD OUT
No skills required Fantasy Fashion Bingo Steven Berg
Get ready for a night of fabulous fashion and bawdy bingo with your host, StevenBe at STITCHES West 2017! A wild prequel companion to the STITCHES West fashion show (on Friday night), this Thursday evening event features a runway show of the unusual and unexpected―Steven's specialty! In between our models strutting their stuff, sit up and get your daubers ready for some StevenBe-I-N-G-O with fabulous prizes from your favorite brands.

Note: This is event is free for people who have purchased The Works or Almost the Works packages.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
4100 Easy Wrapped in Warmth: The Shetland Hap Shawl Denise Bell
Not all Shetland shawls are knit from skinny yarn and can pass through a wedding ring. While we love those that do, the traditional Shetland Hap Shawl is generally knit with jumper-weight (fingering-weight) yarn in the natural colors of true Shetland-bred sheep.
In this class we're going to add a little twist to the traditional everyday Shetland shawl. Bring 3 to 5 solid-colored fingering-weight non-superwash wool yarns to class. While the traditional choices are natural sheep colors, your swatch need not be so. Scraps of 100-200 yards are perfectly fine for our swatch. (There is a time and place for multicolored superwash sock yarns, but this is neither.)
For this class you'll choose one of your colors as your main color and plan the others to coordinate a pleasing palette. We'll discuss traditional techniques and color placement in class and work on a swatch to learn the basics of modern Hap Shawl construction. Finally, we'll discuss how to block/dress a Hap Shawl.
Note: Should have some chart reading experience.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5150 Intermediate Never Look Up the Kitchener Stitch Again! Lorilee Beltman
Do you have to look up instructions for the Kitchener Stitch graft every time you work it? Learn this essential skill, then memorize it by using economized moves and training your eyes and fingers to work together. We'll work it in stockinette stitch first, proceed to garter stitch, and then work one option for grafting ribbing. Imagine being able to take a phone call while grafting. You can do it! Realize this is not a class for grafting in any pattern, but rather it is aimed at an understanding and to memorizing the basics.

Once you have become comfortable with the technique, we'll look at existing patterns for opportunities to refine your knitting. You can plan your way to a more professional, finished look by exchanging one of these grafts for what is called for in the pattern.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
3141 Easy Big City Knits in a Hot Minute Steven Berg
No rules fun, fast, and furious knit and crochet with StevenBe! Capture this season's hot trends right off the runway and make them this weekend! Explore the use of large circular knitting needles and with uber chunky yarns and combinations of fibers that will blow your mind. You will be inspired by his creative use of both traditional and non-traditional fibers and how to use them in unconventional ways.
This workshop is intended to power up your creative juices and boost your imagination into overdrive. You will become comfortable using unconventional yarns with unconventional gauges and needle sizes and cast on simple knits with unusual techniques and Glitter Knitter flair that capture the concept of relaxing and thoroughly enjoying your knitting. Steven will review current trends and hot projects from his designer collections. This fashion and art presentation is interjected with anecdotes from Steven's past in the world of high fashion and the inspiration he finds in his travels around the world. Break free from the rules of the pattern because there's no such thing as mistakes, only variations!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1068 Advanced Color Play Jill Bigelow Suttell
Ready for the ultimate knitting challenge? Let’s try combining stranded (Fair Isle) and Intarsia color techniques. The key is learning to work Fair Isle from the ‘wrong’ side. Class will cover: Fair Isle basics, Intarsia basics, knitting left to right, working with yarn in both hands. Also included are tips and tricks to avoid holes, minimize tangles and slip stitches.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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     SOLD OUT
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
5006 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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1063 Intermediate Designing and Charting Your Own Original Cables Lily Chin
You've done many cables before and want to get into more complex cable patterns. Maybe you even want to design your own. Learn how cable patterns are actually formed: what are the basic traits, characteristics, and manipulations? When you get a better understanding of how cable patterns work, not only can you follow the directions a whole lot better, but fewer mistakes are made. You may even be able to look at a cable pattern and figure out how to work it even without written directions!
Note: Must be comfortable reading knitting symbols or reading stitch charts. Must have worked several cables before.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4099 Intermediate Bead up Your Knitting Judith Durant
Add some sparkle to your knits! In this class you’ll make a small sampler bag that uses five different methods for incorporating beads into your knitting. You’ll learn three methods using beads strung on your knitting yarn, one method using beads strung on a separate strand of yarn, and one method for adding beads individually with a crochet hook. In class we'll complete half of the sampler bag, incorporating all five techniques, which you can finish on your own. Once learned, you can bring these techniques into any knitting project.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4019 Easy How do your Socks get Striped with Knit One Below? Elise Duvekot
Learn the knit-one-below technique as you make socks with stripes that are vertical rather than horizontal. The stretchy fabric hugs the foot, making it fit perfectly. Your sock will have an unusual heel and matching toe: all of these features add up to create a two-color sock that is a far cry from conventional socks.
Note: Must have experience making socks.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
8068 Easy Crochet Confidence Edie Eckman
You've got the basic crochet stitches down pat, but you still have questions. How do I tell the right side from the wrong side? Why are my edges crooked? How do I decrease without making a hole? How do I weave in ends invisibly and securely? How do I read a pattern? If these and similar questions plague your crochet, now's the time to clear up the confusion. No matter your level of crochet experience, if you have questions, then this is the class for you! You may even find answers to questions you didn't know you had. Crocheters of all experience levels are welcome. Leave class ready to tackle your next project with confidence! (Students enrolled in the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Instructors Program will find this class helpful.)
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
5229 Intermediate Thumbs-Up Continental Knitting Candace Eisner Strick
Learn continental knitting and purling the Candace-way that eliminates almost all motion. Two fingers do it all, and one is your thumb! You won't believe how lazy your wrists will become once they stop doing all the exercise! Your knitting and purling will become so smooth and fast that you will be begging to knit a seed stitch full-length coat.
Note: Must be willing to use the non-dominant hand.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5013 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.
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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
1071 Intermediate Fabulous Fair Isle Karen Frisa
Fair Isle knitting is a traditional method for creating beautiful garments using only two colors per round. Knitting it is like eating candy: just one more piece; just one more round. Learn to hold a yarn in each hand to create the lovely patterns while starting a winter hat. We will also cover tacking floats on the wrong side of the piece, discuss steeking, and, if time permits, discuss some ways to disguise the "jog" that can happen at the beginning of round.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
5270 Intermediate A Sense of Proportion: A Glorious Compendium of Methods for Knitting without Tapes and Rulers Franklin Habit
A tape measure is wonderful thing. So is a knitting pattern. But have you dreamt of being freed from both, and working your way from cast-on to finished garment using neither one nor the other? You can. The history of knitting is full of time-tested methods for using the proportions of the human body–and of the knitting itself–to determine stitch counts, shapings, and measurements to yield garments with a custom fit. In this class–part lecture, part practice–students will learn about useful relative proportions of the human body, as well as formulae and folklore for hats, mittens, socks, shawls, and fitted upper garments. And yes, you’ll need a tape measure…but not for long.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
7106 No skills required Felt Applique on your Own Knit Scarf Cecilia Ho
Bring a knit scarf and learn to 2D needle felt a personalized statement piece. This project will be great hands-on fun as you learn 2D applique needle felting.

You will learn how to use a felting needle to add special patterns directly onto your favorite knitted scarf, hat, or sweater! Everyone is encouraged to put his/her own personality into each creation! Best of all, no sewing machine, thread, or sewing needle are required. Let's join Cecilia and have fun adding special embellishments using applique needle felting technique.

Materials fee: $10 includes felting needle, felting foam, and wool top.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5128 Easy Navajo Knitting Michelle Hunter
Magically turn lace weight yarn into worsted-weight yarn with Navajo knitting, also known as chain plying. Navajo knitting triple plies yarn from one skein without cutting or dividing the skein. This is a perfect use for that large skein of lace yarn hiding in your stash, or that cone of handspun that is begging to be knit!

Learn the basics of the technique plus how to alternate triple and single plies within a project to create sheer stripes, a big trend in today's fashion. Begin a beautiful scarf using all of the above methods. WARNING: This technique is addicting!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
5276 Intermediate Fantastic Cast-ons & Bind-offs Patty Lyons
How you start and end a project is an important decision. There are so many amazing cast-ons and bind-offs, I’ve gathered some of my favorite and most practical. We will go over great cast-ons and bind-offs for lace, for rib, and more. We will also look at pairing cast-ons and bind-offs that look great together. Let’s start and end with a bang!
Note: Must know the long-tail cast-on (in slingshot position).
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
4089 Easy Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket Explicated! Jennifer Miller
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket is a very charming, adaptable, and useful pattern that works, as written, for newborns through toddlers. This famous pattern must be easy to knit since tens of thousands of them have been made over the years—and that counts only those posted on Ravelry! EZ's pattern and writing style is famously conversational but not particularly linear. With this class and the basic pattern, you will be able to make it quickly! In fact, it's quite easy and lends itself to endless creativity. Jennifer has constructed dozens of the jackets in all sizes and will share her own annotation to the basic instructions.
Note: Must have the Baby Surprise Jacket instructions from Schoolhouse Press.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
6124-1 Easy Weave the Center, Knit the Edge: The Ligeia Stole Workshop (Part 1) John Mullarkey
The Ligeia Stole brings together two ancient arts—weaving and knitting—to create a finished piece that's both striking and elegant. In this full-day workshop, designers Franklin Habit and John Mullarkey will guide you through all the necessary steps, from weaving and joining the beautifully patterned elements of the pin-woven center; through the knitting-on of the matched lace edging. You won't believe how simple the tools and techniques are, and how quickly your own treasured stole will come together. No previous weaving experience is required!
Note: This is a two part class, you must also sign up for 6124-2 with Franklin Habit on Friday PM. You cannot take one part without the other.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
7104 No skills required Stitch & Click: Photographing your Fibers Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Nothing is more disappointing than finishing a FAB fiber project and not being able to take an equally FAB photo of it. In Stitch & Click we will show you how to take great photos that show off your stitch and fiber work.


Don’t have an expensive camera or fancy photography studio equipment? No worries! We will show you simple tips and tricks to use what you have around the house to create photos that will really show off all that hard work you put into your handmade projects.

In this class we’ll teach you the basics of how all cameras work whether you have a DSLR, or a mobile device. We’ll learn where to find the right light for photographing any handmade project, how to create a professional environment for taking your photos, explore a few downloadable apps to assist you in your quest for the perfect photo, and give you one sure-fire tip that is certain to take your photos from drab to FAB. We'll even share our favorite DIY solutions so you can set up great photos at home without breaking the bank! Finally, we’ll practice hands-on so you get experience setting up your own stage and lighting for a signature look and receive immediate feed-back from the experts. By the time this course is through you’ll have all the information needed to step boldly into basic product and consumer photography and take FAB photos that truly show off your work!

Goals
• Basic understanding of a good photo
• Learn the unique qualities of fiber projects that create special photography issues… and how to overcome each one
• Understand how to use any digital camera, point and shoot, and even camera phones to get great results
• Learn about DIY camera equipment you already have in your house
• Take a GREAT photo… or two…
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
6112 Intermediate Basic Double Knitting Techniques Sarah Peasley
Double knitting is pure magic. Using one method, a piece worked back and forth opens up as if it had been knit in the round. Using another method, the image created on the front of the fabric will appear in reverse image on the back. Learn both methods to create a small bag and a two-sided coaster while practicing appropriate cast-on, bind-off, and chart-reading techniques.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5155 Advanced Double-knitting Lace Alasdair Post-Quinn
Alasdair says it best: "The more I double-knit, the more possibilities open up before me. I love the possibilities of lace, the elegant shapes and flowing forms that can be generated with just a few holes and decreases. As I push the boundaries of double-knitting, how could I not try double-knit lace? It turns out that there are myriad ways to do it and not all of them are interchangeable."

In this workshop you'll learn 3 of these methods of double-knit openwork and the pros and cons of each. 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 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.)
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5033 Advanced Understanding Japanese Knitting Patterns Gayle Roehm
Many knitters have recently discovered the intriguing world of Japanese hand-knitting patterns. Japanese designers are creative and innovative, and their designs use beautiful stitchwork and impeccable details. You’ll see that a Japanese pattern is presented in an almost entirely graphic format, which is quite accessible to a western knitter once certain conventions are explained.

This full-day class is aimed at those who would like to make a garment from a Japanese pattern. We’ll learn how to 'read' a schematic, including how to interpret shaping notation. We'll cover how to find basic information such as gauge, yarn requirements, and needle sizing. We’ll also examine the symbols used in stitch charts, which are standard among all Japanese publishers, and we’ll make some swatches to become familiar with Japanese symbology. Bring any Japanese patterns that you may have questions about.
Note: Must be very comfortable knitting from charts.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
4105 Easy Knit a Beautiful Log Cabin Throw Leslye Solomon
This is truly one of the most enjoyable projects a knitter can do. It is easy, and the majority of the work is very portable. You'll love every minute of working with the beautiful colors found in this yarn. The end result is a magnificent and warm work of art. Learn the tricks to making the squares and the magical technique to invisibly join it into one gorgeous, impressive throw.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
4111 Intermediate Knit your first top-down sweater! Stacey Trock
Have you been wanting to knit a sweater, but feel... daunted? Then this is the class for you! We'll be knitting a miniature version of the easiest type of sweater to make: the top-down raglan. There are no seams to sew up and no separate sleeves to attach. You'll learn all of the basics of sweater-making: reading the pattern for properly-placed increases, discussing virtues of different types of increases, how to successfully separate the body and sleeves and tricks for picking up stitches with no tears! In this 3 hour class, you should expect to finish all of the tricky bits of your mini-sweater, and leave feeling confident to start your own one! Whether your goal is a baby sweater or one for yourself, you'll have all of the skills under your belt. I will teach this class using double-point needles. However, if you feel fully confident in an alternative technique (such as magic loop or two circulars), feel free to substitute. The course will not provide instruction for how to do these alternatives.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
3136 Intermediate Side-to-Side: Shaping with Short Rows Kennita Tully
Learn the pros and cons of knitting side-to-side instead of the traditional bottom-up method. We’ll talk about alternate methods of shaping and why short rows are a perfect match. While knitting a miniature sweater, we’ll work through the different techniques involved including various ways to do short rows.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
7111 No skills required Dye Your Own Yarn Jennifer Vancalcar
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at dyeing your own yarn? Indie Dyer Jennifer Vancalcar of Holiday Yarns brings you this exciting new Dye-Your-Own class. Students will receive 1 skein of yarn to dye in the colors of their choosing. Learn how to hand paint yarn to produce beautiful tonal, variegated, or pooling effects when knit. Along the way, students will also learn some color theory. At the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful skein of one-of-a-kind sock yarn created by you!
Materials fees: $25 for the yarn you will be dyeing (Holiday Yarns’ Flocksock Sock Yarn: 75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5002 Easy Portuguese Style of Knitting Andrea Wong
During this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to learn about the history 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. Students will learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch, increases, decreases, cast on and bind off. A project will be given to practice all techniques described in class for complete understanding.
Optional
Material Fee: $5.00 for knitting pin.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6064 Advanced Twisted Traveling Stitches Anna Zilboorg
Austrian twisted travelling stitches create patterns in high relief that resemble woodcarvings. They can also provide a wonderful base for embroidery. They require a few special techniques (among them, how to interpret the special charts), careful knitting, and some practice, but are well worth the effort. This class will focus on flat knitting, which is much harder than working these patterns in the round 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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6208 Intermediate Fun Fabrics for Continental Knitters Lorilee Beltman
Any style of knitting is equally valid. One should always knit in the style that pleases them. If you are a continental knitter, I invite you to explore with me some knitting textures and patterns that are, if I may be frank, a bit easier or more swiftly accomplished in the continental style. We're talking about textures that involve lots of needle gymnastics, or lots of bringing the yarn forward and backward.
I've hunted for textures and colorwork that you are unlikely to have tried before. Among them: Tunisian knit stitch, Estonian lace with nupps, and colorwork variations. Come ready to play.
Note: You must be comfortable knitting in continental style.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1042 Easy Annetarsia: Intarsia in the Round Anne Berk
Yes, you can knit intarsia in the round—with no seam! This can be the answer for working a motif on knit socks or hats. Learn techniques to manage yarns, bury ends, and read charts when working non-stranded color work in the round. We will practice with a simple motif. You will be amazed at how quickly and easily you will produce professional results.
Note: Some experience with traditional intarsia and working from color charts will be helpful but is not required.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
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     SOLD OUT
2003 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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3096 No skills required Draping a Pattern: a Demonstration Lily Chin
There are many ways to draft an original pattern. Draping is one of them and is never talked about nor covered in knitting. With commercial knit fabric, we will construct garments on 2 volunteers and use this 'mock up' as a basis for our knitting. We will transpose the pieces onto gridded marker paper then plug in our gauge and figure out areas of simplification. Motifs may be previewed, stitch patterns 'tried out,' and details tested. Most importantly, a personal and customized fit will be ensured.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
7006 No skills required Knitting Happily Ever After: Ergonomics for Knitters Carson Demers
Ever known a knitter who hasn't said, "Just one more row"? Me neither! I'll bet they've also complained of aches and pains while knitting. In this class, you'll learn how knitting effects the 'fabric that makes the fabric'—your body and see how your knitting technique impacts your efficiency and productivity. By completing a Risk of Injury assessment in class, you'll learn how knitting contributes to those aches and pains throughout your body. But more importantly, you'll learn how to reduce them. A little knowledge and some simple changes can keep you knitting comfortably and safely ever after. Students who've taken this class have said that it should be "required learning for all knitters regardless of experience level and it's as important as the knit and purl stitches!" This class is taught by a passionate knitter who is also a physical therapist.
Note: This class is not an individual knitting assessment.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
3143 Advanced Pattern Writing Workshop Edie Eckman
Designers, make yourself understood! Knitters and crocheters, decipher those cryptic patterns! Do you struggle with the wording of patterns? Do you spend lots of time answering (or asking) questions? Is it possible to have too many words in a pattern, or too few? How do tech editors and test stitchers help clarify pattern language? What happens when designers don't really know how to make themselves understood? We will look at specific pattern examples for both knit and crochet and examine what works best in various situations. Students will have the opportunity to have their own patterns reviewed anonymously, and will receive suggestions to improve their pattern-writing skills. The benefit of having an entire class working together is that we get a variety of viewpoints!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4103 Intermediate Morphing a Mobius Candace Eisner Strick
A mobius shawl? What the…… ?? It’s true; it can be done, and you get the geometric beauty of a mobius framing your face. Factor in the added benefit that it will keep your shawl on your shoulders through a hurricane! In this class we will learn the super-easy cast-on to start your mobius from the spine and work outwards. Learn when and how many stitches to bind-off so you can morph directly into a shawl. The knitting is pleasant and easy to do, and it yields spectacular results.
Note: Must be familiar with circular knitting.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2044 Intermediate Zip, Button, Tie: Creative Closures Margaret Fisher
Learn a number of attractive and functional closures for garments. Start by practicing and mastering all of the steps of placing a zipper in a fabric. Understand how to avoid puckers and make sure the zipper fits the opening. Then have fun making I-cord and crocheted buttons. See how they can add a nice visual touch, especially when worked in fancy yarns. Finally, focus on using drawstrings and ties as fastenings. See how zippers, buttons, and ties can accent your work and make it special.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5208 Intermediate Mysterious Illusion Knitting Karen Frisa
Unlock the mysteries of illusion knitting (also called shadow knitting). This fabric looks like stripes, but can reveal a secret image when viewed from the side. Using garter stitch and stockinette stitch, we'll learn to create the fabric's interesting texture—which is what creates the image. We'll look at two different ways to chart illusion patterns while working a swatch to practice the techniques.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6124-2 Easy Weave the Center, Knit the Edge: The Ligeia Stole Workshop (Part 2) Franklin Habit
The Ligeia Stole brings together two ancient arts—weaving and knitting—to create a finished piece that's both striking and elegant. In this full-day workshop, designers Franklin Habit and John Mullarkey will guide you through all the necessary steps, from weaving and joining the beautifully patterned elements of the pin-woven center; through the knitting-on of the matched lace edging. You won't believe how simple the tools and techniques are, and how quickly your own treasured stole will come together. No previous weaving experience is required!
Note: This is a two-part class, you must also sign up for 6124-1 with John Mullarkey on Friday AM. You cannot take one part without the other.
You must be comfortable knitting from lace charts.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7107 No skills required Wet Felt Soap + Pod Vessel Cecilia Ho
Explore wet felting by working on several basic projects. Discover how to create seamless 3D felted pieces with just wool fibers and hot soapy water. Students will also learn techniques using resists to create special patterns.
Materials fee: $15 includes resist and wool top.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5230 Intermediate Short Row Round Up Michelle Hunter
Do you avoid patterns with short rows? Do you know only one method of working short rows? Are you unhappy with the appearance of your short rows? Join me for a round up of short row techniques that will give you the confidence and expertise to short row like a pro!

In class we will work a multiple of short rows methods, including garter Japanese and German short rows, discovering which one is best suited to your tension and/or project. We will also learn ways to sneak short rows into your knitting with surprising results.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5277 Intermediate HELP! I Took a Wrong Turn: Miraculous Cable Fixes Patty Lyons
Cables are beautiful and intricate, but oh my—do mistakes jump out. No need to live with them anymore. Crossed the wrong way, or on the wrong row, or did you even forget a cable entirely? No problem! If fear of fixing mistakes has kept you from trying out larger cable projects, no need to fear. We will master fixes while your stitches are still on the needle as well as some pretty amazing fixes you can make to your cables after your stitches have been bound off. Go back and fix those past knitting mistakes—help is here!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1055 Intermediate Color Confidence with Handpainted Yarns Jennifer Miller
If you've got a few (or many) skeins of lovely handpainted yarn but don't know what to do with them, this class is for you! Jennifer, a designer of hand-dyed yarns, will show and teach the most spectacular ways to show off your special skeins. Learn fearless color combining, innovative ways to work with 2 or more skeins of handpaints, color theory, and more. Focus on the creation of socks and shawls as well as mitts and scarves.
Learn to visualize how a handpainted, multicolor skein will knit up and how to work with long and short-color repeats. Explore stitches that avoid unsightly color pooling and flashing. Practice several stitch patterns and their variations that show off multicolored yarn including chevron, linen stitch, feather and fan, and mitered squares. Leave with beautiful samples of knitted handpaints as well as the confidence and resources to create lovely pieces on your own!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7103 No skills required Ply-split Braided Scarf John Mullarkey
Literally what it sounds like, learn to split the plies of commercial 2-ply or 4-ply yarn to create a colorful braided scarf. Using a grip-fid and commercial yarn, start on a scarf while learning the basics of ply-split braiding, a very old cloth making technique. The interaction between the yarn colors as one yarn splits another is a fascinating and fun effect.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
8069 Easy Couture Finishing for Knit and Crochet Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Master sewists and finishers work for years to perfect their finishing skills and they are sought out by couture designers for those skills to give their work the flawless finishes it deserves. Likewise, you’ve worked hard to make your stitching skills the best they can be so you can produce FAB fabrics for your handmade projects. Now it’s time to bring those finishing skills up to the next level.

There is no arguing the point that FAB finishing is the key to producing handmade projects that have that extra little something that makes them stand out from the crowd. In our Couture Finishing class, we will share with you the professional finishing skills we use every day in our design studio to create the Shibaguyz Designz line of crochet and knit garments, accessories, and home décor. We will break down each step of the finishing process from blocking to weaving in ends to flawless seaming and will take the drudgery out of finishing to help make the finishing process just as much fun as the stitching. Imagine your satisfaction when you stand back and look at the flawless finishing techniques that make your project look like it was made by the hands of a pro!

Yup… we’re going to share it all… our professional finishing secrets learned from yearns and years of couture hand sewing will be revealed to YOU! You will be able to use these professional finishing techniques to take your skills from good to great… even FAB!
Goals
Understanding and application of professional finishing techniques:
• Blocking
• End Cap Finishing Stitch
• Locking Mattress Stitch and Mattress Stitch for sewing invisible seams
• Setting in uneven seams (like sleeve caps!)
• Setting in the perfect zipper and customizing zipper length

Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6212 Easy Basic Entrelac Techniques Sarah Peasley
Take some tilty squares and triangles, add a fancy French name, and you get a totally addicting stitch pattern! Whether they lean to the right or to the left, whether they're right side up of upside down, you'll learn all of the building blocks you need to make any entrelac pattern. Bonus skills: knitting backward and flawless color changes.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5232 Advanced Double-knitting Off the Grid Alasdair Post-Quinn
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.)
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5267 Intermediate Loosen up with Asymmetry Kennita Tully
You know asymmetry is hot! It's all over the runways in one form or another. It's time to free yourself from the box! Learn to spice it up with short rows, color changes, hem-length variations, and so much more. Get skewed with asymmetry!

We'll do some serious brainstorming on all the ways we can add asymmetry to our knits, then you'll have the chance to come up with some creations of your own! This class will explore some basic techniques to make it easy for you to challenge yourself to new levels. Learn to play with color sequences, patterning changes, ruffles, even pleats to skew your knit!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
1070 Intermediate Gradient Magic Myra Wood
Yarns that graduate from one color into the next may be called many things—long color repeats, self striping, ombres—but they can all be used in endless creative ways. Learn how to separate a ball of yarn to make it appear to be several balls of the same yarn in different colors. Find out how to make the most of those balls and how different techniques highlight their usage. We’ll play with stitch patterns that create wonderful effects by using parts of the balls in different ways.
Friday 6:30 pm - 9:30 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  
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     SOLD OUT
2057 Intermediate Magic Tricks with Wires, Pins, and Frames Denise Bell
Every lace shawl knitter talks about the "magic" of blocking. Turning a puddle of finished lace knitting into a striking shawl takes more than just the waving of a magic wand. It also takes tools and attention to detail. In this class we will look at typical shawl shapes and discuss how to use blocking wires, pins, rulers, foam mats, a towel, and a yard stick to stretch and pin them for maximum jaw-dropping lace effect. A variety of shawls will be on hand, but students are welcome to bring an additional lace shawl to facilitate discussion and demonstration.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
6207 Intermediate Colorful Cables Three Ways Lorilee Beltman
You don't have to choose between texture and color in your knitting. You can have both. In this class we'll knit 3 swatches, worked flat. In one motif we'll work 2-handed-stranded knitting with cables. In another, we'll try our hand at 2-stitch-wide cables offset by the main color. In a third, our colorful cables will travel over a reverse stockinette background. I'll have a fourth option in our handout, if there's time.
Speaking of having it both ways: we'll learn how to make these cables traditionally with a cable needle and be a little radical and learn to make them without!
Note: Students should be able to accomplish simple 2/2 right cross and left cross cables before attending this class.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5256 Easy Mix Your Six: A Game of Modifications Steven Berg
You've heard Steven say it, now experience it: a pattern is only a guideline! Pick six things from our playlist to create your custom Mixify Menu and find playful ways to incorporate them into a base pattern from a StevenBe accessory or garment pattern. Free yourself from the traditional boundaries of the pattern by learning to modify the written instructions to make your imagination come to life. Steven will teach you his famous tips and tricks while you learn to let go and knit with wild creative abandon.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
1065 Intermediate Round and Round We Go! Anne Berk
Converting from working flat to circular knitting can be tricky for certain techniques. Learn to work stripes circularly to minimize the appearance of a seam, with several techniques for “jogless jog”, as well as Mattress stitch for when an invisible seam is preferred. We will explore Annetarsia ITR (“In the round”) for intarsia worked circularly, and will cover how to change colors for stranded knitting without having any ends to weave in.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5234 Intermediate Cables Front and Back Jill Bigelow Suttell
Cables make a beautifully textured fabric on the front—but what about the back? With little effort, you can make the back look just as pretty as the front. Try several different reversible cables and even design your own.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
3140 Intermediate Mapping Lace Scarves J C Briar
Traditional lace charts can be tricky to decipher, especially if they contain “no-stitch” symbols. But stitch maps are different. These special grid-free charts unlock the secrets of lace patterns, exposing landmarks and other aids to successful lace knitting. Learn about stitch maps, and become skilled in using them to minimize mistakes while knitting. Practice in class by designing and starting a simple lace scarf.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1039 Intermediate Magic Number Knitting Expanded Laura Bryant
If you have fooled around with patterning hand-dyed yarn and want to go further, this class is for you! You'll spend three fast-paced hours swatching different approaches to intentional patterning, and gain skill at manipulating your knitting to force colors to do your will.
Note: You must know how to find a Magic Number. You must have experience in Intentional Patterning.
Materials fee: $5.00.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2026 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.
Note: You need to be comfortable with a basic crochet chain.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3008 Intermediate Custom Fitting Existing Patterns Lily Chin
Many patterns are available, but often you want to change the neckline, lengthen the sleeves, etc. Find out how to personalize the fit of a pattern for yourself or those you knit for. See how small alterations can make a garment hang better. Learn easy alternatives to drop shoulders. These simple refinements don't require extensive pattern re-writes but produce great results.
Note: This class does not cover extensive pattern sizing and fit alterations.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
7009 No skills required Applying Ergonomic Techniques to Your Knitting Carson Demers
Learn the basics of knitting’s ergonomics and the put them into practice in this unique class. You’ll learn everything from neutral postures to optimal tensioning techniques to help you be a comfortable, lifelong knitter. We’ll apply various strategies that can improve your productivity, efficiency and comfort. Working in small groups you’ll examine your 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 to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse including walking while you knit. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with basic knit purl stitches.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
5265 Intermediate Increase, Decrease Judith Durant
Based on her new book Increase, Decrease: 99 Step-by-Step Methods, Judith will teach you what to consider when choosing a shaping method and how to execute the chosen technique. Increase and decrease stitches can be decorative or nearly invisible, and using them intentionally can bring your knitting to a whole new level. We'll also look at shaping in both textured and multicolored patterns.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6010 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.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
8072 Easy Understanding Symbol Crochet Edie Eckman
More and more crochet patterns are using international crochet symbols. With symbol crochet, you can see what your stitch pattern is supposed to look like and see the relationship of stitches to one another. Many crocheters find this way of presenting patterns easier to follow than written-out instructions, allowing them to avoid mistakes before they happen! Learn the fundamentals of symbol crochet and see how this universal crochet "language" makes it easy to read patterns from any country.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am 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 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3122 Advanced Demystifying Set-in Sleeves Margaret Fisher
Sweaters with set-in sleeves have an attractive silhouette and fit the body well, but the caps can be tricky to shape and seam.
 
Learn the shape and construction of a sleeve cap which is knit from bottom to top (underarm to shoulder) and how it fits into the body of a sweater. Knit a sample cap using the shaping calculations and techniques, decrease placement, and refinements that ensure a perfect fit. Learn and practice the seaming techniques which make your set-in sleeves look beautiful.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
5274 Easy Learn From Your Swatch Karen Frisa
Your swatch can save you from investing a lot of time in a garment only to realize that the hand isn't right, you're about to run out of yarn, or the dye has run. Learn how to make a swatch that will help you to foresee these problems and overcome them. Learn how to take accurate gauge measurements from your swatch, and what to do with those measurements to insure that your garment will fit. Find out what you can learn from your swatch and make it work for you!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
6091 Intermediate Knitted Tessellations: Playful and Powerful Patterns in Practice (Deluxe Edition) Franklin Habit
A hands-on introduction to the creation of tessellations: motifs that interlock without gaps or overlaps. Tessellations are as old and pervasive as design itself; they can be found in some of the most ancient examples of human craft, and were famously used in the modern era by the artist M.C. Escher.

In this class, we will begin by discussing the theories behind tessellating, and put into practice the basic techniques for designing new tessellated patterns in hand-knitted fabrics. In this expanded, six-hour edition we will also delve into eleven varieties of symmetry, and use them to create striking, original new designs.
Note: Fluency in the basics of knitting in the round (or, if it is the student’s preference, speed-swatching or flat stranded colorwork). Students are offered the choice of working in knit/purl texture patterns or in two-color (stranded) knitting; those choosing the latter should be adept at it. A sense of humor, a taste for adventure, and a reasonable ability to concentrate are strongly advised.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3013 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 lie 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.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7108 No skills required 3D Wool Charm Needle Felting (level 1) Cecilia Ho
Natural wool fibers can work wonders! Learn to use a felting needle to build sculptured wool creations as you create a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly, wool ornament. Make an adorable sheep in various natural color combos of white, black, gray, and brown.Then use yours as a Christmas ornament, auto rear-view mirror charm, handbag charm, or even a baby mobile!
Materials fee: $5 includes felting needle, wool top, and elastic cord.   
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
4104 Intermediate Navajo Intarsia Michelle Hunter
This magical technique combines Navajo Knitting and Intarsia to create opaque motifs on a sheer background. Unlike traditional Intarsia, only one skein is used at a time with no interlocking or ends to weave in. It's fast, fun and easy to learn! Previous experience with Navajo knitting and Intarsia are not required.

All of the basics of Navajo Intarsia will be covered while creating a swatch for the stunning shawl, Spotted Fever. The whimsical wrap features opaque polka dots dancing on a sheer background. Using fingering weight yarn, the pattern is available in two sizes -both perfect for warming the shoulders on a chilly evening. During the session we will be swatching and beginning the shawl - be sure to bring a fabulous yarn to showcase the design!

We will also explore ways to incorporate the technique into an endless array of design possibilities.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
7101 Easy Color Blending on the Loom Deborah Jarchow
Learn the secrets for blending the colors in your weaving. Have you looked at some of the gorgeous color packs so many dyers are making and wondered how to best use them in your weaving? By using one of those color packs and the techniques you learn in this class, you can create a piece that blends the colors beautifully! Colors will be mixed in both the warp and the weft so the gradients flow together almost invisibly. This technique can provide the basis for many future exciting projects!
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3120 Intermediate It's a Swing Thing Barry Klein
Taking a regular sweater or jacket and adding swing by a means of short rows or increase/decrease shaping can take a garment from okay to fantastic. Learn the different methods for doing this and how placement and choice of shaping can make the difference. We will experiment with different stitch patterns, style choices, and fashion options, so it will be clear how to make this work on the garments you knit. Lots of finished projects will be in class to show how it all works. This is a great hands-on class.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
3135 Intermediate Customizing Sweater Patterns Patty Lyons
How many times have you thought, ”I’d like that sweater but I wish it had . . . “. Learn the simple math to change basic sweater elements. Using a simple pattern as a base, we will work through changing a crew-neck to a V-neck, changing the sleeve length, adding waist shaping and more. Learn how working a sweater in a different gauge can be to your advantage. Make every sweater pattern your own!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7098 No skills required The Ultimate Band: Card Weaving Primer John Mullarkey
Tired of knitting I-cord? Bored with store-bought webbing? Learn the fundamentals of card weaving! This ancient portable weaving technique takes little investment in tools but produces the strongest, most durable, most beautiful bands imaginable for custom camera and guitar straps, belts, and straps for shoulder or carry bags, or facing for a cardigan. We will discuss the basics of reading a draft, warping a loom, and weaving a band. This style of card weaving is straightforward and easy to weave, but allows for very colorful repeating patterns.
Note: No prior weaving experience is necessary. Portable looms will be provided for the students to borrow.

Materials fee: $15 for 20 cards and 1 shuttle. 
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3133 Easy Fashion, Fit, Form, and Function: Designing Garments for EveryBODY Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
There are a million patterns in the naked city...yeah...a million...and wouldn’t it be nice if just ONE of them fit?!? Well, my friend, the search is OVER! Shannon and Jason will teach you the basics of fashion, fit, form, and function that we use daily as fashion designers. We're going to go deep into the minds of a designer and show you just what all this fit, ease, and drape talk is all about and what that means to YOU and YOUR body type and shape.

We'll start with making sure you can look at a pattern and KNOW if it's going to work for your body based on how the finished garment will sit on your body and how your body moves around inside the finished garment. You will learn how to make basic alterations to a pattern that you will be able to use for every garment you ever want to make...EVER...did we mention the ever part?

We will cover many questions. What measurements do I take from where and how do I apply them to my pattern? How do I make a garment that fits a certain style or body type? For whom am I making this and where will they wear it? Finally, how to take your swatch and convert that into a pattern.

Materials fee: $5 includes cardi pattern template with measurement and sizing charts; calculation worksheet 
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6108 Easy Basic Cable Techniques Sarah Peasley
Do you love those beautiful textures, but think cables are too difficult? Think again! Conquering cable knitting is simply a matter of knitting your stitches in the proper order.
Right leaning or left leaning, back and forth or in the round, with or without a cable needle, Sarah will help you get it all sorted out. And while we're at it, let's demystify those wacky chart symbols, and whip a few mis-crossed cables into shape.
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
5233 Intermediate A Sampler of Japanese Tips and Techniques Gayle Roehm
Japanese knitting patterns often include an interesting and useful technique. This class will introduce you to an assortment of techniques from Japanese patterns or technique books. The techniques aren't exclusively Japanese, but you'll probably find them useful additions to your skill set. We'll work through: two tubular cast-ons; a vertical buttonhole; Japanese crocheted bobbles; and several variations on the three-needle bindoff. (This class doesn't cover how to read Japanese patterns.)
Saturday 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.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
1064 Easy Painting on Knits Kennita Tully
Add color to your knits in a new way! Painting on knits is a fun and easy way to apply color. Try it with a freeform brush if you have the artist gene, or take the easy way out with stencils. The photo shows paint added to a few mosaic motifs. It's great for applying highlight colors to Fair Isle and intarsia, too. We'll explore working with stencils, painting by number (or stitches!) and freeform. The sky really is the limit. If this sounds daunting or too risky, consider embelllishing pockets or patches instead to really jazz up your knitting.
Material fee: $15 for paint, brushes, stencils.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
7111 No skills required Dye Your Own Yarn Jennifer Vancalcar
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at dyeing your own yarn? Indie Dyer Jennifer Vancalcar of Holiday Yarns brings you this exciting new Dye-Your-Own class. Students will receive 1 skein of yarn to dye in the colors of their choosing. Learn how to hand paint yarn to produce beautiful tonal, variegated, or pooling effects when knit. Along the way, students will also learn some color theory. At the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful skein of one-of-a-kind sock yarn created by you!
Materials fees: $25 for the yarn you will be dyeing (Holiday Yarns’ Flocksock Sock Yarn: 75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
8060 Easy Turkish Crochet Andrea Wong
Turkish bead crochet is not yet widespread in this country. It consists of a simple crochet technique resembling bead crochet, but the effects and possibilities are quite different. It only uses 2 crochet stitches, and they are the simplest ones: slip stitch and single crochet. The execution is easy and quick and it makes a great way to get rid of bead stashes (or start one!). The design itself is made by combining at least 2 different kinds of beads. Once you learn the principles of this method, it is very hard to stop making necklaces and bracelets, purse handles, and much more. The applications are endless!
Note: A basic knowledge of crochet is required.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3052 Intermediate Creative Knitting: Crazy Quilt Style Myra Wood
Learn how to design and knit in different directions to make a unique fabric based on an overall template rather than a specific pattern. A basic template will be provided to make a pillow or purse, but you'll learn how to make your own clothing templates as well.
Learn to combine triangles, squares, and rectangles to fill your shape like a jigsaw puzzle or traditional crazy quilt. We'll discuss how to knit shapes to exact sizes, ways to join as you go, and finishing and embellishing to complete your wearable work of art. You'll never look at your knitting (or your stash) the same way again!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
2024 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 knit stitches to create many different effects, both new and wonderful. Learn to incorporate back stitch, cable chain, Palestrina knot, cross stitch flower, and others into ribs, cables, and other stitches whether you are right- or left-handed.
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     SOLD OUT
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     SOLD OUT
5082 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Continental Knitting Introduction Lorilee Beltman
When you learn 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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
4101 Easy New Perspectives on Unique Garments & Amazing Accessories Steven Berg
Broaden your knitting horizons and change your life with StevenBe. This workshop is designed to be an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning Steven’s best tips and tricks. It will set you free from patterns as written and help you feel comfortable making your own modifications and design decisions. Allow StevenBe to help you release the hidden designer within.

Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create magical and unique garments and elaborate accessories (such as the Shawlvest). Start with your own cut-out shape and a base pattern from Steven and learn different methods of creating angles and edges, using modular knitting to add to the shape, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours.
Note: This class begins Saturday PM and concludes Sunday AM.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1066 Intermediate Stranded/Fair Isle Knitting—Improve Your Efficiency Anne Berk
Working with 2 colors on the same row can seem slow and confusing. In this class, explore different methods of knitting with 2 yarns at once, to find the best technique for you. While practicing, we will also explore color combinations and design elements that will allow you to customize your knitting and express your creativity.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
6095 Easy Slipped Stitch Mania Jill Bigelow Suttell
Slipped-stitch patterns allow you to add texture or to create the look of 2-color knitting while only using 1 color per row. Mosaic knitting (one form of slipped-stitch patterning) can bring to mind beautiful, Native American fiber art. There is no stranding, bobbins, or changing color within the row. We will explore different techniques, the do's and don'ts of this method of knitting, and how to read two types of charts.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3125 Intermediate Wedge Shawl Design J C Briar
Stunning shawls are often formed of lace 'wedges,' 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 Saturday afternoon and concludes on Sunday morning.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3054 Intermediate Pocket Possibilities; Before, During, and After Christine Bylsma
Knitted-in pockets are convenient, beautiful, and easy! Learn where to place pockets and how to determine the correct size as we explore patch, slit, and slash pockets that can be added at any stage in the knitting, even after the garment is done. Discover the secrets to lining and edges while avoiding sagging and 'grinning' pockets.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
7085 No skills required My Aching Hands (and Wrists)! Carson Demers
Few knitters don't complain about discomfort in their hands and wrists at some point in their knitting journey. New knitters, beware!
Learn what contributes to knitter's discomfort and, most importantly, how to avoid it. Unlearn techniques that don't serve to keep you knitting comfortably, learn to make choices to ease the work your hands do, and get some tips for making them better.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5272 Intermediate Bead Knitting 101 Judith Durant
Bead knitting is the way to go for creating pictorial designs. String beads following a charted design, then watch the pattern come alive as you knit (and purl) your piece. You can also use a random mix of beads to create a colorful and luscious beaded fabric. In this class you'll string beads onto your knitting yarn or thread, knit with a bead, purl with a bead and work a crochet beaded border.

Materials fee: $5 for beads and thread.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5228 Intermediate Avoiding the dreaded purl blips Elise Duvekot
Are you one of those knitters who would like to avoid the purl bumps that are visible on the reverse side when you change colors? The right side looks right, but the wrong side looks wrong. Would you like both faces of your shawls to look good as you fling them around your shoulders? Scarves, blankets, shawls and lapels are just a few of the items that will benefit greatly from these techniques.

Join Elise and you will learn how Knit One Below and a number of other techniques can overcome this dilemma. Some options are subtle, some are decorative, but all are preferable to those dreaded purl blips. Let’s get together and make the wrong side right.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5226 Easy UnLearn to Knit Edie Eckman
You learned the rules: Put your needle in this way, wrap your yarn that way. Now unlearn those rules to gain control of your knitting.
No matter how long you've been knitting or what your knitting style, understanding the structure of the knitted fabric and how the stitches are related to one another is the key to becoming an expert knitter. We'll have fun exploring what it really means to take a length of string and turn it into a fabric. You'll leave class with the confidence and ability to fix mistakes, take shortcuts, and be the master of your stitches.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3144 Intermediate Gores, Godets and Insets Candace Eisner Strick
Dressmakers know all about them, but knitters can use them too. While mostly confined to skirts and dresses, these little designer details can be added to sweater bottoms and sleeves, as well as skirts. They can be flattering, feminine, flirty, and elegantly interesting. Make some class samples while learning the difference between the three, then start brainstorming where to use them. They are fun, safe, and can use up small amounts of odd yarn.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
2006 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 selvedge 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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6143 Advanced Infinite Cables Karen Frisa
Do you love working standard cables but want to try something different? Rather than starting at the bottom of a piece and going all the way to the top, infinite cables begin out of nowhere and end before the top of the fabric. These cables, also called circular cables, continuous cables, and closed-ring cables, are unusual but make striking designs. We will learn to make both rounded and pointed beginnings and endings while working on a bag in class.
Note: Students should be comfortable working standard cables.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
4049 Easy Jogless Fibonacci Stripes Susanna Hansson
Your swatch for this class becomes a cute baby hat, striped to perfection! We will cover how to add rhythm to stripes including using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, and will 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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7109 No skills required Wet Felt Knitting Needle Case Cecilia Ho
Explore using wet felting to create a seamless piece of non-woven fabric! This project will be a great hands-on, fun way to learn how to turn loose wool fibers into a wool case to store all your knitting needle supplies. With over 30 color choices, students will be able to add colorful painting and designs to make a one-of-a-kind case.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1051 Easy Two Colors = Too Much Fun! Michelle Hunter
What's better than a gorgeous color of yarn? Two colors, of course! Discover the joys of knitting with two colors in this class chock-full of color techniques. 

Take the fiddly out of color work with expert tips to manage, carry and tame multiple yarns.  Learn several two-color cast on and bind off techniques to create beautiful edges that complement any color work.  Experiment with increases and decreases that enhance rather than disrupt color work.  Sample a few delightful stitch patterns sure to whet your appetite for more color knitting.  Class covers advanced striping, double ended knitting, intarsia, stranded knitting, slip stitch patterns, and more.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
6211 Intermediate Let it Go: Drop-stitch Patterns Patty Lyons
Remember when the thought of dropping a stitch made your heart stop? Now learn to let that GO! Discover the beauty of dropping a stitch on purpose! Drop stitch patterns are fun and add a wow factor to anything you knit. In this hands-on knitting class, we will explore a variety of beautiful drop stitch patterns that include manipulated drops and lifted floats. Add a bit of wow to any pattern. Come on, drop a stitch, and let it go!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3028 Intermediate A Well-Executed Sleeve Cap Sarah Peasley
Learn how to design an armhole to fit YOUR body, then pick up and knit a perfect set-in sleeve from the top down with no unsightly seams!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 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.)
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8032 Advanced Getting Started with Japanese Crochet Patterns Gayle Roehm
Expand your Japanese knitting experience with crochet. Japanese designers are creating some of the most beautiful crochet garments around, and many designs combine knitting with crochet. Crocheters are lucky, too, because Japanese crochet symbols have been adopted around the world as the standard for representing crochet stitches. In this class we’ll learn the basics of understanding the schematics and stitch charts that form the basis for a crochet pattern. We’ll cover hook sizes, gauge, yarn requirements, garment shaping, and the other basic information you need, as well as where to go for help when you’re not sure. We’ll swatch an overall pattern, a center-out motif, and an edging to practice crocheting from charts.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
6214 Easy Shadow Knitting Kennita Tully
Write a secret message in your knitting! With this easy technique and Kenita's alphabet at your fingertips, you can create a special gift that will wow your friends and family. Get started with a small coaster project, then feel ready to tackle a larger project, like a heart pillow or maybe even a blanket (with that secret message)! Now you see it, now you don’t!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5242 Intermediate Peruvian Purl, Puntas, Picas, and Popcorn Andrea Wong
When Andrea had the privilege of traveling around Peru, she visited many villages and learned first-hand about knitting Peruvian style, comparing and contrasting it with the Portuguese style of knitting.

Andrea makes this comparison as she points out what makes the Peruvian style of knitting different and especially efficient, how much is inspired in woven textiles, how beautiful the patterns are, and what some of their motifs mean. The construction details exclusive to the Peruvian style will be taught including how they purl, how they work on the non-public side of the work, how they knit the puntas or picas as borders, and how they purl using 2 (or more) colors of yarn. As a bonus, you are going to learn how to make the popcorn stitch and how to apply it to your own designs. A pattern for a small bag is included in the class along with several traditional motifs to create your own if you wish.
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     SOLD OUT
2059 Easy Totally Tubular Lorilee Beltman
For crisp, professional edges to your knitted ribbing, tubular is the way to go. Students will learn and practice a tubular cast-on for both k1, p1 and k2, p2 ribbing. We will learn the method that requires no waste yarn nor crochet hook, which means no picking out waste yarn. On our swatches, we then learn and practice the tubular bind-off for each, so that our sweater beginnings and endings can look fabulous and match exactly.

The teacher's goal is to have the student understand and practice to the point of no longer needing to look up instructions. Skills learned in class: Judy's Magic Cast-on, Tubular Cast-on, Tubular Bind-off, Kitchener Stitch graft.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
1067 Intermediate Putting it All Together Anne Berk
Learn to combine techniques—intarsia, fair isle, duplicate stitch, and embroidery to customize projects in new ways. Starting with a basic motif, you will decide how to bring it to life with the skills you know. The class will concentrate on intarsia and fair isle for basic fabric, duplicate stitch and embroidery for embellishment. We will learn how to read a chart, and adapt it for embroidery. Many samples, as well as the swatches produced in class, will provide inspiration for creativity.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5131 Easy Cables Decoded Jill Bigelow Suttell
Adding a cable instantly brings a new dimension to your project, but decoding the terms and reading the charts often leaves knitters uneasy about attempting them. Cables are simple once you uncover the mystery. In this class, we will try different types of cables, learn to interpret all those abbreviations, and learn to read a chart.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3084 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. 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. You can get a perfect fit and finish every time!

fNote: Must have knit at least one sweater and know how to increase, decrease, and read a pattern.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1054 Intermediate Intro to Ikat Knitting or Crochet Laura Bryant
If you have ever wanted to fool around with patterning hand-dyed yarn, Ikat knitting or crochet is the easiest introduction. You'll spend three fast-paced hours swatching Ikat-dyed yarns with several different approaches to design, and along the way you will gain skill at manipulating colors, forcing them to do your will. Lots of design options will be discussed and illustrated.
Materials fee: $10.00 for Ikat-dyed yarn    .
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2002 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.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5300 Intermediate Join-as-you-Go, No-sew Pockets Lily Chin
Women never have enough pockets if any at all. Furthermore, most knitters avoid seaming like the plague. Learn this innovative and revolutionary way of applying patch pockets to any garment or accessory as it is being worked. Work up a miniature sample in class. Even put those dreaded gauge swatches to good use. Plan placements perfectly beforehand. Never lose a cell phone or scrounge around for lipstick or a tissue again.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7006 No skills required Knitting Happily Ever After: Ergonomics for Knitters Carson Demers
Ever known a knitter who hasn't said, "Just one more row"? Me neither! I'll bet they've also complained of aches and pains while knitting. In this class, you'll learn how knitting effects the 'fabric that makes the fabric'—your body and see how your knitting technique impacts your efficiency and productivity. By completing a Risk of Injury assessment in class, you'll learn how knitting contributes to those aches and pains throughout your body. But more importantly, you'll learn how to reduce them. A little knowledge and some simple changes can keep you knitting comfortably and safely ever after. Students who've taken this class have said that it should be "required learning for all knitters regardless of experience level and it's as important as the knit and purl stitches!" This class is taught by a passionate knitter who is also a physical therapist.
Note: This class is not an individual knitting assessment.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
5266 Intermediate Dress Up Your Cables Judith Durant
Cables can certainly stand on their own, but why not bring even more interest to your cable knitting by adding texture, color, or beads? Learn to customize your cables by making variations of the basic cables found in many knitting books. We'll work several swatches that incorporate knit and purl stitches, contrasting colors, and beads.
Material fee: $2 for beads.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
4072 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.
Note: Must have experience with dpns.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3108 Intermediate Scallops: They're Not Just for Dinner Candace Eisner Strick
You've done mitered squares, you've done diamonds, and now you're looking for some curves, right? Scallops have arrived, and they have nestled into a beautifully shaped shawl. Any yarn, any size needle, and you can customize the colors too. Add some nice techniques to your repertoire along the way.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5249 Intermediate Stripes and Steeks Margaret Fisher
Do you love variegated yarn with long color repeats? Are you unhappy with the uneven and mismatched striping that can occur in garments knit with these yarns? Learn several knitting techniques that produce beautiful results. See how to tame the stripes by planning your garment layout. Understand how to create steeks, a band of vertical stitches which are cut to create armholes, necklines, or the front opening on a sweater. We will talk strategy and practice cutting steeks. This class will help you create garments with beautifully balanced and matching stripes when using yarns with long repeat variegation.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
6129 Intermediate Carved in Wool: Bavarian Twisted Stitch Franklin Habit
The intriguing twisted stitch patterns (strickmuster) of Southern Germany and Austria are known in their native German as a signature of "Bayerisches Stricken"—"Peasant Knitting"—but their effect in knitted fabric is of unsurpassed richness. We will study and practice the twist maneuvers required of the technique, and also learn how to read the special charts in which the patterns have most often been recorded.
Prerequisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting, including knitting in the round. Prior familiarity and comfort with working from charted patterns will be helpful.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6027 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 its 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.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7110 No skills required Animal Portrait Needle Felting (Level 1) Cecilia Ho
Discover how a felting needle and wool can be used to create beautiful wool paintings. Needle felting can not only create 2D but also add 3D texture-features! That's right, felting is like 3D printing, by adding layers and layers of wool. The felting technique is very simple, and you can work at your own pace. It’s a great active meditation handicraft! Everyone can turn wool fibers into seamless piece of felt fabric under Cecilia Ho’s instruction to create a 4” x 6” animal portrait wool painting. i.e. Tiger, Elephant, etc.
Optional: Bring in a picture of an animal portrait as a sample guideline.
Materials fee: $20 includes all basic felting tools, wool batt, and choices of over 20+ colors of NZ Corriedale wool.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
7100 Easy Weaving a Mohair Scarf Deborah Jarchow
While learning to weave, you’ve probably been advised to stay away from hairy yarns. During this class, you’ll learn the secrets of working with beautiful mohair yarn. Although a bit tricky, you can tame the hairy fiber in both warp and weft to create a stunning piece. Learn to add beads or tie decorative knots to tame the fringe. Overcome the challenges and add another skill to your weaving accomplishments!
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6014 Intermediate Style with a Twist Barry Klein
Knitting combines yarn and stitch, but it's not always easy for the 2 to come together for style. We will work with classic, textured, and hand-dyed yarns as we make small samples of sweaters and designs that will bring it all together. This class is for knitters who want to be more involved in the design process and use different yarns for their favorite sweaters. See how easy it is to go from average to fantastic.

Materials fee: $5 for yarn assortment.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5260 Easy Improve Your Knitting Technique Patty Lyons
We know how to knit, but do we know how to build a perfect fabric? There’s always room for improvement! Does your knitting 'row out' (your purl stitch is looser than your knit stitch), are you looking for a better way to control your gauge? What about alternative ways to tension your yarn when working with stiff yarn or slippery yarn? We’ll explore ways to improve your knitting technique by looking at the most important fundamentals, like the job of the left needle tip and the right needle shaft, stitch sizing, and even the correct exit path of your stitch. We will explore edge stitches, cast-on and bind-offs and a huge array of knitting tips. The last part of the class will be open for all knitting questions (those you have put in the “bag of why”), so come with your questions and let’s explore our knitting.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
7102 No skills required Tablet Weaving: Woven Shoe Laces John Mullarkey
Weave your own shoe laces! Using a weaving technique called tablet weaving, and literally using cards as your loom, learn how to weave laces out of crochet cotton. Your fly shoes will only get flyer with laces you've woven for them.
Note: Portable looms will be provided for the students to us in class.

Materials fee: $15 for 20 cards and 1 shuttle.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
7104 No skills required Stitch & Click: Photographing your Fibers Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Nothing is more disappointing than finishing a FAB fiber project and not being able to take an equally FAB photo of it. In Stitch & Click we will show you how to take great photos that show off your stitch and fiber work.


Don’t have an expensive camera or fancy photography studio equipment? No worries! We will show you simple tips and tricks to use what you have around the house to create photos that will really show off all that hard work you put into your handmade projects.

In this class we’ll teach you the basics of how all cameras work whether you have a DSLR, or a mobile device. We’ll learn where to find the right light for photographing any handmade project, how to create a professional environment for taking your photos, explore a few downloadable apps to assist you in your quest for the perfect photo, and give you one sure-fire tip that is certain to take your photos from drab to FAB. We'll even share our favorite DIY solutions so you can set up great photos at home without breaking the bank! Finally, we’ll practice hands-on so you get experience setting up your own stage and lighting for a signature look and receive immediate feed-back from the experts. By the time this course is through you’ll have all the information needed to step boldly into basic product and consumer photography and take FAB photos that truly show off your work!

Goals
• Basic understanding of a good photo
• Learn the unique qualities of fiber projects that create special photography issues… and how to overcome each one
• Understand how to use any digital camera, point and shoot, and even camera phones to get great results
• Learn about DIY camera equipment you already have in your house
• Take a GREAT photo… or two…
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
4082 Intermediate Downside Up Socks Sarah Peasley
Turn tradition on its head! Use 2 circular needles to knit a sock from the toe up. Start with an unconventional cast-on, form a perfect heel without picking up any stitches (and without that pesky hole, too!), and finish with your choice of a ribbed or a hemmed cuff.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
6213 Intermediate Lace Stitches from Japan Gayle Roehm
Japanese designers create beautiful lace patterns, many of which are adapted from traditional European styles. In this class, we'll swatch a couple of lace stitch patterns that I've selected from Japanese designs. We'll look at what might be considered typically 'Japanese' about a lace stitch. We’ll also cover some tips on interpreting charted lace patterns, as well as variations (and pitfalls) you might encounter.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am NEW
6215 Easy Slide into Colorful Reverse Kennita Tully
Discover a new way to work reversible stitch patterns in two colors. By combining slipped stitches and altering the direction of knitting, many reversible combinations are possible! In this class, we’ll explore a number of reversible patterns great for scarves, cowls, shawls, etc. Why hide the back side when you can show it off!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
7111 No skills required Dye Your Own Yarn Jennifer Vancalcar
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at dyeing your own yarn? Indie Dyer Jennifer Vancalcar of Holiday Yarns brings you this exciting new Dye-Your-Own class. Students will receive 1 skein of yarn to dye in the colors of their choosing. Learn how to hand paint yarn to produce beautiful tonal, variegated, or pooling effects when knit. Along the way, students will also learn some color theory. At the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful skein of one-of-a-kind sock yarn created by you!
Materials fees: $25 for the yarn you will be dyeing (Holiday Yarns’ Flocksock Sock Yarn: 75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5103 Intermediate Surprisingly Special Techniques Anna Zilboorg
Learn techniques that Anna has found more useful than she ever imagined. Most important is the perfect buttonhole—and it IS a perfect buttonhole. There is also a k1, p1 rib with neat, even stitches; easy wrapping for clusters—once, twice, and thrice; knitting backwards with 2 colors (never purl Fair Isle again); plus other hints which are more or less arcane but no less useful.
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 NEW     SOLD OUT
6210 Easy Beginning Brioche J C Briar
Brioche knitting creates cushy fabric suitable for comfy garments and all sorts of cozy accessories. Done in two colors, it creates vertical stripes, even though only one color is used at a time. Take this class to learn all the basics: working brioche rib in one or two colors; maintaining tidy selvedges; fixing mistakes; working pretty increases and decreases; and casting on and binding off effectively. You'll practice by knitting a small sample in class, but take away the skills needed to complete a lovely patterned scarf.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 am NEW
3142 Easy Stash Down! Laura Bryant
If you have too much stash but don't know how to use it, this class is for you. Learn a new way of sorting your stash that will allow you to mix colors, weights and textures. Hands-on swatching allows you to experiment with several techniques that are perfect for small amounts of yarn. You will leave brimming with ideas!

Optional Materials Fee: $5.00 for instructor supplied stash.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5007 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 so 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
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
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!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
3065 Intermediate Working with Antique Patterns Franklin Habit
Don't let the tiny type and archaic language fool you there's a gold mine of beautiful, functional designs waiting to be discovered within the pages of Victorian and Edwardian books and magazines. In this session, we'll discuss the history of patterns; the selection of appropriate yarn and needles; methods for deciphering and trouble shooting, and 'reverse engineering' from photographs and pieces. You don't need to be a historian or re-enactor to enjoy this class just a knitter with a curious mind.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
8077 Intermediate Crochet Cables: Put a Little Twist In Your Stitches! Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
We all love the look of those luscious, sumptuous cables in sweaters, afghans, hats, scarves and… well… we just love cables! What’s that? You thought cables were only for knitters? Not so! In this class we will learn to wield our hooks to create these wonders of twisted yarn in ways previously reserved for those with pointy sticks (knitters). We will work swirling left and right crossing cables then work our way up to wide cables with stabilizing stitches. Finally, we'll put your cables together to create stunning fabrics of twisted, twirling stitches. In the end, you will leave class with the knowledge and skills necessary to add these useful and stunning design elements to your bag of stitching tricks. Goals • Understand the concept of cabling and how it works in crochet fabric through the use of post stitches • Work sample blocks with different combinations of left 'twist' and right 'twist' stitches to create beautiful cable patterns.
Note: This class is taught by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby.
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
6220 Intermediate Three-Dimensional Embellishments Gayle Roehm
Have fun embellishing sock cuffs, hats, bags and other projects with dreadlocks (beaded or not), twists, blisters, crosses, nubs and other methods of adding texture and dimension. They’re all knit in as you go and don’t require breaking your yarn; you can even unravel them if you change your mind. You'll leave with a hat pattern using these techniques, and lots of ideas for embellishing your own designs.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
4106 Intermediate Beginner Shawl Bootcamp Stacey Trock
Are you ready to hop on the shawl-knitting craze? If you can increase and decrease and are ready to take your skills to the next level, this class is for you! We'll be knitting the Bento shawl, which is a sampler pack of stitches that adds up to one delicious shawl! Yes, there are even some bling-y beads!
In this class, you will learn: how to measure gauge, how to knit with beads (by pre-stringing), how to work a garter stitch tab, how to change colors, how to work a variety of increases, how to read a basic chart for lacework, how to effectively use stitch markers, and how to execute the stretchy bind-off. You will complete a mini-sampler shawl in the 3-hour class and will leave fully-prepared to begin your full-sized shawl (pattern included).
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7068 Intermediate KLITCH your Knits! Beth Whiteside
Knotting, Lacing, Inlay, Twining, Couching (faux), Hemstitching: amp up your knitting with these 6 afterthought embellishing techniques! That single skein of pretty sitting in your stash can add pizazz to plain knitting (hand-made or store-bought!), cinch in a waist taper, or cover up an extended edging. You will practice all these techniques in class, as well as get ideas for using and developing them further. Come learn to KLITCH!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5235 Easy Hooked on Knitting Andrea Wong
Let's explore knitting as it was invented! Mary Thomas reported in her book the discovery of a half finish sock and five hooked needles in a 12th century Turkish tomb. Since early age until nowadays, knitting is done on hooked needles. Countries like Peru, Egypt, Turkey, Portugal among others still take advantage of a hooked needle to work. Andrea is going to teach you how to knit using knitting needles with hooks at the ends, show you the traditions of their use in different countries, and contrast advantages and disadvantages when knitting with them. A small project pattern will be given to you to practice as well.
Materials fee: $16 includes 1 set of hooked needles, one knitting pin, and a pattern.



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