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Thursday 08/03/2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Big City Knits in a Hot Minute with 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!
A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required, but it is recommended!); a StevenBe accessory pattern of your choice (this pattern will be the foundation for your quick knit while incorporating your newfound freedom from the rules: your finished project may turn out nothing like you expected and even better than the original!); knitting needles size 4mm/US6 to 10mm/US15; a notebook and pen or pencil for taking copious notes; stitch markers; stitch holders; tapestry needles (2 or 3 of varying sizes; sharp, blunt, and large-eye--Chibi is a great choice); tape measure; scissors. Minimum 3 yarns to work with, we love to experiment with finer weights like lace and fingering and fiber contents to be combined into a heavier weight. Also, one chunky yarn in contrast to the 2 fine yarns to hold together. Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to class so we can begin immediately. More yarns can be added during class. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive. Steven will have stash to practice with.