STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4090 Intermediate A New Line-up for Socks Lorilee Beltman
Is it time to spice up your sock-knitting life? Let's pump up the color and design with some vertically stranded color work. It's fitting for socks because it does not inhibit the elasticity of the fabric. We'll practice first to learn how to add and manage the strands to allow for carefree knitting. Then, using the instructor's pattern provided, we'll spend half of our class time starting the sock and getting as far as possible under the teacher's care to feel confident finishing at home. You'll find your creative juices flowing as you realize the many applications of this technique.
Note: You must have already knit a sock.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
4115 Easy Ponchini 101 Steven Berg
The ponchini is the new shawl: a versatile garment with so many design possibilities. This is your chance to cast on one with the help of the Ponchini Master himself. Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create a magical and unique wrap. Use one of the patterns from Ponchini Vol. 1 and learn its structure, seaming, and wearability. Steven will teach you his favorite tips and tricks as he guides you through your first ponchini.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5282 Intermediate Round and Round “Wee” Go: DPNs, 2 Circs and Magic Loop Gwen Bortner
Knitting in the round on small circumferences can be challenging but it is a skill most knitters need in their bag of tricks. Double points can be intimidating. Using two circulars can be confusing. And magic loop is often a mystery. Learn pros and cons as well as tips and tricks for each of these methods designed specifically for seamlessly knitting small circumference pieces. Cast-on challenges and what to watch for will be discussed and tried for each method. Techniques for switching from one needle to the next will be covered as well. Come to class, try and all three and decide which is your favorite.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5005 Easy The Norwegian Purl Beth Brown-Reinsel
The Norwegian Purl, a variation of the conventional Continental purl, is noted for its superior tension control, and ease of execution. The yarn always stays behind the work, making ribbing a breeze and two-color textured knitting a pleasure. A swatch will be knitted in class to practice this technique and its applications: Proper tensioning of the yarn, the conventional Continental purl, and knit stitches, the Norwegian purl, purl garter stitch, ribbing with the Norwegian purl on the right side and on the wrong side, the Scandinavian method of working with two yarns in the left hand (knitting, purling, and weaving the floats) on the right side and the wrong side of the work, as well as corrugated ribbing on the right side and the wrong side of the work.
Note: It is helpful to have the ability to knit Continental (working yarn in the left hand) but not necessary.

Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
6229 Intermediate Reimagining Ripples Edie Eckman
Everybody loves a good ripple stitch. They are repetitive yet interesting, soothing yet engaging. But what happens when you bend the rules? Change the size of the ripples, mix up the increases and decreases, combine stitch patterns and yarn textures for a whole new way of looking at a familiar technique. Let's take what you already know and love about ripple stitches and reimagine them.
Note: Must be comfortable with knitting and purling, increases and decreases. It is helpful to be able to read your knitting for this class.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
1044 Intermediate The Knitted Plaid: A Color and Pattern Workshop Franklin Habit
If the prospect of mixing colors gives you the fidgets, but you've dreamt of putting together your own complex color schemes for projects, this class is for you. We'll begin by learning a simple but strikingly effective method for knitting plaid fabric– a method that can even be used to recreate family or school tartans. Then we'll use the framework of the plaid as the point of departure for a practical, hands-on lesson in color selection. You can learn to design your own color schemes–all it takes is a little knowledge, a little practice, and a little playfulness.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4059 Intermediate Aquitaine Beaded Cuffs Sivia Harding
This class is a virtual cornucopia of beaded knitting techniques. Aquitaine is an elegant mitt with a heavily beaded hand covering (but no thumb) and a slim, ribbed cuff that can be wrist or elbow length. Up to three different seed beads may be used to embellish the stitches in the pattern. Students will come away with much bead know-how and the skills to make this darling pair of mitts.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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!
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5301 Intermediate Armholes and Sleeve Caps; the Knitter’s way Rick Mondragon
Let Rick Mondragon guide you through the approaches used by the Knitter’s editorial team to create set-in sleeves that flatter and fit.

There are various approaches to knitting sleeves, but there has to be a great marriage of armhole to sleeve cap. Take a sensible approach when creating your own designs.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
8088 No skills required Tablet Weaving: Ram's Horn and its Relatives John Mullarkey
Ram’s Horn is a popular beginner’s pattern with lots of variations. Learn how to read a draft, set-up the cards, and weave this beautiful pattern. With a few changes to turning, learn several of the variations to the Ram’s Horn pattern like Ivy and Running Dog. No previous tablet weaving experience required.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
7121 No skills required Drop It Like It's Hot: Introduction To Spinning with a Drop Spindle Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Since the very first humans noticed that fluffy animals looked warmer than they did, we’ve been collecting that fluff to turn it into warm coverings for ourselves. Being the crafty creatures we are, after playing with rocks and sticks, we created the perfect tool for turning fluff into yarn and invented the drop spindle…TA DAAA!!!   

A lot has changed since the days of sticks and rocks but one thing that has remained the same is how much we LOVE yarn. Right? Right! Now, imagine being able to make your own custom yarn for your crochet, knitting, and weaving projects. Yes, in this class we’re gonna grab some fluff, and a drop spindle (a slightly more advanced stick), and make yarn!

This class is a hands-on experience for beginners who want to know how to make their own yarn with a simple drop spindle. We’ll start with talking about the basics of how to transform fluff into yarn, then we’ll dive right in and play with the fuzzy stuff. WOOHOO!

Come prepared to learn and have fun! As a beginner it is completely expected that you will drop your spindle, knot your yarn, laugh, and possibly even use a few words those first humans didn’t know. But, by the end of class you will have made your very first sample of custom-made yarn. Welcome to the club...
Note: This class is taught by Jason Mullett-Bowlsby.
Materials fee: $12 includes spindle and yarn
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6083 Easy Basic Fair Isle Techniques Sarah Peasley
The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can be learned in a matter of hours. Learn to read charts like a pro. Practice knitting in the round with 2 colors while trapping those pesky floats. Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing. Hold your breath while you cut open a steek. There's nothing to it. What are you waiting for?
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 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.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
6221 Intermediate The Beauty of Long Stitches Beth Whiteside
The size of our stitches in width and height is determined largely by the size of the needles we use. But there are some neat tricks we can use to make stitches bigger, to elongate them either across an entire row or in isolation on a stitch-by-stitch basis, and show off the color and texture of the yarn itself. In this class we'll look at several ways of making stitches longer and discuss when you might choose one technique over another. Then we'll look at how these long beautiful stitches can be slipped, twisted, crossed, wrapped and threaded to create fabulous fabric.
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
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
4076 Easy Knit a Masterpiece from Leftover Yarns Gwen Bortner
If you knit enough projects, you have leftover yarn...a lot of it! Or maybe you just buy a single skein as a souvenir from each of your travels. But the question remains: What to do with all those bits, pieces, and odd skeins?

Class begins with learning how to organize the yarn for easier use. Next, working with the yarn brought to class, experiment with different fabrics that only require a minimal amount of any given yarn. Finally, discuss options for utilizing the fabrics to create a masterpiece project.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5118 Easy Disaster Recovery J C Briar
Mistakes happen. Fortunately, knitters have an array of techniques for dealing with mistakes. Learn when and how to tink, drop, and frog. See how duplicate stitch can cover over goofs in colorwork. And pick up tips for avoiding mistakes in the first place.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2075 Easy Traditional Beginnings: Cast-ons from Long Ago Beth Brown-Reinsel
Learn eight of the most beautiful, and practical, cast-ons in our knitting history. From the UK, we will cover the Channel Island Cast-on, the Knotted Cast-on, and the Multi-Strand Cast-on. Included are two basic go-to cast-ons, the LongTail and Old Norwegian, that are the basis for two decorative cast-ons from the Twined Knitting tradition in Sweden. Last, the wonderful Braided Cast-on from Finland will be taught in 3 colors! In addition, we'll practice a couple bind-offs to complete your swatches.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3064 Intermediate Neckline Love Christine Bylsma
You love the sweater but not the neckline. So change it! Learn to design your own crew, turtle, V-neck, scoop, asymmetricany shape neckline, in any gauge, that fits you. Finish it with perfect picked-up edges for flawless necklines you will definitely love, love, love.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8086 Intermediate Easy, Effective Crochet Edgings Lily Chin
Have problems trimming your projects without puckers or ripples? Want more ideas for some trims? Trims put a "frame" around any project so this finishing touch is that final touch that can take something from home-made to hand-made. Get the skinny on some interesting, new and different ways to dress up all kinds of crochet. There is no need to go through contortions for fancy-schmancy intricacies that can overwhelm a project. There is no need for really large stitch multiples for huge pattern repeats. These are fun and simple, yet accessible.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
6224 Easy Mosaic Madness Cindy Craig
Mosaic knitting is a great way to jump into 2-color knitting or using one color per pair of rows. Simple stripes become so much more with the addition of slip-stitches. Here's a chance to expand your color work skills. We will explore the concept of mosaic knitting as well as a little history. Students will be exposed to mosaic charts for knitting and use the chart to begin a mosaic cowl.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.)
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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     SOLD OUT
2063 No skills required The Beautiful, Humble Art of Plain Sewing: A Workshop for Knitters Franklin Habit
Plain sewing - a collection of stitches and related hand-sewing techniques - was once considered a pillar of a woman's education. In our day, these skills are useful to all, but known by few. We will study and practice a select group of plain sewing methods that are most useful to knitters working with hand-knit fabrics, including useful and decorative stitches, attaching buttons and finishing buttonholes. Pre-requisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting; completion prior to class of a simple homework assignment. Materials Fee: $5
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
4118 Intermediate Beaded Buttoned Bracelets Sivia Harding
This beautiful beaded bracelet is a tutorial of beading techniques. Learn all about beads and how they interact with different stitch patterns. You will emerge with inspiration and tons of ideas. The class handout includes three additional bracelet patterns for you to enjoy making at home.

Note: Experience knitting I-cord is preferred but optional.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
8070 Easy Tunisian Crochet from Beginning to End Barry Klein
This class will take you through all of the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet from yarn selection on up to the getting started, changing fibers, changing directions and variations from there. We will look at accessories for the home, wearable garments and the different styles of Tunisian Crochet and how they will fit into your future.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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).
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2069 Easy Gauge Rage to Gauge Rave Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Nothing is more infuriating than getting to the end of a crochet or knitting project and discovering that pullover just became a maxi dress (ACK!). Or that your pattern calls for X number of stitches and rows per inch and your swatch differs by a full 3 or 4 stitches or rows and you just have to make this project because it's perfect for you and you really, really, REALLY want to wear it to STITCHES or you'll just DIE!! That feeling is what we call Gauge Rage!

Yes, gauge can be frustrating and that frustration often manifests as Gauge Rage. As a matter of fact, questions about fixing or adjusting gauge are among those we are asked most frequently; and that totally makes sense considering achieving correct gauge is the key to a successful project. Without proper gauge, your fabric will not come out the same as that picture in that perfect pattern and your weeks of work will yield less than happy results… and ain't nobody got time for that!

In this class, we'll answer the questions that we encounter most frequently.

Supplying you with practical, real-world solutions for Gauge Rage. Using worksheets that will walk you through the process of checking, calculating, and even re-calculating gauge when necessary. And we'll turn your Gauge Rage into Gauge Raves.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
4108 Intermediate Old School Cuff-to-toe Socks Sarah Peasley
Plain old vanilla socks may sound boring, but traditional, cuff-down, heel-flap socks are an excellent first sock project, an ideal choice for on-the-go knitting, and a great way to connect to knitters of yore (although sock yarn is WAY more fun now than it used to be!). Use double-pointed needles to knit a sock from the cuff down. Start with a ribbed cuff, turn a perfect heel (without that pesky hole at the corner!), and finish with a round toe. You'll make a mini sock in class, but you'll leave with the information needed to make your own custom-fit cuff-down socks!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.)
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
7125 No skills required How, What, Why, and When of Yarn! Natalie Redding
This in-depth and comprehensive look at fleece, fiber, and yarns focuses on the protein fibers that constitute most of them. Learn: How the major fiber producing breeds (or species) originated to become major contributors of fiber for textiles and yarns; What the properties (micron, elasticity, ability to uptake dye) of these fibers makes them suitable for specific finished items; Why these fibers are economically significant and the reasons they are regional in origination and manufacturing; and When you should use certain fibers/combination of fibers as well as yarn weight, composition, stitch type for your end use.

During class, there will be extensive examination of the raw fleeces and fiber types which make up the most popular protein-fiber yarn types. Students will be able to handle and really see components in their rawest form. Further, they’ll be shown the physics of yarn twist and plying via demonstration of these fibers. This hands-on flleece and fiber education crucial for teaching knitters, crocheters and weavers the basics of the animal fibers they work with.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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     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).
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
6134 Easy Stripes of All Types Beth Whiteside
Stripes: the simplest and one of the oldest types of decorative markings. From tiger stripes to rock strata, Breton T-shirts to pin-striped suits, Dr. Who scarves to Baby Surprise jackets, stripes are all around us.

In class we’ll look at both design and technique basics: ways to play with proportion, when to cut and when to carry, how to mix stripes with stitch patterns and knitting techniques like short rows. We’ll stretch the definition of stripes just a bit to include patterns using only 1 color per row, whether the end result looks like a stripe or not (mosaics!). Take the stripes we practice in our class sampler, and apply them to your next self-designed project!
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
4107 Easy Bead Knitted Bag Myra Wood
I’ll show you how to add beads to your knitting, the fun and fast way, while making this wonderful little bead knitted bag. You’ll learn several methods for adding beads to thread or yarn and how to knit the beads into your stitches. I’ll also cover finishing the bags and adding a strap. This is definitely a potato chip project! There’s no way you can make just one.

Optional materials fee: I will have a limited number of hanks of size 8 beads available as well as knitting needles for sale.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6123 Advanced Shetland Lace: A Londoner's Approach Denise Bell
Shetland lace knitting is a beloved tradition with a unique construction method. In 1975 Gladys Amedro, originally of London, moved to the island of Yell in Shetland and began designing Shetland lace using a combination of traditional and non-traditional methods. In this class we will knit a swatch using Mrs. Amedro's method of working from the edge to the center.
Lace-weight merino yarn will be supplied by the teacher.
Note: Must be able to execute standard increases and decreases, and basic chart reading. Experience with lace-weight yarn required.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5381 Easy 'Be Basics: Short Rows Steven Berg
Steven introduces another popular knitting technique that will take your projects to the next level. If you’ve ever admired any of the fabulous short-row shawls with sweeping curves of color or texture but felt intimidated by the technique, this workshop is for you! Steven will make you comfortable with the basics of short rows. Learn his signature Lazy Short Rows in a cowl that will give you plenty of practice!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1040 Easy Inside Annetarsia: A New Approach to Intarsia Knitting Anne Berk
Expand your horizons to conquer non-stranded color knitting. No previous experience with intarsia is required! Learn ways to manage multiple yarns, to read colorwork charts, and to deal efficiently with the ends. You'll develop confidence as you link the yarns between sections and create a flat, single layer of stockinette where YOU control the color. You won't believe how easily you will knit motifs and produce professional results.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5279 Easy Dual Cables Marly Bird
This is a little fancy knitting with traditional techniques. The Dual Cable class teaches knitters how to work with two colors at the same time while adding cables to the knitting. It is a new adventure in knitting for many and one that you will want to take many times over. On this adventure you learn how to make your very own pair of boot toppers!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5248 Easy Knitting Hacks with Gwen Gwen Bortner
Necessity is said to be the mother of invention, but I might argue that it is actually laziness! As a 'lazy knitter' I have developed a number of tricks and techniques that I use regularly to either speed up my progress, simplify my knitting, or ultimately make it neater with no additional effort. My best hacks do all three! Join me to learn the various hacks I have developed to speed up finishing, minimize mistakes, and keep track of my projects. Some may be old, some may be new, but all of them will improve your efficiency in some manner.
Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 am NEW
2076 Easy Not Your Grandma's Long-tail Cast-on J C Briar
Did you know the long-tail cast-on comes in many flavors? Learn variations that create superior sproing (yes, that’s a technical term), a comfy rounded edge, and extra decorative appeal. Find out how to cast on so that you can work your first row as a right-side row, and still get the smooth side of the cast-on on the outside of your work. Discover ways of getting the long-tail cast-on to blend in with ribbing.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4038 Intermediate Latvian Fingerless Mitts Beth Brown-Reinsel
Knit a fingerless mitt and learn techniques you can apply to mitten cuffs, sock tops, or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, herringbone braid, half-braids, gussetless thumb, and a choice of 2-, 3-, or 4-color motifs. Knitting styles and handling multiple yarns within a row will be discussed.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 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.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5382 Intermediate A Perfect Set-in Sleeve? Easy! Christine Bylsma
Limiting yourself to raglan, top-down, and dropped shoulder sleeves? Or do you stick to only vests? Stop! Forget what you may have heard or even experienced about set-in sleeves. A perfectly smooth and custom fit set-in sleeve is not only a thing of beauty but is truly easy, too. Learn the shaping, fit and seaming secrets that will win you over to a beautiful, set-in sleeve every time.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6206 Easy Introduction to Sequence Knitting Cecelia Campochiaro
"Sequence Knitting is just like it sounds: Knit a sequence of stitches repeatedly using some kind of rule to create a fabric." Learn about the amazing and fun world of Sequence Knitting from the author of the groundbreaking book. Discover the power and appeal of this new way of looking what, at its simplest, uses 1-row repeats, easily memorized and infinitely variable, to create fabrics that are reversible, require no edge finish, and are pool-resistant. This class will feed your creative juices and stimulate you to think about new ways to use your stash to make beautiful accessories. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to use the concept, when Sequence Knitting makes sense, how to read Sequence Knitting instructions, and how to Sequence Knit. OR . . . several ways to Sequence Knit.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5171 No skills required Giving You the Slip Lily Chin
Most of the time, we think of slipped stitches in color, forming patterns know as Mosaic Knitting. Yet slipped stitches can also yield effects in texture as well. Explore single color slip stitching for raised surface interest. Slipped stitches can also neaten the side edges of the knitting. See how versatile this little action is. Sample several swatches and see the slipped stitch in action.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
2074 Intermediate Eye-Catching Edgings for Cloth Edie Eckman
Make your sewing projects retro-chic: Crochet an edging! Whether it's a modern take on a lace-edged pillowcase, a baby onesie with crocheted embellishments, a cotton-trimmed washcloth, or a funky hem on a skirt, crochet makes the difference! Learn several ways to attach crocheted edgings to fabric, when to choose crocheting-on vs. sewing-on, and best practices for choosing yarns and edgings. You'll get hands-on practice crocheting your choice of borders, as well as plenty of ideas for quick-to-make projects with lots of oomph!
Note: Must be comfortable with basic crochet stitches: chain, single and double crochet.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4109 Advanced Time For Tams Candace Eisner Strick
It’s a clock, it’s a hat. Yes, you have read this correctly. If you have always admired Fair Isle sweaters but just don’t feel up to tackling such a big project, and if cutting your sweater’s steeks gives you anxiety, then think TAM! When you are not wearing it, it can become a clock. Or it can be a clock until you move to Northern New England and find yourself in need of a hat. Learn everything you need to know to knit Fair Isle: where and how to hold your pattern color and your background color, how to strand unused yarn across the backs of stitches (which is rarely needed in most Fair Isle patterns), how to use colors for their maximum effects of showing off the pattern, and how to plug designs into a tam template. By stretching your tam over a styrofoam form and using an inexpensive clock mechanism, you can always find time to knit.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
2035 Intermediate Snip and Zip: Steeks and Zippers Franklin Habit
This empowering class is designed to guide timid and/or inexperienced knitters through two operations: the cutting of steeks (slashed openings in knit fabric) and the installation of zippers. These techniques are famous for causing anxiety in the uninitiated.
Note: Fluency in the basics of knitting, including knitting in the round and fluency in stranded two-color work (i.e., Fair Isle Knitting).

Materials fee: $5

Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6223 Intermediate Moebius and the Mysterious Stitch Mirror Sivia Harding
The knitted Moebius is a beautiful, graceful, and endlessly fascinating form, made popular in the knitting world since Cat Bordhi presented her brilliant (and easy) Moebius cast-on technique to the world. The experience of Moebius knitting is easy, accessible, and soothing, just like knitting in the round. It really becomes interesting when various stitch patterns are worked into this form. 

In this structure, patterns amazingly appear to be mirrored and reversed on either side of the cast-on round. What stitches will reliably produce symmetry? There are some guidelines, but there are also ways to bend the rules and make many stitch patterns work once you understand the structure. Not all result in symmetry, but all are interesting!

I guarantee many "aha" moments as we see simple stitch patterns develop into amazing and sometimes unpredictable results! Many Moebius cowls and sweaters will be shown as inspiration. The Harmonia’s Rings Cowl will be cast on during class.

Note: Experience with knitting in the round is required.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
3150 Intermediate Design a Hat: It's as Easy as Making Pizza! Stefanie Japel
In this beginning design class, you'll see how easy it is to create a basic hat shape using any weight yarn. From there, you'll divide the hat into a number of wedges (slices) and use your favorite stitch patterns as toppings. By the end of class, you're well on your way to having a unique hat, designed to your personal taste! And you'll walk away with a hunger for more design!
Note: You should have knit at least one hat before. It's good if you know basic math and have knit textured stitch patterns before.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7126 Easy Weave a Weft-faced Bag Deborah Jarchow
A bag needs to be sturdy to withstand the hard use it gets. This bag is woven with sock yarn since it is intended for hard wear. The wonderful slow-color-change yarns that are available offer a variety of fabulous color choices. This weft-faced fabric highlights the beautiful yarn and ensures durability.You’ll learn to weave even selvedges and to control your beat to achieve the necessary 45 picks per inch.
Note: Should have previously warped a rigid-heddle loom.
Looms are provided for in class use.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
3146 Intermediate From Sewing Pattern to Knitting Pattern Barry Klein
Begin with a sewing pattern as your template for a sweater or cardigan. So much of the work has been done in proportion and silhouette.

We'll break up into groups, open up patterns, and translate a sewing pattern into knitting. We'll talk about yarn choice, pattern stitches, swatches, and ideas. Once the swatching is done, we'll go about doing the math to turn the sewing pattern/template into a knitting pattern.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5380 Intermediate Combining Knits with Fabrics Susan Lazear
Learn how to combine a fabric with yarn to create a mixed media project. This hands-on class will teach you how to measure and create a square-armhole style garment out of a fleece, wool,or other fabric, and plan knit sleeves and a collar or scarf to go with it. Students will measure each other, draft a pattern, then plan the use of yarn and stitch pattern to coordinate with the fabric. If you bring he fabric, you can use your lunch hour to find the perfect yarn in the market place. Various design concepts and combination techniques will be discussed in the class.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5145 No skills required Magic of Perfect Blocking Patty Lyons
Why spend all that time knitting a garment, only to stop short of making it look great! Blocking is an essential part of finishing your garment off perfectly. Blocking evens out your stitches, sets your size, and in some cases can even mask your mistakes. In this workshop we will go over the 3 main methods of blocking (wet, steam, and spray) and learn how to use all the tools such as blocking boards and wires. We’ll also discuss blocking unusual shapes and special stitch patterns, as well as learn a bit about different fiber properties. Come on, don’t stop short of the perfect finish!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7128 Easy Tablet Weaving: Two-sided Delights John Mullarkey
In this workshop we will learn how to design and weave double faced patterns. This technique is easy to warp and allows for woven figures and lettering. No previous tablet weaving experience necessary, but concentration is required.

Materials fee: $15 for 20 cards, 1 shuttle and documentation.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8061 Easy FAB Foundations for Crocheters Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
You've picked the PERFECT pattern and you've searched for and picked out the PERFECT yarn (not necessarily in that order!). Now your fingers and hook are twitching and you are ready to dive in!

STOP!! Before you make that first stitch, let us share with you a few basics that will get you started on a solid foundation that will make sure your work is just as PERFECT as the choices you've made up to this point.

We will cover 4 types of Foundation Stitches and explore how to use them in a wide range of projects from garments to accessories and home décor. Foundation stitches aren't just for borders anymore! Innovative project construction is easier than ever once you learn how to use Foundation Stitches then move on to using the Extending Foundation Stitch for creating garment sleeves and armholes, for making easier than ever button bands that don't gap and sag, and for creating innovative shaping in your accessories and garments. We'll also get into our special techniques for the Knotless Starting Chain and some First-Stitches that will make sure your edges do not look wonky! You will leave class with a FAB new skill to experiment with in your own projects and which will change the way you crochet forever!

Topics include learning four different foundation stitches and how to use them in projects; using Extending Foundation Stitches in innovative ways for sleeves, armholes, button bands, and learning to use Extending Foundation Stitches to create fun new shapes in your projects.

Note: Must know how to make basic crochet stitches: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet.
Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 am NEW
5201 Intermediate Care to Join Me? Sarah Peasley
The end of the skein. Changing to a new color. A knot or a thin spot in the yarn. You can't avoid it – at some point you'll have to join a new strand of yarn to your knitting. What's the best way to do that? How do you avoid join-related issues, like knots, bumps, jogs, or twisted stitches? What works best for different projects, like stockinette, cables, or Fair Isle? Practice a variety of joins, then compare and contrast the effects and discuss the pros and cons of each. Weaving in ends will be mentioned in passing, but is not the main focus of this class. Join the ranks of smarter, more confident knitters, with Sarah as your guide!
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 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.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
7123 No skills required Redding Method of Dyeing Nabori: Creating Patterns on Silk Natalie Redding
Using several types of silk scarves, Redding Method Nabori will teach students the history and different types of silk as well as the most suitable type for the end result. Nabori combines several binding and tying techniques in a multicultural method to create visual and artistic interest in silk fabrics. Students will create several types of designs and go home with a variety of 100% silk scarves and hemmed silk fabrics.

Materials fee: $75 for 8 silk scarf/fabric items (habatoi, Charmeuse, Crepe de Chine) with dimensions from 12"x72" to 35"x35"
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4006 Intermediate Addictive Argyle! (and Other Retro Designs) Harry Wells
Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but mystified about how to accomplish them? In this workshop, you will learn the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat, and a seaming method that makes the seams nearly invisible without bulk. Each stage of the construction of an argyle sock will be addressed, which is both similar and different to the traditional top-down-heel flap sock. We will get started on how to chart your own Argyle patterns for different gauges, see very cool retro and contemporary variations, explore other intarsia sock ideas, and discuss incorporating Argyle patterns in garments and accessories.
Materials fee: $20.00--Includes one 50 gr ball of Carlton Merino Supreme, 25 grams each of two more colors of Carlton Merino Supreme, and 15 grams of a fourth color. Set of 10 EZ Bob bobbins. Printed Materials.
Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 am NEW
5307 Easy Bead Knit Bracelets and Cuffs Myra Wood
Any knitter can easily make one of these vintage-style cuff bracelets in a jiff! This beginner-level class teaches all the basics you need to begin your bead knitting adventures: how to add beads to yarn or thread, the best tools to use, and how to knit with beads. Myra will cover design, variations and finishing too. It’s easier than you think! 

Materials Fee: $8 Kit will include thread, threader, beads and bracelet fastener
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5304 Intermediate Excrescences: bobbles, bumps, lumps, leaves & ledges Anna Zilboorg
This class will explore the many possible ways of making a three-dimensional addition to a knitted surface. In doing this, we'll make a sampler of nupps, bobbles and larger shapes. A few esoteric techniques will appear, such as making a bobble without a hole beneath it, and we'll be expanding into over-all patterns and graceful leafy panels. Balls will take the place of pom poms on hats and corkscrews the place of fringe. Knitting need never be flat again.
Friday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW
5278 Easy Tink Drop Frog J C Briar
Experienced knitters know how to recover from mistakes. You, too, can be an experienced knitter. Learn the three essential recovery techniques: tink, drop, and frog. Practice on swatches and in simple situations to gain the confidence needed to tackle bigger disasters, and the ability to judge which technique to use when.
Friday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW
5174 Intermediate Graft a Toe Like a Pro! Sarah Peasley
Do you flat out refuse to knit socks from the cuff down because of the dreaded Kitchener Stitch? That eensy weensy little bit of grafting at the very end of the toe, on hardly any stitches? Suck it up, buttercup! Sarah gets you going step by step, then shares some awesome hints that will make you toss your cheat sheet aside and Kitchener like nobody's business. Be the boss of those sock toes, one grafted stitch at a time!
Friday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW
5308 Intermediate Bead Knit Trims and Necklaces Myra Wood
Bead knit trims are gorgeous additions to many projects. You’ll start by learning easy ways to add beads to yarn. Then Myra will show you how to knit beads into trims that add sparkle and weight to shawls, bags, cuffs, and most anything else. See says to turn them into a wonderful necklace for a fast and fun gift. The class handout includes bead-kniitting instructions as well as patterns for trims and chokers.
Friday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm NEW
2065 Easy Perfect Edgings: Zippers Anne Berk
Learn a four-step process which will give you a perfectly flat and secure zipped border every time! Knitted and crocheted fabric is flexible and sometimes fragile, and zippers are not. A properly inserted zipper will function beautifully without distorting your fabric. You decide whether it will be a design element or remain invisible.
Friday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm NEW
2072 Easy Easy Embellishing Laura Bryant
Learn a clever technique for embellishing fabric after it has been knit, woven, or crocheted. Adding simple crochet slip stitch through the fabric allows the artist in you to shine! It's so easy that there's time to experiment on your swatches with a variety of yarns.
Friday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm NEW
5092 Easy Vital Statistics Sarah Peasley
If you're new to following a pattern, the information on the front page can be overwhelming. What kind of needles are they calling for? Are those actual measurements or finished measurements? How much yarn do you need to buy? What does that symbol mean? Let Sarah walk you through the information presented at the beginning of a typical pattern, answering your questions and adding explanations and options along the way. Don't be intimidated – you just need to learn the language!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8082 Intermediate Interwoven Crochet Marly Bird
Similar to double knitting, Interwoven Crochet is created by working two sides of fabric with two different yarns at the same time. Marly shares how to layer your lacy stitches with techniques for interwoven crochet. By working into the front and back of your two base layers, you'll create reversible fabric, but it's up to you whether both sides match!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6006 Intermediate Entrelac Basics Gwen Bortner
Have you always wanted to learn entrelac but thought it would be too hard? Whether a beginner or advanced knitter, this class is for you. During this class, each student will have the opportunity to knit a small project to gain hands-on experience in the entrelac technique. Participants will learn the seamless entrelac technique and basic entrelac construction. Hints and tips on the fine points of entrelac, a discussion of other project possibilities, and an overview of knitting in both directions will also be included.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8084 Intermediate Join-as-You-Go Crochet Lily Chin
Most crocheters avoid seaming like the plague. When working motifs such as granny squares, the sewing seems daunting. Learn how to join as you go for many situations. Join a new piece to the left of an existing piece, to the right of an existing piece, or to the top or bottom of an existing piece.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6076 Intermediate Textured Treats Stitch Sampler Edie Eckman
Let's learn some new stitches! There's more to knitted texture than cables, seed stitch, and bobbles.
Explore more than a dozen unusual stitch patterns that add depth and pizazz to your knits, simply by manipulating the basic knit stitches. Show them off and you'll have other knitters asking "How did you do that?"
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     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 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
3066 Intermediate History, Methods, and Styles of Lace Knitting Franklin Habit
In this session, examine the fundamental principles and techniques of knitting's grandest tradition. Learn about the history of lace knitting and the development of the art in three parts of the world (Russia, Estonia, and the Shetland Islands) in which the craft was developed to the highest level of artistry. We will not only discuss but practice and play with some of the methods and motifs that distinguish each of these traditions. You will have the opportunity to view beautiful examples of lace, both modern and antique. Whether you are merely curious about lace or a devoted practitioner, there will be something for you to enjoy.

Note: Should be familiar with the basics of knitting (casting, binding off, knitting, purling, yarn over, decreasing); and willing to work from charts.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     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
6222 Intermediate Stitch Pattern Savvy: Adding flavor to Plain Vanilla Knits Stefanie Japel
Learn to add extra flavor to your favorite, go-to, "plain vanilla" patterns. So many of us gravitate to the patterns that we love and knit them again and again. Sometimes it's because these knits are easy, fit well, or just because we love them and want them in every color. In this class, you'll learn how to add your own style without having to change the basic structures. See how to add all-over texture, a centered motif, or a textured panel down front, back, and sleeves.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5302 Advanced Double-knitting Intarsia Alasdair Post-Quinn
Have you been wanting to add more color to your double-knitting, but feeling like you don’t have enough hands when doing multi-color double-knitting? With double-knit intarsia, you can work with a theoretically unlimited number of colors without changing the thickness or flexibility of the double-knit fabric – and you only need to deal with two strands at a time. In addition, all those unattractive intarsia twists are completely hidden inside the work. Learn to combine double-knitting colorwork and intarsia to add an exciting twist to your creative repertoire. As with most of my other workshops, you’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience 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 intarsia.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5281 Intermediate Knitting with Beads, Every Which Way But Loose Myra Wood
Bead Knitting and Beaded Knitting; what’s the difference? Find out along with learning how to add beads to your knitting using different pre-strung bead techniques to bling up your knitting and make jewelry too. We’ll start by learning how to add beads to yarn from prestrung beads and how to string for multi-color patterns and then move on to the logic of knitting with beads. These skills start with the easiest methods and build up to more intricate patterning, circular and lace knitting. We’ll work on a sampler so you can experiment with the various methods in class and you’ll leave with complete directions and a pattern for knitting a scarf with beads.

Materials fee: $5 for bead
Friday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
2064 Easy Perfect Edgings: Borders and Buttonholes Anne Berk
Adding an edging to a piece of fabric increases stability, as well as creating an opportunity for embellishment. Learn how to pick up stitches properly, so that the edging is firm, secure, and beautiful. Explore the best stitch patterns for edging a garment, and use I-cord to create both edging and buttonholes.
Friday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5379 Easy Reading Your Knitting Sarah Peasley
Have you ever taken the time to LOOK at your knitting? Which way do your stitches face? Are you on the right side or the wrong side? How many rows have you worked? Did you remember to decrease in the previous row? Let's SLOW DOWN and learn the anatomy of a stitch, then study the fabric below the needles. Sarah has some tricks to help you discover what you've done and where you are, and to keep track going forward. In no time at all, you'll be a smarter, more confident knitter!
Friday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
8091 No skills required Tunisian Crochet 101 Sheila Rolfer
Tunisian is a type of crochet that holds all of the loops on the hook in a manner similar to knitting. This combination of hybrid results in a crocheted fabric with a truly unique texture. Sheila will demonstrate the basic techniques and you will practice using Clover's new interchangeable Tunisian Crochet hooks and cords.
Note: Knowledge of basic crochet stitches helpful.

Sponsored by Clover.
Friday 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
No skills required Pajama Party  
Kick off your shoes, slide on your slippers or sleeper socks, and join us for an energetic after-hours evening of games, prizes, and laughter! Relax with old friends or come and make new ones. Hosted by Marly Bird.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
3138 Intermediate Possibilities of Pi Denise Bell
Whether you learned about Pi Shawls from reading an Elizabeth Zimmermann book, from seeing them in Ravelry, or admiring them on display in a museum, you already know they are round and use the precision of the mathematical ratio Pi for increasing the size of the shawl. Don't let that math scare you! When knitting a square, rectangle, or triangle shawl you have numerous options on how to begin, including bottom up, side to side, and top down. A Pi Shawl, on the other hand, always starts in the center and grows in circumference. In this class we'll start by learning the Emily Ocker cast-on, then using an easy-to-understand mathematical formula and stitch dictionaries, we'll begin a shawl swatch using lace weight merino.
What's fun about circular shawls? They are knit in the round, sometimes with an attached border which is knit flat. You'll knit the majority of a Pi Shawl on a circular needle. Instead of long purled rest rows, you’ll enjoy long knit rest rows.
We'll start on double-pointed needles and move to a shorter circular needle as we progress in class. You'll learn the Pi Shawl formula and tips on choosing stitch patterns to enlarge your swatch. We'll talk a little bit at the end of class about blocking and various ways to wear a circular shawl.
Note: If you are proficient using the Magic Loop method, feel free to bring a circular needle the appropriate size and length although we will NOT be learning or discussing Magic Loop in this class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 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!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6216 Advanced Bohus Knitting Techniques Anne Berk
The Bohus Knitting collective created a unique style in the 1960's using yoke construction, stranded knitting technique, and custom fingering-weight yarn in a merino-angora blend. Original sweaters have become collector's items, and modern knitters seek to emulate the rich colorwork and subtle shading achieved with the fine yarns and use of both knit and purl stitches in the stranded charts.

This class covers how to read and design charts in the Bohus style, how to strand with more than two yarns at a time, the merits of pullovers versus cardigans (to steek or not to steek?), what modern yarns are suitable for Bohus-style knitting, and buttonhole choices for cardigans.

We'll examine sweaters knit from original Bohus patterns and swatch a Bohus-style chart. This is not a history class, but it will give knitters the tools to navigate this challenging style with confidence.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5166 Easy The Language of Patterns Gwen Bortner
Knitting patterns use a language all their own, and there is more to it than just understanding the abbreviations. Learn tricks for translating the language of knitting, clues for decoding the 'secret messages,' and hints for making educated guesses when nothing else seems to work. Students will gain experience locating key information and understanding the real intention of actual patterns as the class works through examples written in a variety of styles.
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am NEW
2066 Intermediate Loving your Lace Edgings J C Briar
Adding a lace edging is a sweet way of topping off shawls, scarves, socks – or any other kind of project! In this class, you’ll learn where to find edging patterns, and how you can customize them. You’ll pick up tips for working tricky stitches – such as yarn overs at the beginning of a row — and for blocking. We’ll go over multiple options for attaching edgings, and you’ll have the chance to practice on a sample piece.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4077 Intermediate Twined Textured Socks Beth Brown-Reinsel
Learn the Swedish technique of Tvaandsstickning, or Twined knitting by knitting a small sock using worsted weight yarn. Twined knitting often is worked with two yarns of the same color, twined around each other to create a dense, warm, and durable fabric. The sock is worked circularly on double-pointed needles (although you may use two circulars or Magic Loop if you prefer) and includes many techniques: a Twined Knitting cast-on, reading and working from a chart, the "O" stitch, the crook stitch, Chain Path, a traditional motif for the leg, and an unusual method of working the afterthought heel.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6032 Intermediate Stitch Strategies for Hand-dyed Yarns Laura Bryant
If you have ever fallen in love with a hand-dyed yarn, only to be disappointed in the finished fabric, this class is for you. We'll explore stitch strategies to avoid the often undesired pooling, patterning, and striping of hand dyed yarns. Learn to read a skein of hand-dyed yarn, the different types of dyeing, and then explore the stitches that will help you coax the inherent beauty from even the most difficult color combinations. Some hands-on swatching during class.

Optional materials fee: $3 for hand-dyed yarn
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am NEW
7127 No skills required Wool-on-wool Felting Alicia Carr
Needle felting is an age old art form that has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. One creative form is wool-on-wool felting with a felting needle to interlock wool shapes. This allows us to apply layers, colors, and shapes to a project in any way that suits our creativity. This class results in a finished project using basic felting technique and tools.

Sponsored by Clover.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5231 Intermediate The Savvy Pick-up Lily Chin
Many Knitters have trouble picking up stitches from an existing knit piece. How many stitches do you pick up? Where do you pick up from? Learn simple solutions for easing around curves. Make smoother transitions from cast on edges. See how picking up stitches ahead of time can even aid seaming! Even get an idea for creative uses of picking up after the fact within the fabric.

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.
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am NEW
8081 Easy Straight-Edge Crochet Edie Eckman
Does your crochet wobble at the edges? Do you lose stitches or gain stitches without realizing it? You aren't alone! Fortunately, there's a fix for that. Edie will explain the most common causes of wonky edges, and you'll get some hands-on practice in learning how to prevent them.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
1043 Intermediate Artfully Agitated Stripes: An Introduction to Mosaic Knitting Franklin Habit
At first glance, Mosaic Knitting looks like garden variety stranded color work–but it's not. Mosaic patterns are really two-row stripes, joggled here and there with slipped stitches. The result? Beautiful designs and intriguing fabrics in stockinette, garter stitch, and hybrids thereof. And amazingly–you'll never knit with more than one color in a row. Want to find out how it works, and how to design your own mosaic color patterns? Join us, and bring your imagination.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
4067 Intermediate Moonrise Necklace Sivia Harding
This necklace gets lots of notice, mostly from knitters who cannot believe it was knitted! A garden of beads is randomly strung onto lace weight yarn to produce a luscious, densely beaded necklace. Students employ bead stringing skills, learn how to easily manage strung beads, and employ the easiest short rows ever to shape this remarkably comfortable and very beautiful neckpiece. Guaranteed to be an addictive knit and a fabulous, unique gift!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     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!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
3149 Easy The Lazy Knitter's Guide to Knits that Fit Stefanie Japel
Are you a lazy knitter? Do you avoid measuring and swatching and just kinda estimate which size sweater to make in hopes that it will all work out in the end? ME TOO! Over time, I've learned to be ok with WITH my own natural knitting tendencies, I and have developed sure-fire ways to work toward a more relaxed, easier sweater-fitting experience.

In this class, I'll share simple ways to create better-fitting sweaters for yourself and others without drowning in math or swatching yourself to death.

Note: It would be great if you've knit (or started to knit) a sweater before. You should know how to use a ruler / measuring tape and know basic math (Don't worry, I'll give you handout to keep and use on your own.)
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7075 No skills required Color and Weave Sampler Scarf Deborah Jarchow
Learn to get outstanding color-pattern effects using a rigid heddle loom. Make a sampler scarf that looks like complicated patterns with very little effort. By using two contrasting colors of yarn you can achieve a houndstooth check, color blocks, and more! Some weaving experience is helpful.
Note: Rigid-heddle looms provided for class use.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
3147 Intermediate Let's Neck! Barry Klein
A lovely sweater ends in a great neck treatment. Or is it the beginning? The collar frames the face letting the wearer shine. Let's approach neck shaping—from turtleneck to open-V and find the best placement, shape, and how to achieve them.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
3148 Intermediate Think Proportional...for Garment Design Susan Lazear
This class focuses on a design philosophy which will teach you to look at garments and translate them to your own proportions. Learn to analyze and translate what you see in knitting patterns, fashion magazines, and online to your personal shape and proportions. Students will measure each other and work with a pattern (provided) to understand logical changes. Then knitters, sewers, weavers and multi-crafters can adapt the process and garments that work with their proportions.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5163 Easy Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards Patty Lyons
My favorite knitting trick is to stop turning! If you hate purling, are unhappy with your uneven tension, or simply aren’t crazy about flipping that 400-stitch basket-weave afghan around every time it’s time to do a WS row, learn the joy of never turning! We will learn how to put the knit stitch and the purl stitch in reverse, as well as learn basic decreases, short rows, and picking up stitches backwards. Knitting and purling backwards is great for entrelac, bobbles, short rows, and chart work.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
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 Saturday PM. You cannot take one part without the other.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3133 Easy Alter It to Fit (Formally Fashion, Fit, Form, and Function Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
You want to crochet and knit garments that REALLY fit your body. In this class we'll teach you how to do that. Period. Need more than that? Read on…

In this class, we will show you how to evaluate a pattern then make the necessary adjustments so it actually fits YOU! We'll teach you the basics of fashion, fit, form and function that we use daily as fashion designers so you can see a pattern and make sure it fits YOUR body before you ever pick up your hooks, needles, and yarn. You will be able to look at a pattern and do a “virtual try on” to 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 that finished garment.

When you come to class you’ll receive a copy of “The Shibaguyz’ FAB Fit System for Altering and Designing Crochet and Knit Patterns”, a comprehensive series of easy-to-follow fit worksheets and templates that include the formulas we use every day to go from concept to finished pattern. We’ll walk you through this step-by-step process for taking proper measurements and applying them to your pattern. We'll also give you our magic shaping formula that will ensure you can make any alteration to any pattern with ease. We’ll even show you how to order the right about of yarn for your newly personalized project.

By the end of class you will know how to to alter any pattern to fit YOUR body! .

Materials fee: $5 includes cardi pattern template with measurement and sizing charts; calculation worksheet 
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am NEW     SOLD OUT
5122 Easy Tying Up Loose Ends Sarah Peasley
When is the last time a pattern told you exactly how to weave in those pesky yarn tails? Don't you wish they would?
Learn multiple methods for dealing with the ends in garter stitch, stockinette stitch, seed stitch, ribbing, and lace, and in color stripes, Fair Isle, and intarsia. Clear up the confusion, so you can finish off your projects with ease.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5303 Advanced Double-knitting Entrelac Alasdair Post-Quinn
Are you a double-knitter itching for a technique extravaganza? Do you love the basket-weave look of entrelac knitting but dislike the unattractive wrong side? As I developed the techniques for double-knit entrelac to include in my book Double or Nothing, I discovered that the two techniques are surprisingly compatible and fun to combine. Learn double-knit invisible short-rows, increases, decreases, picked-up stitches – and combine it all to make a double-knit entrelac swatch. You can modify most entrelac patterns to make them completely reversible with these techniques. As with most of my other workshops, you’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience 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 entrelac.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
7122 Easy Handspinning Art Yarns Natalie Redding
Handspin artistic and beautiful yarns while also learning the scientific facts, physics, and potential for many types of fiber. Beyond the ability to create the finished yarn, understanding fundamentals makes you a well-rounded hand spinner. Can the yarn you are spinning be used as a warp? Does it matter if it’s a Z-twist or S for crochet or knitting? Are all fiber types suitable for add-ins? Does using damaged fiber really matter? Learn the answers to these questions and more. Students will leave class with an understanding of how to make artistic yarns and the knowledge of what their yarn type is best suited for. Beyond these fundamentals, artistic methods such as: different tailspinning, add-in, and plying techniques will be taught in a new and interesting ways.

Note: Students must be able to spin a single-ply yarn.

Materials fee: $40 for dyed fibers, additional add-ins, and fabrics.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5305 Easy Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Slip Stitch Harry Wells
Slip-stitch knits can boast amazing colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with multiple colors in a row! Stunning results such as intricate mosaic designs, textural colorwork like houndstooth, and more are in your future. Along with the basic technique, learn to predict when combinations of variegated and solid color yarn work together and when they will not, how charts are written and read differently for mosaics. Practical tips about navigating the technique and advice regarding the best uses for mosaic knitting are included. Once you learn the technique, and as time permits, you will begin a hat or a scarf (your choice) designed by the instructor, or use the reference books to chart your own mosaic pattern onto a scarf.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5149 Intermediate A Different Angle Myra Wood
Discover triangles! Modular knitting isn’t just for squares—triangles offer exciting opportunities, too!
Start with a simple template and formula for equilateral triangles and discover ways to combine them to make creative fabrics. Learn how to combine different stitch patterns, work half triangles, and join them to form one larger piece. Lots of fun, without a lot of counting! And even better, no gauge swatch is required!
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW
2061 Easy Stretchy Bind-offs J C Briar
How do you keep your bind-off edge from being too tight? With a stretchy bind-off! Try options with bigger bind-off loops, with more elaborate loops, and simply with more loops. Learn about sewn bind-offs, sideways bind-offs, and bind-offs that use a crochet hook in novel ways.
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW
7119 No skills required Choosing your Seat: Fit before you Sit Carson Demers
LECTURE/DEMO
Crafters, your chair is one of your most important tools because it impacts the posture of your entire body. Its selection should be done mindfully and not left to chance or based on what’s available. In this class you’ll learn neutral seated postures, why they’re important and whether they’re possible for your craft. More importantly you’ll learn what to do if they aren’t! The class will instruct you in what to look for in a chair for doing everything from fiber and fabric work to using your computer. You’ll learn how your chair impacts the mechanics of your spine and upper body. Don’t risk back pain or other ergonomic discomfort that can result from using the wrong chair.
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW
8080 Easy Foundation Crochet Stitches Edie Eckman
Frustrated by your too-tight foundation chains? Wish you knew a way to start your crochet without that little wormy chain? Foundation crochet stitches are beautifully flexible and serve as a great alternative to the standard foundation chain. Learn how to make single and double foundation stitches, and how to use them. It will change your crocheting life! Note: Must know chain, single and double crochet.
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW
2062 Intermediate BLOCK PARTY! Sarah Peasley
How do you wash your knitting? How confident are you in your blocking skills? Participate in an eye-opening demo and a practical discussion about options for laundering and blocking your hand knits; including tools, techniques, interpretation of those cryptic laundry symbols, and a basic tutorial on different types of fiber.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm NEW
8092 Easy Mini Motif Crochet Earrings Myra Wood
Granny Squares are all the current retro rage. Now you can wear them as jewelry! Learn how to make adorable minis using pearl cotton thread. Then turn them into a simple pair of granny square earrings in class. Then Myra will show how to transform any crochet motif into its mini version. Learn how to change colors and the best way to hide ends. See lots of examples that show ways to prepare them to become jewelry finished with simple findings.
Materials Fee: $2.00 for jewelry findings.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
5109 Easy Provisional Cast-ons: The How and Why Gwen Bortner
At least one provisional cast-on should be in every knitter's tool box. And, in fact, there are several options, each with their own pros and cons.
During the first half of class, you will learn how to complete at least three different provisional cast-on methods (possibly more if we have time). Then, we'll explore why every serious knitter needs to know this technique as we apply what we have learned to creating the perfect start to a top-down sweater, uncover the magic of the mobius, and investigate the many options these interesting cast-ons provide.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5268 Easy Anatomy of a Yarn Laura Bryant
Everything you have always wanted to know about yarn, but didn’t know who to ask!! Why does chenille worm? What makes a yarn bias when knit? What stitches are best for a boucle? Why are some yarns are limp when knit or crocheted? Develop a notebook of yarn types with examples for future reference. Learn how different yarns are constructed, how different fibers behave, and how construction affects that behavior. Learn which stitches and sweater styles suit which type of yarn.

Materials fee $3.00 includes notebook materials and yarns.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
6226 Intermediate Old Shale: Theme and Variation Candace Eisner Strick
Old Shale is perhaps the most beautiful and beloved of all the Shetland lace patterns. Its beauty and ease of knitting  endures, and its variations are almost limitless. It has but one fault: the bind-off does not wave as beautifully as the cast-on. Come to class and learn how to adjust and manipulate Old Shale into dozens of beautiful variations and how to cure that bind-off problem.
Note: Must be able to read a charted pattern.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
6124-2 Intermediate 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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4117 Intermediate Rainshadow Scarf Sivia Harding
This ram’s-horn shaped garter stitch scarf features two different kinds of short rows: one for the color wedge insert along the narrow edge and another that shapes the  lengthwise stripes. We'll learn about these two short row methods (and why you need both!) while we work the swatch. We will talk about lace, beads, stripes, and how to deal with other issues such as weaving in ends and carrying yarns. Warning: Addictive knitting ahead!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
5280 Intermediate Bottoms Up! Toe-up Socks Michelle Hunter
Prepare yourself for a new obsession—toe up socks! By popular demand, the majority of today’s sock patterns are written from the bottom up. Toe up socks take the guesswork out of measuring and always leave you with ample yarn. This class will cover all of the skills needed to knit these addicting beauties – cast on, magic loop, short row heel and elastic bind off. I’ve helped thousands to knit successful socks and I can’t wait to count you among them. In class we will make a small demo sock to learn the techniques. Lastly, bring a skein of sock weight yarn and cast on for your very own pair of full size socks (pattern included). Sock yarns are amazing and shopping for it is just half of the fun!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
2005 Easy Cross the Finish Line Every Time Stefanie Japel
So you've done the hard part, all of the knitting on your latest project, but there's one final step before it actually looks like it did in the designer's photo: the finishing. You're so close! With the help of this class, you'll be able to block, seam, weave in the ends, and fix minor errors like dropped stitches, the use of wrong stitches, bunchy buttonholes, oddly spaced buttons, and errors.

Note: Neither fit problems nor other alterations will be covered in this class.

You should have experience knitting a whole project and be ready to do the finishing or tried to finish and gotten frustrated.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
2068 Intermediate Hems and Facings Sarah Peasley
Tired of making the same old ribbed or garter-stitch borders over and over again? Is it like watching a boring rerun for the umpteenth time? Try a hem, a front band with a facing, or a folded-over neckband instead! Work them as you go or add them at the end. Find out what happens behind the scenes, on the underside of the hem or band: learn how to reduce bulk, try different options at the fold, and secure on the wrong side. For an added bonus, we'll get fancy with double buttonholes and mitered corners. Let's face it—it's time for a new double(d) feature!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
4116 Advanced Japanese Fingerless Mitts by Hitomi Shida Gayle Roehm
Knitters who love beautiful stitch patterns are delighted with the "Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida," recently published in English. Join the translator to knit the fingerless mitts from this book, and gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols. We'll start the first mitt in class, practicing chart-reading and some of the more complex maneuvers, to be sure you can finish the project later at home. The pattern will be provided; you don't need to purchase the book ahead of time.
Note: You must be comfortable knitting in the round from charts.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
8093 No skills required Crochet a Mat with Fabric Strips Sheila Rolfer
Want to get it on with your creative self and bust your fabric stash at the same time? You're in luck. Learn to transform “old” fabric pieces into continuous strip segments and crochet them into a beautiful and charming rug. You can rely on either a random result or set out for a pre-planned design. Using your favorite fabrics and a Clover jumbo crochet hook, set your imagination free. It's fun, fast and very cool.

Sponsored by Clover.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5061 Easy Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Knit one Below Harry Wells
Want amazing looking colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with multiple colors in a row? You can have it with the Knit One Below technique. It requires knitting with only one color per row. Our focus will be on making vertical stripes easily as we follow step-by-step instructions. We'll start with simple swatches and as time permits, continue with hands-on work in the creation of a hemmed cowl or scarf (flat or tubular).
Saturday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm NEW
5009 No skills required Working in the Round: How to Knit the Magic Loop Eloise Wager
Knitting in the round for large garment pieces is a life saver! But what about smaller projects like an accessories case? Join us and we’ll show you just how easy it is to use the magic loop technique using the Clover Takumi Interchangeables. You can’t afford to miss this class!

Sponsored by Clover.
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
No skills required Student Banquet & Style Show  
Join Rick Mondragon as attendees strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
6225 Easy Take Flight: Knitting your First Lace Shawl Denise Bell
A beginning knitter may tire of garter stitch scarves, socks, and hats. When that happens, try a simple small shawl and learn a few more skills. as you begin the Monarch Shawl, you'll practice reading a chart, learn how pattern repeats work, knit simple lace, and gain an understanding of basic triangle construction.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5283 Easy Personalized Pattern Perfection Steven Berg
Found a pattern that's almost perfect but not quite - whip it into submission! The shape is right but you want to use a different stitch, or the yarn is too boring, or the fit is just a little off - everyone's been there. Enter StevenBe, master of the substitution. In this workshop, Steven will guide you through taking your pattern and making it perfect with an artful use of short rows, stitch patterns, gauge modifications, yarn substitutions, and other techniques. You will leave this workshop with the confidence and chutzpah it takes to wrangle any pattern into submission as well as a newfound comfort with the best ways to modify any pattern.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
5263 Easy Fun with Fine Yarns Gwen Bortner
Love the beauty of fine weight yarns, but looking for alternatives to socks and shawls? Love the feel of fine yarn, but dread knitting with tiny needles? Gain hands-on experience as you explore a variety of techniques and methods to use fine yarns on not-so-fine needles. Gain insights on picking yarns and colors to create your own gradients. Use a spinning techinque to bulk up your yarn without having to manage multiple balls. Uncover the advantages of using fine yarn even when a heavier yarn is required. Knitting with fine yarn can be fun, even if you don't like knitting with tiny needles.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3047 Intermediate Slick Set-in Sleeves J C Briar
Set-in sleeves give a sweater a crisp, tailored look, and for easy knitting, you just can't beat sleeves knit from the top down. When you pick up stitches from the body and shape the sleeve cap with short rows, you avoid the bulk of a seam and the fuss of easing a sleeve cap into an armhole. Learn to adapt an existing pattern to this approach or to design according to your own measurements.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
4043 Easy Fair Isle Tams Beth Brown-Reinsel
This Fair Isle class is for knitters who would like to venture into two-color knitting but haven't had the chance. A small tam comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the wheel area will be knit on double points or a circular needle in four colors, although never more than two in a round.
Techniques included in the workshop are: Knitting with a color in each hand, weaving yarns to reduce snagging, reading tam charts, knitting traditional peerie, border, and wheel patterns, and shaping and finishing of the tam. The class will end with a discussion on designing a tam.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
2010 Easy Button It Up! Crocheted Buttonholes Edie Eckman
Crocheted buttonbands are more than just functional; they can also be fun, decoratvie, and beautiful. From simple openings to more challenging and complex edgings, you'll see how decorative edgings can include a custom buttonhole for any button. And if you can't find the perfect button, you'll learn methods to make your own. This class is for both crocheters AND knitters who want to create beautiful buttonbands that can become an important design element.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
6227 Intermediate Cables To Boot Candace Eisner Strick
Knitted cuffs for the tops of boots are fashionable as well as practical. They are also the perfect place to hone some new knitting skills. We will cover a perfectly stretchy cast-on as well as a matching stretchy bind-off, reversible cables so you can turn down the cuff, and how to cable without a cable needle. All of the above techniques can be applied to a matching cowl.

Note: Must have some experience in knitting in the round.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW     SOLD OUT
6092 Intermediate Garter Party: Garter Stitch Gone Wild (with Special Guest I-cord!) Franklin Habit
Poor, plain garter stitch. So often confined to the edge of the party, so seldom seen in anything but the same old blocks or stripes. But not today! Today, garter stitch breaks out into fully-fledged stranded color patterns, courtesy of an intriguing but little-known technique called garter jacquard. We’ll work charted garter jacquard patterns both flat and in the round, look at possible applications for it in sock knitting, and perhaps even chart our own patterns to play with.
Note: Previous experience of stranded (aka jacquard or Fair Isle colorwork) may be helpful, but is not essential.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     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.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 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.

Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
3014 Intermediate Top Down and All Around Barry Klein
We will work on learning the basic techniques for knitting from the top down. We will jump right in and start working on a small garment and during the knitting process, we will talk about different variations, different techniques and different ways to knit from the top down. When class is over, you will understand the full process and be prepared to design from scratch.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
6228 Intermediate Change It Up! Susan Lazear
You've got a pattern that you count on for the fit and look you love. Discover what else you can do with it. Learn how to use that pattern as an anchor piece and change it up for variations on a theme. Change the neckline, add detail, fashion it up or down. In the end, you'll have multiple patterns, each one a bit different, and all to become wardrobe staples. Students will develop a mini collection of ideas to take home and execute.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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

Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5100 Intermediate Drop It! Sarah Peasley
A dropped stitch can be your worst enemy, but once you get to know it better, you'll be great friends. You already know how to drop stitches, right? You're halfway there! Learn how to pick them back up (or not!) within a variety of stitch patterns and for a multitude of reasons. Stockinette? Garter stitch? Cast-on stitches? Cables? Edge stitches? No problem!
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW
2070 Intermediate Finishing with a Bang, Not a Whimper: Seams and Shoulders Harry Wells
Finishing means many things in knitting, and doing it well is essential for an attractive garment outcome. A beautifully seamed garment is key.Learn various methods of seaming and weaving, including joining side seams, sleeves, ribbing, garter st to garter st, weaving two bound off edges (e.g shoulders), vertical to horizontal (e.g. sleeve to armhole), and making sloped shoulders with short rows and three needle bindoff.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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!
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 NEW
2067 Intermediate Colorful Cast-ons Lorilee Beltman
When knitting a project do you feel you're not getting to the fun part until well after the cast on? Try these colorful cast-ons to add interest to the project, and to add extra entertainment value for you, the knitter.

In class we'll make swatches. After class you'll be able to apply the techniques learned to add a modern touch of color to a solid color garment. Or, by adding colors to the cast-on edge, you can introduce colors that appear later in piece. The options are so plentiful that there is more in the handout than we have time to get to, but we'll choose our favorites and proceed at a good clip.

The instructor will bring labels for your swatches so you can keep them for reference.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5252 Intermediate Miter Me This, Miter Me That Marly Bird
Learn how to knit the building blocks of the knitting world. The mitered square has long been a staple in knitting design, and now it will be a staple in your knitter's toolbox. These magical mitered squares are knit in a variety of stitches. In class, learn how to make one in garter, a mix of garter and stockinette, and plain stockinette as well as a variety of center decreases that can be used to create the dividing line down the center. Also, these squares are joined as you go making miters the perfect traveling project for any knitter.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
7112 Easy Making Money from Your Hobby Gwen Bortner
So often we dream of getting paid for doing what we love. But can you really make enough money to make it worthwhile. If so, how do you possibly get started in the industry? Get answers to these and many questions along with an overview of the MANY ways you can make money with your knit or crochet skills. Discussion will include the pros and cons of each type of endeavor, the basic skills required to be successful and tips for getting started off on the right foot. You probably won't get rich, but you may be able to pay for your hobby and really enjoy doing it!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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
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 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
8083 Intermediate Double-Ended, Circular Tunisian Tapestry Lily Chin
Learn this fascinatingly new technique of creating a moire effect in crochet. Create projects without seams. Make pictures or motifs in two colors without stranding. This is a ground-breaking, never-before-seen way of using tunisian crochet employing a short, double-ended hook.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5060 Intermediate Knit Fix Cindy Craig
Let's face it. We all have a favorite garment or socks that we have just about worn out but can't bear to part with, don't throw it out, let's salvage it for a few more seasons! We will work on repairing holes that result from different problems. We will practice in stockinette stitch and ribbing. This class will increase your understanding of how knit and purl stitches are created and how they relate to each other when mixed in a row.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5010 Intermediate Cross-pollinating Techniques Susan Lazear
Expand your knitting repertoire by borrowing from the sewing world. Learn how to knit pin tucks, hung hems, various bindings/edgings, casings, zipper ideas, embellishments, etc. Make your knitting unique, learn how to combine and apply these techniques. Soon you'll be adding unique details to all your knit projects.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1016 Easy Basic Intarsia Techniques Sarah Peasley
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multicolored fabric, as in Christmas stockings with a jolly Santa motif or a vertically striped sweater. Learn a variety of tricks to keep your intarsia knitting on track and (mostly) tangle free, including preparing your materials, reading a chart, weaving in ends, and mastering duplicate stitch.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
2032 Intermediate Finishing with a Bang, Not a Whimper: Buttonholes and Zippers Harry Wells
Finishing means many things in knitting, and doing it well is essential to an attractive garment outcome. A beautifully seamed garment is key. Learn how to create several different types of button bands and button holes (both embedded and on edges) and how to sew a zipper into a knitted garment.
Sunday 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!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm NEW
5172 Easy Making the Most of Mitered Squares Myra Wood
Mitered squares are so much fun and so easy to knit! Let's explore! Try a wonderful join- as-you-go technique that includes squares, rectangles, right-angle/L shapes, and 4 squares at a time. We’ll also work squares on point and create patterns with different color placements and layouts. See what a difference color choice and stitch pattern can make.



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