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* Early Bird pricing ended on Apr 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM  

Saturday 08/04/2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Tracy Purtscher

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You are the Boss of Your Knitting with Tracy Purtscher
Have you ever had the urge to just cast on but didn't have access to any patterns? Would an intriguing but mindless knit that can be taken anywhere with nothing in the bag but the yarn and needles be appealing to you?
In this class, you will learn how to use self-generating stitch patterns to create a dynamic knitted fabric with repeating or evolving patterns. While learning the principles we will make knit/purl textured fabrics as samples. Once the principles are understood you will have the opportunity to work these self-generating patterns in other types of knitting, twisted stitches, stranded colorwork, lace, and slipped stitches. Your options are limited only by your desires. After you are comfortable with the principles laid out in the classwork we will explore ways in which you can create your own stitch patterns and what to do if the pattern expires and no longer is self-generating. Given how easy it is to knit self-generating stitch patterns without having to follow a written pattern or chart, makes Spontaneous Knitting the ultimate comfort knitting with extreme portability.

_Smooth, light-colored yarn with appropriately sized needles.
_Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes