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Jill Bigelow Suttell
Jill learned to knit at 10 years of age. After a 'teen years' break, she re-learned and has been knitting with a passion ever since. The first sweater she knit, she modified, and the next was her own design.

Five years as a yarn shop owner gave her a passion for teaching as well as designing. Jill has been an instructor at STITCHES events, Knitter's Day Out, Knitter's Connection, Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet
Show, and many shops. Her designs can be found in Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, and Knitty. She is co-author of A Knitter's Gallery of Mitered Squares: 45 Unique Designs in Color, Texture and Lace.

For more about Jill, go to b-ewe-tiful.com



STITCHES West 2020 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3132 Intermediate Customizing Your Mitered Squares Expand your knowledge of mitered squares. Add color for a stash-busting project, lace for an airy shawl, texture for depth or a combination of the three. We will discuss re-sizing of squares, different ways of picking up stitches, using multiple-sized squares, and different ways of building squares upon one another.
Note: Mitered square experience necessary.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5234 Intermediate Cables Front and Back Cables make a beautifully textured fabric on the front—but what about the back? With little effort, you can make the back look just as pretty as the front. Try several different reversible cables and even design your own.



STITCHES West 2020 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
CC2 No skills required Double Knit in Color Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
CC8 Easy Getting Started: Mosaic Knitting Learn to knit with color without the fuss of having to use bobbins or carry more than one color throughout the row. You can create some beautiful patterns using Mosaic Knitting, both in garter and stockinette stitch. In this class we will knit a cuff for take-out coffee cups. Must be able to knit and purl.
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT8 Basic Knitting in Both Directions Knitting in both directions allows the knitter to see the right side of the work at all times. Since there's no need to turn the work, you save time and effort, especially when working bobbles or entrelac. Learn the basics of knitting and purling when working a row from left to right and ways to work this technique into your everyday knitting.
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT58 Easy Can't Face Lace? Knitting lace can be intimidating for beginners and some more experienced knitters. Spend an hour trying out the basics of lace — yarn-over/decrease combinations, the correct needle choice, and the importance of blocking.
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TT8 Basic Knitting in Both Directions Knitting in both directions allows the knitter to see the right side of the work at all times. Since there's no need to turn the work, you save time and effort, especially when working bobbles or entrelac. Learn the basics of knitting and purling when working a row from left to right and ways to work this technique into your everyday knitting.
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
CC2 No skills required Double Knit in Color Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT45 Easy How to Read a Pattern The Second Steps series is designed to aid the brand-new knitter.Whether you’ve just taken the Learn-to-Knit Market Session or you learned last week from a friend last week, you may either be impatient to learn more or feeling a bit overwhelmed. Each Second Steps Market Session will help you learn to navigate this new world.

A knitting pattern can seem to be written in a different language. Jill will help you decipher all the code. For practice, sample patterns will be provided but feel free to bring along one of your choosing.
Materials: Notebook, pen or pencil with eraser.
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT43 Easy Understanding Gauge The Second Steps series is designed to aid the brand-new knitter. Whether you’ve just taken the Learn-to-Knit Market Session or you learned last week from a friend, you’ may either be impatient to learn more or feeling a bit overwhelmed. Each Second Steps Market Session will help you navigate this new world.

Learn what gauge is and why it is so important. Learn how to make a gauge swatch and how to count both stitches and rows. Finally learn what to do when you don't "get gauge."
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
TT44 Easy Meet Mitered Squares Learn the basics of mitered squares in one and two colors in this market session class. Two methods of double decreasing, pick up and knit stitches, and combining cast on and picked up stitches will be covered.
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
TT50 Basic Simple Increases and Decreases The Second Steps series is designed to aid the brand-new knitter. Whether you’ve just taken the Learn-to-Knit Market Session, or you learned last week from a friend, you may either be impatient to learn more or feel a bit overwhelmed. Each Second Steps Market Session will help you navigate this new world.
In Simple Increases and Decreases, you will learn to work the most common increases and decreases: knit 2 stitches together, yarn over, and more.