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No skill required
Basic Know basic stitches (knit, purl or single crochet, double crochet).
Easy You should know the basics, how to increase and decrease, and have made at least one project.
Intermediate You should have worked with a few stitch patterns and should be familiar wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
An accomplished knitter, teacher and internationally-recognized knitwear designer, Kathy owns a yarn shop, Kathy's Kreations. She is a regular contributor to Knitter's Magazine, and best known for designs featuring textures and cables.
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STITCHES Midwest 2011 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
357-3 Intermediate Knit to Fit
Not sure how to adapt that beautiful sweater pattern you love to fit your body? Kathy shares professional designer tips and her 'worksheet method' for getting a custom fit worthy of your time and effort! Now you can make it your own!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
648-3 Intermediate Intro to Combining Lace & Cable Patterns
Lace & cable techniques both delight and challenge knitters with variety in shape, design, and texture. Creative combinations of the 2 can result in truly artistic knitting. Kathy will discuss the importance of gauge, treating the 2 pattern stitches as a unit, interpreting chart symbols, and tips for keeping track of patterns. The class project is a scarf combining a basic rope cable with a simple
openwork/mini-honeycomb panel based on Kathy's popular 'Ube' cardigan
from Knitter's Issue 99. The lacy oval columns alternate with mirrored rope cables for elegant textured stitch work.
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
649-3 Intermediate Slip-Stitch Savvy
Slip-stitch color patterns use only one color per row, making colorwork easy â€” ideal for both beginners and more experienced knitters. Kathy will discuss how-to's for working this technique, hints for choosing colors and yarns, as well as tips for interpreting instructions. The class project is a sampler of pattern stitches in which one basic stitch pattern is altered in 7 different ways.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
653-3 Intermediate Ruffle, Frill, and Scalloped Edgings
Decorative edgings offer an easy-to-do element that makes your knitting extra special. Kathy will present how-to's for working a ruffle, cobweb frill, and scalloped edgings. The student will have a hands-on opportunity to knit samples of each and learn new skills such as central double decrease, the e-wrap cast-on method, working into the back loop, un-raveling stitches, working multiple increases and decreases and much more.