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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.
A former clothing designer from Russia, Galina is the owner of Skaska Designs and co-author of Gossamer Webs. She teaches techniques used in Russian Orenburg lace shawls.
STITCHES Midwest 2011 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
208-3 Intermediate The Perfect Edge
Orenburg lace is most often recognized by its exquisitely detailed scalloped border teeth. Explore the knitting techniques that give you a 'perfect edge.' Learn how to turn ordinary table, bed and bath linens, curtains, or even favorite clothing items into luxurious collectibles with the addition of the simple, sophisticated, Orenburg lace border. Materials fee: $3 for yarn.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
214-3 No skills required Grafting with a Russian Twist
Leave it to those innovative Russian knitters to devise simple, yet effective methods for casting-on that fit every knitting occasion, and for a clever grafting method that will make your seams seem seamless. You will like them so much you will use them on all your future knitting projects.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
654-3 Intermediate Mooshky Madness
Would you like to give your knitting projects new life by adding style, substance, and texture? The addition of 'spiders', 'clover leafs', and 'mooshky' (the lily-of-the-valley motif) will add a new dimension to your knitting. Traditional they're not...a real hoot to knit...most definitely. This is dimensional knitting, Russian-style.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
520-3 Intermediate Russian-Style Continental Knitting
Learn this subtle Russian variation of the classic continental knitting method. It is fastâ€”it is easyâ€”and it is oh-so-forgiving on your wrists.