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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 with basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patterns and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Shannon Okey is a designer, the publisher behind Cooperative Press, and a former knitting magazine editor. She has written more than a dozen fiber arts titles and taught everywhere you can imagine, including drop-spindling on a swaying cruise ship! Her most recent book is The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design.
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STITCHES East 2011 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
370-3 Intermediate Get Published
Have you always wanted to write a book? Now's your chance! Whether you want to submit your work to large publishers or do it yourself, Shannon has the insider knowledge to help you succeed! She reveals the processes behind:
â€“building a successful book proposal
â€“brainstorming a book: discovering what you have to offer the market
â€“publishing it yourself for greater profit and control
â€“finding a printer, an appropriate print solution or going digital and many other topics of interest to creative people of all kinds.
Extensive Q&A period during class to cover all your bases!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
371-3 Intermediate Aspiring Designer Bootcamp
Are you ready to take your knit design work to the next level? Designer and ex-knitting magazine editor Shannon Okey, whose online Designer Bootcamp classes have attracted students from all over the world, will show you how it's done, from presenting yourself professionally to establishing an online presence to submitting to magazines.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
311-6 Intermediate The Sweater Map
Using Shannon's 'sweater map' technique, students will learn how to design their own perfect sweater. We'll discuss proper measurement-taking, gathering inspiration, and translating everything from the page to the needles. Along the way, students will also learn how to address their own personal challenges for optimal sweater fit and style.