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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 popular teacher and prolific designer, Melissa Leapman is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books including Mastering Color Knitting and Stashbuster Knits (Potter Craft), as well as numerous publications and DVD's from Leisure Arts. Her most recent book, Knitting the Perfect Fit, was released in August 2012.
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STITCHES East 2011 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
647-3 Easy Stripe It Rich
Want to play with color? In this hands-on workshop, explore several interesting multicolor stitch patterns that are based on simple stripes. Using just one color per row, you'll create tuck stitches, drop stitches, and more. The techniques are easy, but the results are dramatic!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
637-3 Intermediate Two-Color Double Knitting
With this fascinating knitting technique, both sides of the knitting appear to be stockinette stitch. In just a few fun hours, learn how to knit and design these beautiful reversible fabrics.
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
623-3 Intermediate Cable Ready
Does the thought of cable knitting have you totally confused and all tied up in knots? Explore the basics of this classic knitting technique from deciphering charts to practicing all sorts of cable crossings. Learn expert tricks to make your cabled fabrics beautiful, not to mention fun and easy to knit!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
437-3 Intermediate Double-knit Hat
Double your pleasureâ€”as well as the warmthâ€”by using the double-knitting technique to make your next hat. Practice shaping and knitting in the round while creating an adorable (and reversible) sample.
Note: Students must be comfortable with double knitting and knitting in the round with dpns.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
604-3 Intermediate Celtic Cables
Learn how to use basic cabling techniques to create Celtic-inspired knots, panels, and motifs. These special designs include unusual circular elements rather than the typical vertical alignment of most cables. (Shhh don't tell anyone, but these gorgeous cables are much easier than they look!)
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
650-3 Easy Mosaic Knitting: Colorful Knitting the Easy Way
You like the look of intricate colorwork but hate the thought of all those bobbins and tangled yarns? Learn the in's and out's of this deceptively easy technique.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
319-3 Advanced Fully Fashioned and Fabulous
It's all in the details! Explore fun and easy ways to work garment shapings with style and finesse. Discover designer tricks that use full-fashion techniques for figure-flattering results.