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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.
Sivia Harding has been designing knitwear since 2003. Since then, hundreds of her patterns have appeared in publication under her own name and in magazines, books and collections such as Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People, Twist Collective, and Knitty. Sivia is known for her work with exceptional beaded knits. She is also known as an enthusiastic, warm instructor. Her designs are found on Ravelry and on her website, www.siviaharding.com.
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STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
459-3 Intermediate Aquitaine Beaded Cuffs
This class is a virtual cornucopia of beading techniques in knitting. The Aquitaine Cuff is an elegant piece with a heavily beaded hand covering that includes ruffles, lace and twisted stitches and a slim, ribbed cuff that can be wrist or elbow length. The overall effect is Victorian charm. Three different colors or types of seed beads are used, and many design options are given from simple to complex. Students are encouraged to make their own modifications for a completely unique work of art!
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
460-3 Easy Harmonia's Rings Moebius Cowl
The Harmonia's Rings Cowl, which uses Cat Bordhi's Moebius cast on to achieve the mysterious spiral neck shape, features an easy but addictive self-pleating knit and purl stitch pattern that creates concentric rings reminiscent of ancient architecture. This cowl sits cape-like over the shoulders and is suitable for a wide range of body types.
Class includes many techniques: the Moebius cast on, beaded picot bind off, knitting texture patterns in the round, shaping within the Moebius structure, and ways to customize the pattern to fit any body type. A sweater based on the cowl is also shown.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
461-3 Easy River Rock Scarf
This decadently beaded scarf, first seen in the book No Sheep for You, creates nests of beads that create the illusion of natural "rocks" embedded in a flowing "river" of 2"x2" rib. A bit of lace at the edges provides the perfect backdrop for this imaginative bead treatment.
Students learn how to manage large numbers of pre-strung beads with ease and explore the creative possibilities of this technique, along with conquering any fear of knitting with beads. Students can choose to either follow one of four charted designs or throw caution to the winds and create their own unique freeform piece.