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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.
Sarah's passion is making knitting accessible to everyone. She is known for the patience and humor with which she teaches, for the relevance and detail of her class notes, and for her ability to instill confidence and provide her students with a wide range of lasting skills.
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STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
544-3 Easy Take Time to Save Time
Really? A whole class about gauge? Yes. Gauge really IS that important, and this class will tell you why. Learn to make a proper gauge swatch, measure it accurately, and use what it tells you to make a garment that actually fits. Blocking and successful yarn substitution will also be discussed.
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
554-3 Easy Knitting in Circles
Tired of knitting back and forth? Ready to move on? Expand your horizons with a variety of circular-knitting techniques. Learn to knit in the round using double points, 1 circular, 2 circulars, and the Magic Loop, with I-cord and double knitting thrown in for good measure. You'll be ready to make seamless sweaters, sleeves, gloves, bags, and socks (even 2 at a time), and much, much more.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
531-3 Easy Preventing and Fixing Mistakes
Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of a stitch, then apply what you've learned to correct a variety of common mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split stitches, and holes. Learn to safely rip back a stitch, a row, or an acre of knitting without losing your cool.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
328-3 Intermediate A Well-Executed Sleeve Cap
Learn how to design an armhole to fit YOUR body, then pick up and knit a perfect set-in sleeve from the top down with no unsightly seams! Bonus: use short rows to shape your sweater shoulders neatly and avoid those nasty stairsteps!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
116-3 Easy Basic Intarsia Techniques
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multi-colored fabric, as in Christmas stockings with a jolly Santa motif or a vertically striped sweater. Learn a variety of tricks to keep your intarsia knitting on track and (mostly) tangle free, including preparing your materials, reading a chart, weaving in ends, and mastering duplicate stitch.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
590-3 Intermediate Color Go Round
Practice a variety of color techniques while knitting in the round, including single-row and multi-row color stripes, Fair Isle knitting, intarsia in the round, and double knitting. Special attention will be paid to camouflaging both color and pattern jogs.