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Lorilee Beltman
This former yarn shop owner's experience providing answers for a steady stream of questioning knitters taught her the value of delivering an honest answer with kindness.
Lorilee's continental knitting video has over a million views on Youtube. While she enjoys teaching continental to those who want to learn it, she appreciates all knitting styles. She urges her students to try projects that introduce new techniques. Since 2009, she has enjoyed her students at national events and looks forward to meeting you in class!

Her articles or designs have been published in The Ultimate Hat Book (Vogue/Soho Publishing), Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockinʼ Sock Club, Interweave Knits Magazine, Interweave Sockupied eMag, Twist Collective, and Beyond Toes by Judy Becker. She is a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting instructor, a TNNA designer/teacher member, and a member of Cat Bordhiʼs Visionary Authors group.

Tent-camping with her husband and boys has brought her to over twenty National and Provincial Parks. Lorilee grew up in Pittsburgh, spent thirty years in west Michigan, and now calls Seattle home.
For more about Lorilee go to lorileebeltman.com.



STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
582-3 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Continental Knitting Introduction When you learn Lorilee's brand of continental knitting, you will minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable, and perhaps speedier, way to knit. Each finger has a job to do. Understand exactly what motions have a bearing on stitch gauge. (It's not what you think!) Learn to create even knitting by sizing your knits and purls equally. Learn how your choice of tools affects your outcome. Practice the knit stitch then move on to purl, increases, decreases, and ribbing where efficiency really pays off.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
439-6 Easy Toe-up Magic Loop Toddler Socks Knit a toddler-sized sock while you learn the toe-up process using many new techniques. Start with Judy's Magic Cast-on, proceed with magic loop knitting and toe increases, followed by your choice of an upside-down or after-thought heel, beautifully mirrored decreases, and topped off with Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off. Gain confidence galore! Note: Beginner sock knitters are welcome in this class.
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
458-6 Intermediate Felted Loafer Slippers These sturdy slippers are real people pleasers. You'll be making them for all your loved ones. The double sole makes them long-wearing, and the shaping of the heel keeps them on comfortably. Knit seamlessly using great techniques: Judy's Magic Cast-on, magic loop knitting, short row shaping, a clever technique for joining the soles, and felting tricks. Many students will complete slipper, 9"-11" long, in class.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
582-3 Easy Pick Your Knits and Purls: Continental Knitting Introduction When you learn Lorilee's brand of continental knitting, you will minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable, and perhaps speedier, way to knit. Each finger has a job to do. Understand exactly what motions have a bearing on stitch gauge. (It's not what you think!) Learn to create even knitting by sizing your knits and purls equally. Learn how your choice of tools affects your outcome. Practice the knit stitch then move on to purl, increases, decreases, and ribbing where efficiency really pays off.



STITCHES West 2012 ETC Classes
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Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm     SOLD OUT
ETC Easy Continental Immersion Knitters who commit to this continental immersion session can truly expect to emerge as competent pickers. Some of the most enthusiastic students are those who have knitted, even happily, by another method for decades. New and experienced knitters are equally welcome.

When you learn Lorilee’s brand of continental knitting, you will minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable and perhaps even speedier way to knit. Learn that each finger has a job to do and begin to retrain those fingers. Gain an understanding of exactly what motions have a bearing on the stitch gauge. (It may not be what you think!)

On the first day we focus on the knit stitch, purl stitch, ribbing, increases, decreases, and sizing our knits and purls equally. Each student receives individual attention.

On the second day, we start a project together using the instructor’s pattern for a stitch sampler hat or cowl. We dive into ribbing, lace, cabling and bobbles, all accomplished using our newly learned knitting position.

We’ll try our hands at:  
twisted stitches  
slip stitch patterning  
lace  
bobbles  
cabling (without a cable needle)  
two-handed color work/stranding  
mirrored decreases



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