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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.
Trendsetter Yarns company owner/designer Barry Klein has been knitting for 40 years. He started knitting by working in his family's knitting store, where all patterns were designed for the knitter's body. For the past 25 years he has worked as an industry teacher, doing knitting classes all over the world.
Barry has designed knitwear for magazines, along with knitwear for television shows, ice skaters, and movie stars. He has authored 5 knitting books and worked as a spokesman on Knitting Daily and other television knitting shows. He loves to share his love of yarn and everything that can be done with it. Barry has been voted one of the Top 10 Men who Knit/Design throughout history. Learn why "Let the yarn do the work" is his favorite motto.
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STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
315-6 Intermediate Perfect the Fit
When patterns are written, generic sizing does not allow the perfect fit. Learn to remove size labels and worry only about the finished size for your body. Explore swatching for gauge, changing needle sizes, and playing with pattern stitches. Work backwards from an existing pattern and forwards from a stitch gauge to create a design that will fit your actual body measurements.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
314-6 Intermediate Complete from the Neck Down
Cast on and create a miniature sweater from the top down while learning about body style, measurements, the mathematics behind the knitting, and putting it all together. During class there will be time to play with yarns, stitch patterns and see how all of the pieces come together in one piece that requires â€śnoâ€ť finishing at all. Relax, have fun and see it all come to life before your eyes and in your own two hands.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
589-3 Easy The Excitement of Accessories and More
There are so many really fun yarns out there and special ways to knit them so that they look their best and work to an advantage. We will spend time playing with these yarns, looking at how they knit up and talking about designs that make them amazing. Lots of accessory scarves, shawls, wraps, shoulder cozies and more will be shown as we knit up different swatches and look at the application of the yarns in each of the ideas. Be prepared for laughs and lots of fun.
Materials fee: $5.