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Melissa Leapman
A popular teacher and prolific designer, Melissa Leapman is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books as well as numerous publications and DVD's from Leisure Arts. Her most recent titles are Knitting the Perfect Fit and The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook.


STITCHES West 2012 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.
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Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
526-3 Easy Stashbuster Magic Got yarn? Transform even your tiniest bits and pieces into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind jacket! In this hands-on workshop, learn designer secrets for creating and using a magic ball of yarn while knitting a mini version of this one-piece wonder. Best of all, no one will ever suspect it was crafted from leftovers! Magic, indeed.
Note: Must be comfortable working in the round on double pointed needles or proficient at magic loop or knitting in the round with 2 circular needles on as few as 8 stitches.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     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
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.
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
658-3 Easy Look, Ma, no cable needle! Want to knit an Aran pattern lickety-split? Learn to cross your cables without a cable needle. After some hands-on practice in class, you'll wonder why those pesky little things were ever even invented!



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