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Kellie Nuss
Kellie is a self-taught knitter with a keen interest in the success of her students. A proud knitting geek, she loves to teach the principles and practices that are the foundation to every knitting technique and that allow any knitter to become confident enough to try anything they want. She is from Maryland and has been teaching professionally for 15 years. Kellie goes by kellamina on Ravelry.com and blogs at thesamestitch.com.


STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
529-3 Easy Mastering Yarn Substitution: Art, Science, or Black Magic? Learn to predict the results of yarn substitution by understanding yarn weights, fiber content, gauge, measuring, and how these elements interact with each other. Gain confidence and prevent disappointment as you learn why things can go wrong. Then, spend time practicing the basic math involved with a real pattern.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
530-3 Intermediate Left Can Be Right For You! Learn the basics of controlling your yarn with your left hand. We'll start with Continental knitting and purling, then take a trip around the world to survey knitting styles and innovations that make purling (and knitting) with the yarn in the left hand more efficient. Students will learn and try Norwegian purl, Eastern Combined knitting, and Portuguese Knitting.



STITCHES West 2012 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TT4 Easy Look, No Double Points Come and learn the two popular ways of using long circular needles to knit on small circumferences, such as socks, sleeves, baby hats, and the like. You’ll never have to use double points again unless you want to! The first method uses two 24-inch circulars. The second way, commonly called The Magic Loop, uses one long (32-40 inch) circular needle. Both methods can be used on any circumference of knitting, enabling knitters to go from cuff to toe of a sock or brim to crown of a hat without ever having to change needles. Knitters should already be comfortable with knitting in the round or have at least tried it before class.
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm     SOLD OUT
TT2 Easy Continental Knitting Continental knitting involves tensioning the yarn in the hand holding the unworked stitches (for most people this is the left hand) and using the other needle to pick stitches through in a quick and efficient manner. It is a great technique to have in your knitting repetoire. It can solve a multitude of knitting problems or just be a good companion to the way you already knit. Your instructor will teach the basics of tensioning the yarn and picking the stitches rather than throwing. We will learn the knit and purl stitches and have time to practice and discuss how to transition to this useful method of knitting.
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm     SOLD OUT
TT8 No skills required Knitting in Both Directions Knitting in both directions allows the knitter to always be looking at the right side, even if you are knitting flat. The work is never turned, and the knitter cleverly works both knit and purl stitches from the same side. This saves time when working on a very small number of stitches as for bobbles or entrelac, and it saves effort when working on a very large number of stitches. Your instructor will teach the basics of working knit and purl stitches from the right side of the work. There is time for practice and a discussion of how to use this technique in your every-day knitting.
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CC2 Basic Double Knit in Color Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
TT2 Easy Continental Knitting Continental knitting involves tensioning the yarn in the hand holding the unworked stitches (for most people this is the left hand) and using the other needle to pick stitches through in a quick and efficient manner. It is a great technique to have in your knitting repetoire. It can solve a multitude of knitting problems or just be a good companion to the way you already knit. Your instructor will teach the basics of tensioning the yarn and picking the stitches rather than throwing. We will learn the knit and purl stitches and have time to practice and discuss how to transition to this useful method of knitting.
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Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
TT21 Easy Kitchener Stitch Never fear Kitchener Stitch, aka Grafting, again! With an easy-to-remember mantra, you’ll be able to master this essential technique for elegantly joining two pieces of live knitting. It is used in socks, shoulders, side-to-side knitting, and many other places, so a working knowledge will instantly increase your confidence to try new things. Sample swatch for practice will be provided.

Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CC2 Basic Double Knit in Color Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT12 No skills required Judy's Magic Cast-on Judy's Magic Cast-on has spread to much of the knitting world and for good reason—it is a wonderful way to begin perfect toe-up socks. This class offers an introduction to this seamless, two sided cast-on. We will discuss how to read the instructions, work the cast-on and practice several times before learning how to move on in a pattern.
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     SOLD OUT
TT8 No skills required Knitting in Both Directions Knitting in both directions allows the knitter to always be looking at the right side, even if you are knitting flat. The work is never turned, and the knitter cleverly works both knit and purl stitches from the same side. This saves time when working on a very small number of stitches as for bobbles or entrelac, and it saves effort when working on a very large number of stitches. Your instructor will teach the basics of working knit and purl stitches from the right side of the work. There is time for practice and a discussion of how to use this technique in your every-day knitting.
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