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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.
Sandi is a designer, teacher, and former yarn-store owner. She is the author of Not Just Socks, Not Just More Socks and Not Just Socks for Kids, a series of books using self-striping sock yarn.
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
580-3 Intermediate Fearless Fair Isle
Stranded Fair Isle style colorwork is a classic technique that belongs in every knitter's repertoire. Experiment with 1-handed and 2-handed methods to see which is more comfortable for you. Learn simple tricks for keeping your tension even. See why certain color combinations sing while others fall flat. You'll leave with the beginning of a hat, or a finished headband.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
376-3 Intermediate Kids Socks
Do you know children who are envious of your hand knit socks? Most sock patterns are published for adult sizes. In this class, we'll celebrate little feet. You'll find out about children's sock sizes and fitting issues. You'll learn to adapt a pattern planned for adults to children's sizes. You'll see how to design your own kids socks from the ground up (or cuff down). We'll explore the details and flourishes that will have the little ones lining up to be the next recipient of socks knit by you!
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
575-3 Easy Partners, Pairs and Perfect Matches
Sometimes the perfect yarn is actually 2 or more yarns in combination! Combining yarns of different colors and textures can create a fabric that is more than the sum of its parts. Practice mixing yarns and learn which bring out the best in each other and which should go their separate ways.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
535-3 Easy Making the Most of Self-Striping Yarns
The market is full of yarns that are dyed to make lovely stripes. Take advantage of these yarns to produce beautiful, flattering garments. Learn to analyze the stripe patterns so you can predict and control your results. Break free from horizontal stripes and see what happens with vertical, diagonal, and modular patterns.