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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 with basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patterns and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Candace Eisner Strick
Candace Eisner Strick has immersed herself in music and knitting most of her life. Now retired from 16 years of teaching cello, she concentrates on designing, writing, and teaching knitting.
Her book, Strick-ly Socks, features a revolutionary and amazingly simple way of knitting socks. Candace is the author of 6 other books, has been published in numerous magazines, and has taught nationally and internationally since 1998. She is the creator of her own line of yarn, Merging Colors, and her own line of patterns under the label of Strickwear. Currently, Candace is working on a skirt book with XRX Books for release in early 2016.
Candace's students say they not only love learning from her classes but thoroughly enjoy her sense of humor. Appropriately, 'strick' means to knit.
For more about Candace, go to strickwear.com
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
542-3 Intermediate Strick-ly Socks
Learn Candace's revolutionary, simple, new method. The toes and heels are worked flat, without seams. Sounds impossible, right? But, it's so easy you will be amazed. Convert any existing sock pattern to this simple method. Finish your sock with a wonderful, stretchy bind-off.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
218-3 Intermediate Skirts For Every Body
Most knit skirts use a turned-down waistband with elastic. This creates a bulk right where most people don't want it! With Candace's unique new method you can banish that bulk. Also learn all the necessary techniques to knit a custom-fit skirt and sample some fun and flirty design optionsâ€”from ruffles, to inserts, to hankerchief hemlines.
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
539-3 Intermediate Art of Knitting Backwards
Learn to knit and purl backward and how to apply this technique to an applied edging. It is great not to have to turn your work at the end of those 6-stitch rows!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
541-3 Intermediate Tradition!
Tradition can be as precarious as a fiddler on the roof, but when you know a few traditional techniques and styles, you can make a plain sweater sing. Learn the Channel Island cast-on, Fair Isle corrugated rib, Latvian braids, Shetland Lace, and Norwegian lice.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
585-3 Advanced Double Dare
You'll do a double-take when you see what you can do with double knitting, double colors, and double hands! Learn how to create a 2-sided fabric with two colors using both hands. After you master stockinette stitch you will continue on, learning several different stitch patterns.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
721-3 No skills required Kumihimo: The Art of Traditional Japanese Braiding
Begin your adventure in this beautiful fiber tradition by making a bracelet with one of the easier braiding techniques. Kumihimo discs will be provided for you to use. Once you learn the possibilities, you will never want to stop!
Materials fee: $10 for braiding materials, beads and bracelet clasp.