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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.
Lily M Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for nearly 25 years, as a designer, instructor and author of 8 books on knitting and crochet. She has looks for the New York Fashion Week runway collections of designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg and Isaac Mizrahi; and her work has been on the backs of celebrities and supermodels. She was named a "Master Knitter" by Vogue Knitting. She is regularly cited in media across the U.S., including the Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, CBS Morning News, CNN, HGTV and more. Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13.
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STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
577-3 Easy Join as You go Knitting
Most knitters avoid seaming like the plague. When working garment pieces or different colored strips, sewing seams is daunting. Learn how to join as you go for many situations, including edgings. Join a new piece to the left of an existing piece, to the right of an existing piece, or to the top or bottom of an existing piece.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
308-6 Intermediate Custom Fitting Existing Patterns
Many patterns are available, but often you want to change the neckline, lengthen the sleeves, etc. Find out how to personalize the fit of a pattern for yourself or those you knit for. See how small alterations can make a garment hang better. Learn easy alternatives to drop shoulders. These simple refinements don't require extensive pattern re-writes but produce great results.
Note: This class does not cover extensive pattern sizing and fit alterations.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
609-6 Intermediate Reversible Cables
Simple to execute, cables are almost always worked over stockinette stitch, producing a 'wrong' side that may show on scarves or blankets. Learn how cables work, which stitches, yarns and needles are ideal for reversible cables, and how to chart reversible cables so you can imagine the finished product.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
507-3 Easy Tips and Tricks with Lily
Learn Lily's secrets to make your knitting life easier: join a cast-on for circular knitting without adding twist, start a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing the first stitch, attach knit pieces as you work, work a circular bind-off on the neck where the beginning and end are imperceptible, and weave in ends that are too short for a darning needle. Leave class with lots of small 'fix-its' and a new eye for knitting details.