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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.
Lorna started Lorna's Laces in 1986 and sold it in 2003. She continues to work with hand-dyed yarns and designs for many yarn companies and publishers. She creates with knitting, sewing, and other crafts and loves to combine them all. Lorna's second book The Knitter's Guide to Hand-dyed and Variegated Yarns was released in November 2010.
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
445-3 Intermediate Meets in the Middle Top
Learn the techniques needed to knit this flattering, chevron top by beginning with two triangles then working until body size is attained. Work side gusset panels and sleeves are picked up and knit to finish the attractive garment. Learn about yarn gauge options, custom sizing and combining other yarns, all the while making a bear or doll size top in class.
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
444-3 No skills required Recycle and Repurpose Your Knitting
Create new out of old! Get rid of guilt-inducing UFO's or sad felting accidents while also being GREEN. Use the previously knit items to make something new. Many small projects such as pillows, slippers, hats, mittens, coasters, cup cozies, and toys can be completed in class. Great gift ideas.
Material fee: $2.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
446-3 No skills required Silver Linings
Learn innovative techniques for knitting and lining purses and totes. No sewing machine or felting required. Learn to use fusible adhesives, ready-made canvas totes, quilting fabrics, and fabric glues to accomplish this. Examples of zipped, buttoned, snapped, tied, and flapped closures will be displayed. Also learn ways to make your own handles and all the tips for sturdy, stylish bags. You will complete a purse in class.
Material fee: $10.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
527-3 Easy All About Steeks
Steeking is a traditional technique for making openings in pieces knit in the round. In this class we will discuss both common and uncommon ways to use steeks. You will practice 3 different methods for securing steeks without a sewing machine. You will take a deep breath and cut your sample steeks. Then, you will learn a variety of methods for dealing with the cut edges to create a beautifully finished product.