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NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for over 25 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She has made three DVDs: Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel, Color Stranded Knitting Techniques, and Sanquhar Gloves with Beth Brown-Reinsel. Her articles and designs have appeared in all the major US magazines, as well as The Knitter, a magazine of the UK. She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions.
She lives in Vermont and loves winter!
For more about Beth, go to www.KnittingTraditions.com.
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
543-3 Intermediate Intro to Twined Knitting
Are you curious about the 400-year-old Swedish technique of twined â€”or two-endâ€”knitting? In this introductory class, knit one of a pair of wristers while learning a traditional cast-on, twined knit and purl, patterning (the O stitch, the crook stitch, and chain path). We'll discuss managing your yarns and reading two-end charts.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
550-6 Intermediate Twined Textured Fingerless Mitts
Learn and apply the Swedish techniques of TvĂĄndsstickning or twined knitting by knitting a fingerless mitten using worsted weight yarn. The mitt is worked circularly on double-pointed needles and includes many techniques: the 'O' stitch, chain path, purl deep stitch, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop or working with 2 circulars.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
574-6 Intermediate Knit a Traditional Gansey
Discover the history, construction techniques, and design details of the British Gansey â€” a
beautiful 19th century fisherman's garment. Make a mini-pullover while
learning the traditional techniques: Channel Island cast-on, split
welts, stitch patterns, underarm gussets, shoulder straps, and
picked-up sleeves. Note: Must be proficient with double pointed needles or 2 circulars.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
450-3 Intermediate Latvian Wristers
Using wristers as a template, learn beautiful Latvian mitten cuff techniques that can be applied to socks, hats, sweaters, and gloves. We will cover a scalloped cuff, a herringbone braid, a variation of the half-braid, traditional motifs in the main part of the wrister, and a picot hem. We'll cover three ways to manage two yarns in a round and discuss yarn dominance.