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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.
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for over 20 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She completed her first DVD Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel in 2010. Her articles and designs have appeared in Threads, Cast On, Interweave Knits, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dye Pot, Vogue Knitting, and Knitter's Magazine. She continues to design for her own pattern line, Knitting Traditions. Beth's website can be found at www.knittingtraditions.com.
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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.