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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.
Susan is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego with over twenty years experience teaching design, pattern making, textiles, and other design-related courses at a college level. She also designs wearable art and is a computer-graphic artist. A line of software she has created for Cochenille Design Studio combines her skills.
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
356-3 Easy Kimono: Culture and Design for Knitters
This class covers a study of a very traditional shape; the kimono. Students will learn about its history, variations on design, and how knitters can translate this generic shape to their own dimensions and tastes. We will explore the planning of a garment using this basic shape and various ways to add fashion flair.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
348-6 Easy Will This Pattern Fit?
Love to knit, but don't know if the pattern will fit? Learn how to translate the knitting instructions into measurements and then compare them to your body to determine if the garment will fit and if alterations are necessary. Students will measure themselves and work on several patterns to determine and calculate the fit according to their need. Choosing appropriate styles for your figure will also be covered.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
417-3 Intermediate Creative Shawls and Wraps
Learn how to work with basic shapes and your personal proportions to create simple, yet fashionable wraps and shawls. Students will customize and create 3 patterns that can be knit with any yarn and gauge. In addition, you will learn basic techniques for evaluating and translating garments into pattern shapes that are suitable to your personal proportions.