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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.
Jane Slicer Smith
Jane has an honors degree in knitwear design from Trent University in England and extensive experience as a designer and producer of handknit garments and knitting kits through her company Signatur Handknits (sigknit.com). Her book Swing Swagger Drape includes the A-line and Swingcoat patterns for which she is best known. When she is not teaching in the US and England, she is at home in Sydney, Australia.
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STITCHES East 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
368-3 Intermediate Designing with Miters
Take a designer's journey with Jane and mitered squares. First, step out of the square by seeing it as a mitered diamond. Add increases for A-line and Swing and decreases for Jane's flattering fit and style. Jane talks about how she has learned to accommodate and manipulate the limitations of miters into A-line and Swagger styles, showing garments from her book Swing, Swagger, Drapeâ€”all with two-row stripes!
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
670-6 Intermediate Texture, Purpose, Placement and Patterns
This class will explore textures and their uses beyond the stitch pattern. Learn stitch construction as well as shaping and styling. Learn the profiles of different stitches. Understand stacking stitches to create ribs and explore alternatives to rib with basket stitch or double moss for knitted-on button bands. Jane designed this class to help you understand these stitches, observe your knitting in relationship to graphs and written instructions. We will discuss raised-surface texture from bobbles, bells and leaf shapes, to cables and traveling stitches for Celtic cross, zigzag and diamond patterns, as well as the functions of cables in garment styling.
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
112-6 Intermediate Intarsia: An Introduction to a World of Color
Join Jane in her world of color as she guides you through the basics of simple Intarsia and Fair Isle, reading graphs, reading your knitting, and joining colors. Jane will talk about proportion and color balance within a design, as well as her use of swing and drape when designing.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
118-3 Intermediate Swing into Style
With Jane as your guide, learn the basics of shaping A-line and swing coats, understand garment structure, and make smart color and styling choices.