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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 teaching historic knitting workshops nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Her book, Knitting Ganseys, has been deemed a classic.
She has completed three DVDs: Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel, Color Stranded Knitting Techniques, and Sanquhar Gloves and a Craftsy class on Twined Knitting. She loves to prowl the storage section of museums around the world to look at old knitted things for inspiration for her patterns and classes.
Her articles and designs have
appeared in Threads, Cast-On, Interweave Knits, Piecework, Knitting Traditions, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot, Vogue Knitting, and
Knitter's Magazine. Beth continues to design for her own pattern line, Knitting Traditions.
She lives in Vermont and loves winter!
For more about Beth,Â go to www.KnittingTraditions.com.
STITCHES East 2012 Classes
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Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
550-6 Intermediate Twined Textured Fingerless Mitts
Learn and apply the Swedish techniques of TvÃ¥ndsstickning 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 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
561-6 Intermediate Latvian Fingerless Mitts
Some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Begin your first fingerless mitt to learn techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid, and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of 2-, 3-, or 4-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the mitt as well as the gussetless thumb and a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with 2 yarns in the right hand, 2 yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with 3 or 4 colors.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or working with 2 circulars.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
470-6 Intermediate Norwegian Mittens
Learn Norwegian mitten construction by knitting one of a pair of mittens in two colors on double-pointed needles. Topics to be covered include striped ribbing, the Norwegian thumb gusset, seam stitches, pointed tip, and different patterning on the front and back of the mitten. In addition, yarn dominance and different styles of knitting will be covered in class.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.