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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.
Best known as the creator of the knitting education website, Knit Purl Hunter, Michelleâ€™s videos have been viewed by millions of knitters. Her books, Building Blocks and Building in Color, are skill building series designed to progress the knitter through the major knitting principles. Michelle divides her time between teaching classes nationwide and online instruction. Her designs have been featured in various publications and are all supported with video tutorials. She considers herself the luckiest person alive to be able to combine her passion for teaching with her love of knitting.
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STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
387-3 Intermediate Sock Opus
Want to take your sock knitting to the next level? Knit a one-of-a-kind striped masterpiece with your leftover sock yarn! Class will cover all the skills needed to design and knit your own tights, knee socks or calf socks using fingering-weight remnants. Learn easy shaping tips, weaving techniques, stripe know-how and delightful color play. Create a perfect fit using toe-up construction. Bring extra sock remnants to class to swap with fellow students for added fun.
Note: Previous toe-up sock experience required.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
675-3 Intermediate Spice Up Your Stitches
Spice up your knitting with fun-to-knit novelty stitches. These stitches are sure to add charm and texture to your next knitting project. In class you will learn to execute many novelty stitches and view examples of their uses. No more plain vanilla knitting for you!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
390-3 Easy Stitch+Stash=Style
Do you have beautiful yarns in your stash that are begging to be knit but you aren't sure what to do with them? Are you intrigued by the endless number of stitch patterns in reference books? This is the class for you! Learn the best way to use a stitch dictionary to complement your stash yarn and create one-of-a-kind pieces. A fabulous way to use luxury or hand-spun yarn. TÂ”this class covers stitch selection, best uses for each yarn, and simple pattern design. Students will create a unique cowl pattern using their stash yarn.
STITCHES West 2013 Market Session Classes
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Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm SOLD OUT
PP14 No skills required Shawl Beginnings
Try this slick technique that allows you to begin a
top down shawl without having to cast on hundreds of stitches. The garter stitch tab requires
only a few cast on stitches but magically begins a shawl worked from the top edge. See why
this method is preferred by top designers and featured in todayÃ¢Â€Â™s most popular shawl patterns.
Students will begin a lovely textured shawlette in class.Â