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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.
Sarah is a Michigan-based designer, teacher, and technical editor. She teaches at local yarn shops and guilds, for regional and national conferences, and on Craftsy.
Sarah's passion is making knitting accessible to everyone. She is known for the patience and humor with which she teaches, for the relevance and detail of her class notes, and for her ability to instill confidence and provide her students with a wide range of lasting skills.
For more about Sarah, go to sarahpeasley.com.
STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
531-3 Easy Preventing and Fixing Mistakes
Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of a stitch, then apply what you've learned to correct a variety of common mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split stitches, and holes. Learn to safely rip back a stitch, a row, or an acre of knitting without losing your cool.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
227-3 Easy Simple Finishing Tips
Let Sarah help you put a sweater together step by step. Sew seams smoothly, pick up stitches evenly (and without gaps), weave in ends invisibly, and learn to block like a pro. Turn your knitted pieces into a beautifully finished product that you'll be proud to show off.
Techniques covered include: 3-needle bind-off, sewing garter stitch, sewing stitch-to-stitch, sewing row-to-row, sewing stitch-to-row, picking up stitches, weaving in ends, and blocking/laundering.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
544-3 Easy Take Time to Save Time
Really? A whole class about gauge? Yes. Gauge really IS that important, and this class will tell you why. Learn to make a proper gauge swatch, measure it accurately, and use what it tells you to make a garment that actually fits. Blocking and successful yarn substitution will also be discussed.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
231-3 Intermediate Taking the 'Bind' Out of Binding Off
Does your pullover get stuck on your big noggin? Why won't that circular shawl lie flat? Is a too-tight hatband cutting off the circulation to your brain? Can't get your toe-up sock over your heel? Traditional bind-offs are often too rigid and can be downright uncomfortable. Loosen up with a variety of elastic bind-off techniques that will turn your castoffs into comfy, wearable garments. Tubular, sewn, and grafted bind-offs will be included.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am CANCELED
232-3 Intermediate Casting on for Toe-up Socks
Sample a variety of cast-ons that will get your toe-up socks off and running in no time. Included are Judy's Magic Cast-on, Turkish cast-on, and Bosnian Garter-stitch Toes.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
116-3 Easy Basic Intarsia Techniques
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multi-colored fabric, as in Christmas stockings with a jolly Santa motif or a vertically striped sweater. Learn a variety of tricks to keep your intarsia knitting on track and (mostly) tangle free, including preparing your materials, reading a chart, weaving in ends, and mastering duplicate stitch.