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(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
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.
Cookie is an avid knitter, teacher, and designer. She teaches workshops throughout North America and is the author of Sock Innovation and Knit Sock Love.
STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
594-3 Intermediate Intuitive Chart Readingâ€”Lace
Learn how to read lace charts intuitively. We'll talk about lace and lace chart symbols then practice working from sample charts. Learn to see the connection between charts and the resulting knitting, how to read your knitting to determine where you are within a chart, various types of chart symbols (including Japanese), and how to read lace charts without a key. We'll also talk about the mysterious 'no-stitch' symbol and why it's used, how to handle stitch patterns with changing stitch counts, and how to deal with 'bad' charts.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
562-6 Advanced Sock Innovation: Top Down Sock Design
This workshop is geared towards intermediate to advanced sock knitters who are interested in a hands-on approach to designing socks. We will go over key calculations for a standard top-down sock using your chosen stitch patterns. By the end of this class, you will have a good start on your own sock and a plan for completing it.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
593-3 Intermediate Intuitive Chart Readingâ€”Cables
Learn how to read cable charts intuitively. We'll talk about cables and cable chart symbols then practice working from sample charts. Learn to see the connection between charts and the resulting knitting, how to read your knitting to determine where you are within a chart, various types of chart symbols (including Japanese and German), and how to read cable charts without a key. As an extra bonus, we'll also talk about cabling without a cable needle.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
563-3 Intermediate Traveling Stitches
Learn how to add curves and angles to your knitting by using traveling stitches. We will go over the different methods for making stitches travel, their effects on the fabric, and how to incorporate traveling stitches into a basic knitting pattern.