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Faina Goberstein
Faina Goberstein finds it irresistible to play with various knitting techniques and stitch patterns. She
writes, teaches, designs knitwear, and blogs. She is the founder and the host of The Designer's Studio at http://fainasdesignersstudio.blogspot.com.
Faina is the co-author of Casual, Elegant Knits and her designs can be found in such publications as Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit N’ Style, books by Soho, DRG, and Wiley publishing. She also designs for yarn companies such as Bijou Basin Ranch, Cascade, Classic Elite, and Claudia Hand Painted yarns. In her spare time, she teaches mathematics at the community college.

STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
509-3 Easy The Game of Casting On: Using Cast-On and Bind-Off to Adorn Projects Discover some new and unusual cast-on and bind-off techniques and review some you may already know. Join in a discussion of their applications, and learn some bind-off techniques to match your cast-on. Projects with Dewdrop cast-on will be demonstrated as an example of how to implement it on a garment. Do you want to tame the stockinette from rolling? Learn a cast-on that does just that. Discover  that it is so more to a cast-on than just to begin something to begin your knitting.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
677-6 Intermediate Nifty Shaping: Stitch Patterns Savvy We will explore different stitch patterns and see examples of how to use them to shape a garment or any small project without decreasing or increasing stitches. Examples will be shown to illustrate this technique. Hats,  cowls, small bags and gloves will be discussed as a potential projects for this innovative technique. During class, make a sampler with stitch patterns and sketch a design in which these stitch patterns will be used. In addition, change of needle sizes will be used to shape even more without making traditional calculations.

Color & Creativity Finishing Finesse Garment Shaping & Designing Projects & More Projects Techniques & Tips for Knitters Stitch Patters & Textures Extras Crochet