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Faina Goberstein
Fiana is a designer, author, and a professional and dynamite teacher. She is the co-author of the best-selling book,The Art of Seamless Knitting. Fiana began to teach knitting 40 years ago in Russia and never stopped. She shares her expertise and passion for knitwear design and knitting and crochet in general as she teaches at many different venues including STITCHES, Knitting Lab, knitting guilds and local yarn shops around the country and abroad. Her designs appear in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Wear, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Interweave Crochet, Crochetscene, Love of Knitting, and various books including Knit Noro, Cozy Knits, 60 More Quick Knits. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures, cables, brioche, and slip stitch techniques.

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