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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 wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Elise Duvekot is a knitwear designer and author of the book Knit One Below â€“ One Stitch, Many Fabrics, published by XRX Books. Eliseâ€™s enthusiasm for novel techniques led to the stitch patterns presented in this book. Her inspiration comes from geometrical patterns and from the many beautiful colors and yarns that have become available in recent years. As far as the style of her work is concerned, it can best be described as traditional in workmanship, while modern in color and design. She divides her time between the Old World (The Netherlands) and the New World (Canada). In addition to knitting strands of various yarns together as a designer, she knits words of various languages together as a translator. Knitting and translating both provide ideal environments in which to be creative and productive, combining the best of both worlds.
STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
610-3 Intermediate Columns of Color with Knit One Below
Would you like to learn a completely new stitch pattern? In this introduction to the Knit-One-Below technique, you will knit two colors horizontally, one at a time, and yet you will create vertical stripes on one side and an interesting, very different pattern on the reverse side. Make swatches with differing selvedges for various purposes as well as bind-offs that match your cast-ons. This class will provide you with the skills you need to launch into a myriad of Knit-One-Below projects.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
587-3 Intermediate Mitered Squares with Knit One Below
Combine the Knit-One-Below technique with mitered squares. Use 2 contrasting yarns to create geometrical patterns going in multiple directions. See how a self-striping yarn makes its own stripes in the mitered square.
Note: Must have experience making mitered squares.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
471-3 Intermediate Swirled Shawlette with Knit One Below
Complete a small swirled shawlette in class using the Knit-One-Below technique or take your project home as the starting point for a larger shoulder shawl for yourself. Your two contrasting yarns will create geometrical patterns with an asymmetrical attitude.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
611-3 Intermediate Columns of Cables with Knit One Below
Do you love cables and want to break new ground? This class will introduce you to the Knit-One-Below technique and show how to incorporate a variety of two-color cables into a background of Knit One Below. These cables can be combined to form traveling stitches in multi-directional patterns that look like nothing you've seen before.
Note: Must have experience working cables.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
472-3 Intermediate Beaded Bag with Knit One Below
Learn the Knit-One-Below technique as you complete this versatile project to add to your collection. Carry it as an elegant small purse, fill it with potpourri, or put it into your knitting basket and enjoy it on a daily basis as the ultimate yarn cozy. Beads are optional, and you can use a thicker yarn to make a larger bag.