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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.
Chris retired from a career in marketing communications and advertising to pursue her artistic passion, knitting and texture play, at home in Madison, WI. Instead she is having a wonderful time teaching workshops coast to coast â€“ and beyond â€“ for TNNA, shops, guilds and conferences and has her own line of knitting patterns. She has also designed knit garments for the American Girl clothing line.
Chris finds inspiration in nature's colors and combinations, and her knitting designs reflect her pleasure in combining fibers, textures, gauges, and colors in ways that create fun, yet always wearable knits. Her website
www.chrisbylsmadesigns.com showcases all of her designs and provides a list of sources for her patterns.
STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
202-3 Intermediate Joy of Finishing
Learn the joy of sleek shoulder lines, invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of stitches without counting, beautiful buttonholes, 'shortening' sleeves, taming sleeveless armholes, and other finishing touches. If it is worth knitting, it is worth finishing beautifully.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
364-3 Intermediate Neckline Love
You love the sweater but not the neckline. So change it! Learn to design your own crew, turtle, V-neck, scoop, asymmetricâ€”any shape neckline, in any gauge, that fits you. Finish it with perfect picked-up edges for flawless necklines you will definitely love, love, love.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
522-3 Intermediate Beyond the pattern: Knitting 'Purls' of Wisdom
Long before 'cast on' and even after 'sew seams' there are numerous details, tricks, and techniques that can make knitting better looking but are never spelled out in patterns. These are a dozen of my most essential 'purls' of wisdom for knitting successâ€”from winding a pull-skein by hand to wearing the garment out the door. Each nugget of information can make knitting more enjoyable and produce more professional results.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
506-3 Intermediate Stashology 201
You have 'archived' those countless balls of yarn that you could not pass up. Find new inspiration in what you already have, and use your stash to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! Be prepared to be amazed.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
226-3 Intermediate Steeks to the Rescue
Knitters often think scissors are the enemy of yarn, but actually they are great enablers. Learn three different non-machine ways to anchor and cut your knitting (yes!) to change a pullover to a cardigan, shape a neckline, re-size a garment, add armholes, and put you in charge.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
203-3 Intermediate Eight Empowering Edges
Ribbing and garter stitch are usually reliable choices for edges, but not all edges are equal. Learn eight hard-working edges that empower you to create beautiful, professional details; provide the control needed and give the option of making your own design decisions.