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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 with basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patterns and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Candace Eisner Strick
Candace Eisner Strick has immersed herself in music and knitting most of her life. Now retired from 16 years of teaching cello, she concentrates on designing, writing, and teaching knitting.
Her book, Strick-ly Socks, features a revolutionary and amazingly simple way of knitting socks. Candace is the author of 6 other books, has been published in numerous magazines, and has taught nationally and internationally since 1998. She is the creator of her own line of yarn, Merging Colors, and her own line of patterns under the label of Strickwear. Currently, Candace is working on a skirt book with XRX Books for release in early 2016.
Candace's students say they not only love learning from her classes but thoroughly enjoy her sense of humor. Appropriately, 'strick' means to knit.
For more about Candace, go to strickwear.com
STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
539-3 Intermediate Art of Knitting Backwards
Learn to knit and purl backward and how to apply this technique to an applied edging. It is great not to have to turn your work at the end of those 6-stitch rows!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
218-3 Intermediate Skirts For Every Body
Most knit skirts use a turned-down waistband with elastic. This creates a bulk right where most people don't want it! With Candace's unique new method you can banish that bulk. Also learn all the necessary techniques to knit a custom-fit skirt and sample some fun and flirty design optionsâ€”from ruffles, to inserts, to hankerchief hemlines.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
542-3 Intermediate Strick-ly Socks
Learn Candace's revolutionary, simple, new method. The toes and heels are worked flat, without seams. Sounds impossible, right? But, it's so easy you will be amazed. Convert any existing sock pattern to this simple method. Finish your sock with a wonderful, stretchy bind-off.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
304-3 Intermediate Strick-ly Shawls
Knit a purely relaxing, beautifully fitting shawl without the hassle of reading patterns or charts. Use any weight yarn, any size needles, make it any size. Worked from the top down, this shawl incorporates easy shaping that makes it stay on your shoulders. You can finish it off in any number of different waysâ€¦bind off, easy crochet-edge bind off, or knit a ruffly border.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
678-3 Intermediate Tuck, Twist and Roll
Tiny little details can add huge amounts of interest to any knit garment. Some are super easy to do; others require gymnastics! But all will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see the outcome. We will start with a cool twisted cast-on, Â”just the thing every knitting book cautions you not to do, then go on to do splits, tucks, and twists.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
501-3 Intermediate Tapas
Sample little bites of the best knitting has to offer: try one fabulous cast-on that gives you instant k1, p1 set-up for ribbing, one unusual bind-off that requires no passing-over of stitches, one unusually beautiful stitch pattern, how to pick up perfectly, yarn-over increases that slant in both directions, a perfectly painless beginning for a circular shawl, a picot bind-off, and a few more delicious little tastes.