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Candace Eisner Strick
Learning both music and knitting at the age of three, Candace Eisner Strick has followed these two loves all her life. A former cellist, she now devotes her time to all aspects of knitwear. She is the author of eight books, her most recent being Knit My Skirt (XRX, Inc., 2016).
She lives in rural Connecticut with her pianist/knitting husband Ken, rescue wonder-bunny Abraham, and a parrot who owns her. Her designs can be found at the Ravelry store and at Love Knitting website. Appropriately, strick” mean 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 options—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.
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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 ways…bind off, easy crochet-edge bind off, or knit a ruffly border.
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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, ”just the thing every knitting book cautions you not to do, then go on to do splits, tucks, and twists.
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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.



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