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Rick Mondragon
Rick Mondragon, Knitter's editor, has been knitting for over 40 years. His passion for color is obvious in his work, but underlying all his designs is technique. Besides knitting and crochet, he is an accomplished spinner, free-lance tailor, dressmaker, and quilter. He has been teaching for 25 years offering ideas and insight to perfecting skills with needles, hooks, yarn, fiber, fabric, and thread. He loves the challenge of garment design and deconstructing and translating a pattern into words.


STITCHES South 2013 Classes
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Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight only For knitters, it all begins with the swatch.

Actually, it begins with yarn, needles, and an idea.

New yarn or stash? Your idea or a pattern? No matter — you need to swatch.

And that swatch isn't just about getting gauge. It’s about entering a 3-D world where stitch pattern, color placement, silhouette, and even technique become active, going far beyond a sketch or a photo.

Swatches — a lot of them — are often all that separates you the knitter from you the designer.

Along the way when you ask, “What if?”, your swatch answers.

Your Swatch is talking, indulge your inner knitter, LISTEN.

Learn to understand, respect, and love your swatch.
Join Knitter's editor, Rick Mondragon, as he shares his swatching process.

Are you planning to attend the Opening Day Luncheon, too? Purchase the Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon option and save.
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm     SOLD OUT
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon For knitters, it all begins with the swatch.

Actually, it begins with yarn, needles, and an idea.

New yarn or stash? Your idea or a pattern? No matter — you need to swatch.

And that swatch isn't just about getting gauge. It’s about entering a 3-D world where stitch pattern, color placement, silhouette, and even technique become active, going far beyond a sketch or a photo.

Swatches — a lot of them — are often all that separates you the knitter from you the designer.

Along the way when you ask, “What if?”, your swatch answers.

Your Swatch is talking, indulge your inner knitter, LISTEN. Learn to understand, respect, and love your swatch.
Join Knitter's editor, Rick Mondragon, as he shares his swatching process.
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
907-3 Intermediate Swatch Secrets When you begin a project there are questions that only a swatch can answer—so much more than the needle or crochet hook size required to get gauge. It is your preview and provides details that are invaluable later on in the project. Join Rick for an intimate look at swatches and swatching. Through practical application of technique and skill, analysis, and exploration, you will understand why a swatch is so crucial in knit design. Soon the swatch will be a welcome part of your knitting exercise.



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