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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.
A popular teacher and prolific designer, Melissa Leapman is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books including Mastering Color Knitting and Stashbuster Knits (Potter Craft), as well as numerous publications and DVD's from Leisure Arts. Her most recent book, Knitting the Perfect Fit, was released in August 2012.
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STITCHES South 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
604-3 Intermediate Celtic Cables
Learn how to use basic cabling techniques to create Celtic-inspired knots, panels, and motifs. These special designs include unusual circular elements rather than the typical vertical alignment of most cables. (Shhh don't tell anyone, but these gorgeous cables are much easier than they look!)
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
658-3 Easy Look, Ma, no cable needle!
Want to knit an Aran pattern lickety-split? Learn to cross your cables without a cable needle. After some hands-on practice in class, you'll wonder why those pesky little things were ever even invented!
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
380-3 Intermediate Flatter Yourself: Fully Fashioned Secrets of the Pros
In this fun hands-on workshop, learn how designers use fully fashioned shaping to create flattering sweaters. No matter your shape, use your knitting prowess to create knockout pieces that fit and flatter.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
650-3 Easy Mosaic Knitting: Colorful Knitting the Easy Way
You like the look of intricate colorwork but hate the thought of all those bobbins and tangled yarns? Learn the in's and out's of this deceptively easy technique.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
647-3 Easy Stripe It Rich
Want to play with color? In this hands-on workshop, explore several interesting multicolor stitch patterns that are based on simple stripes. Using just one color per row, you'll create tuck stitches, drop stitches, and more. The techniques are easy, but the results are dramatic!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
526-3 Easy Stashbuster Magic
Got yarn? Transform even your tiniest bits and pieces into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind jacket! In this hands-on workshop, learn designer secrets for creating and using a magic ball of yarn while knitting a mini version of this one-piece wonder. Best of all, no one will ever suspect it was crafted from leftovers! Magic, indeed.
Note: Must be comfortable working in the round on double pointed needles or proficient at magic loop or knitting in the round with 2 circular needles on as few as 8 stitches.