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Kellie Nuss
Kellie is a self-taught knitter with a keen interest in the success of her students. A proud knitting 'geek,' she loves to teach the principles and practices that are the foundation to every knitting technique and that allow any knitter to become confident enough to try anything they want. She is from Maryland and has been teaching professionally for 15 years. Kellie goes by kellamina on Ravelry.com and blogs at thesamestitch.com.


STITCHES South 2013 Classes
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
583-3 Easy The Confident Knitter Confidence in using patterns, fixing mistakes, and reading your knitting are all fundamental to feeling calm and in control when you knit. In this class we will become more familiar with the language of knitting patterns and the skills involved in reading them. We will also learn and practice the fundamentals of fixing mistakes and learn to identify both the problems and the remedies. Come prepared to work a sample from a pattern, mess it up and learn to make it right.



STITCHES South 2013 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TT4 Easy Look, No Double Points Come and learn the two popular ways of using long circular needles to knit on small circumferences, such as socks, sleeves, baby hats, and the like. You’ll never have to use double points again unless you want to! The first method uses two 24-inch circulars. The second way, commonly called The Magic Loop, uses one long (32-40 inch) circular needle. Both methods can be used on any circumference of knitting, enabling knitters to go from cuff to toe of a sock or brim to crown of a hat without ever having to change needles. Knitters should already be comfortable with knitting in the round or have at least tried it before class.
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
TT2 Easy Continental Knitting Continental knitting involves tensioning the yarn in the hand holding the unworked stitches (for most people this is the left hand) and using the other needle to pick stitches through in a quick and efficient manner. It is a great technique to have in your knitting repetoire. It can solve a multitude of knitting problems or just be a good companion to the way you already knit. Your instructor will teach the basics of tensioning the yarn and picking the stitches rather than throwing. We will learn the knit and purl stitches and have time to practice and discuss how to transition to this useful method of knitting.

Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT8 No skills required Knitting in Both Directions Knitting in both directions allows the knitter to always be looking at the right side, even if you are knitting flat. The work is never turned, and the knitter cleverly works both knit and purl stitches from the same side. This saves time when working on a very small number of stitches as for bobbles or entrelac, and it saves effort when working on a very large number of stitches. Your instructor will teach the basics of working knit and purl stitches from the right side of the work. There is time for practice and a discussion of how to use this technique in your every-day knitting.

Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CC2 No skills required Double Knit in Color Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
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Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TT24 No skills required Joggless Stripes When knitting circularly, the rounds spiral and leave a visual jog at color changes that can be unattractive and distracting. Kellie will teach several strategies for easing the color transitions in circular-knit stripes to leave a cleaner visual line. Must know how to knit in the round.
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Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
TT21 Easy Kitchener Stitch Never fear Kitchener Stitch, aka Grafting, again! With an easy-to-remember mantra, you’ll be able to master this essential technique for elegantly joining two pieces of live knitting. It is used in socks, shoulders, side-to-side knitting, and many other places, so a working knowledge will instantly increase your confidence to try new things. Sample swatch for practice will be provided.

Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CC2 No skills required Double Knit in Color Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT2 Easy Continental Knitting Continental knitting involves tensioning the yarn in the hand holding the unworked stitches (for most people this is the left hand) and using the other needle to pick stitches through in a quick and efficient manner. It is a great technique to have in your knitting repetoire. It can solve a multitude of knitting problems or just be a good companion to the way you already knit. Your instructor will teach the basics of tensioning the yarn and picking the stitches rather than throwing. We will learn the knit and purl stitches and have time to practice and discuss how to transition to this useful method of knitting.

Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
TT8 No skills required Knitting in Both Directions Knitting in both directions allows the knitter to always be looking at the right side, even if you are knitting flat. The work is never turned, and the knitter cleverly works both knit and purl stitches from the same side. This saves time when working on a very small number of stitches as for bobbles or entrelac, and it saves effort when working on a very large number of stitches. Your instructor will teach the basics of working knit and purl stitches from the right side of the work. There is time for practice and a discussion of how to use this technique in your every-day knitting.

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