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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.
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 newest book, Strick-ly Socks, features a revolutionary and amazingly simple way of knitting socks. She 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 name of Strickwear (www.strickwear.com).
Candace's students say they not only love learning from her classes, but thoroughly enjoy her sense of humor as well. Appropriately, "strick" means to knit.
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STITCHES South 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
521-3 Intermediate Two Colors, Two Hands, Two Directions
Now you CAN knit with two colors with the right side always facing. Learn how to knit with one color in each hand, and how to go back and forth without turning your work. Helpful to those who wish to knit continental, helpful to those who wish to learn to hold the yarn in their right hand, and helpful to those who are deathly afraid of steeking! Come one, come all; there is something for everybody.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
541-3 Intermediate Tradition!
Tradition can be as precarious as a fiddler on the roof, but when you know a few traditional techniques and styles, you can make a plain sweater sing. Learn the Channel Island cast-on, Fair Isle corrugated rib, Latvian braids, Shetland Lace, and Norwegian lice.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
585-3 Advanced Double Dare
You'll do a double-take when you see what you can do with double knitting, double colors, and double hands! Learn how to create a 2-sided fabric with two colors using both hands. After you master stockinette stitch you will continue on, learning several different stitch patterns.
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.