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NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Jane Slicer-Smith, author of 'Swing,Swagger, Drape: Knit the Colors of Australia, joins STITCHES from her Signatur Handknits studio in Sydney Australia. Jane has a flair for style with garment styling and colors and has created classes themed around her winter 2014 design range. Let her bring some colors to your needles, from simple striped Miters, a color trim for a touch of Chanel style, or easy steps of intarsia and Fair Isle (stranded). She uses cables within many of her designs not just for texture but also styling and loves to take texture into new directions. Jane generously shares hints, tips and techniques which she applies to her ready to wear collections and knitting kit designs each year.
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
132-3 Easy Untwisting Intarsia
Let Jane untangle the misconceptions of working Intarsiaâ€”start with simple a vertical stripe from a diagram and not a chart; secure ends and join new colors without knots! Advance to chart work, the logic of a little planning and placement to make the colors work for you! Of course Jane will have colorful sample garments and will show how very simple graph work can have stunning results.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
368-3 Intermediate Designing with Miters
Take a designer's journey with Jane and mitered squares. First, step out of the square by seeing it as a mitered diamond. Add increases for A-line and Swing and decreases for Jane's flattering fit and style. Jane talks about how she has learned to accommodate and manipulate the limitations of miters into A-line and Swagger styles, showing garments from her book Swing, Swagger, Drapeâ€”all with two-row stripes!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
685-3 Easy Traveling Textures with Bobbles and Bells
Explore and understand simple textures from moss stitch to cables. Learn how to read your knitting in relation to instructions and simple graphs and how cables, bobbles, and bells bring dimension to the surface of the knitting. Jane will show garments and demonstrate how she uses textures within most of her designs. This class brings many elements together from knitting texture to understanding how texture is used by designers.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
684-3 Easy Cables and Zig Zags
This class is for students ready to use their cable needle for more than cablesâ€”traveling stitches! Great things can happen once we get the stitches travelling across the knittingâ€”diamonds even! Join Jane and learn to not just read the pattern but read your knitting tooâ€”turn the lights onto your needles! Jane will show sample garments and show how texture is involved with shaping garments for A-line and swingcoat. Be sure not to forget your cable needle!