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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.
Now an Anglican Solitary living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anna has expanded Magnificent Mittens to include Socks. Her other books include Fancy Feet, 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit, Knitting for Anarchists, and Socks for Sandals and Clogs. She is currently working on a new book about embroidering your knitting, Splendid Apparel (XRX books).
STITCHES South 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
664-3 Advanced Twisted Traveling Stitches
Austrian twisted travelling stitches create patterns in high relief that resemble woodcarvings. They require a few special techniques (among them, how to interpret the charts) and some practice, but are well worth the effort if you enjoy careful knitting. They can also provide a wonderful base for embroidery.
This class will focus on flat knitting, which is much harder than in the round with these patterns, but gives the greatest flexibility for usage. After a few exercises, we'll make a cell-phone cover that could easily turn into cuffs for an elegant sweater.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
534-3 Intermediate Freesole Socks
For avid sock knitters: this new construction makes possible stranded socks with plain soles and socks with different yarns on the soles, insteps and tops. But its greatest advantage comes later, when the sock has developed a hole. Any part of the sole or heel can be easily removed and reknit. The socks begin with a 2-part toe (pick-up shaping on chain technique), continue up the instep in pattern (2-handed-backwards technique), then work the sole, attaching as you go and shaping a gusset (strip-joining technique). Finally turn the heel, pattern it, join the front, and knit up the leg. All this, making a sock large enough to store quarters in in your car.
Note: Must be comfortable working with DPNs and 2-color stranded knitting.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
902-3 Intermediate All about Stranding
This basic stranding workshop covers knitting with two colors, one in each hand, two in your left hand or two in your right hand. We'll make and cut steeks without a sewing machine and carry colors over long distances.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
903-3 Intermediate Surprisingly Special Techniques
Learn techniques that Anna has found more useful than she might have imagined. Central is the perfect buttonhole...and it is a perfect buttonhole. There is also a k1, p1 rib with neat, even stitches; easy wrapping for clusters once, twice, and thrice; knitting backwards with two colorsâ€”never purl fair isle again. Other hints which are more or less arcane.