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Charles Gandy
Charles, a TKGA Master Knitter, learned to knit at the young age of four from his mother, a designer and shop owner. He designed his first sweater three years later and continues to create today. A two-time winner in the recent Knitter's Magazine "Think Outside the Sox" contest, three of his designs are featured in the new book of the same name: "Dread Sox", "Snake in the Grass" and "Pedicure Polka Socks". His own book, The Embellished Sock: Knitted Art for the Foot features 18 creative sock patterns and numerous techniques. His work is featured in numerous national publications, and he is a frequent teacher and lecturer at workshops and conferences nationwide.

STITCHES South 2013 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
905-3 No skills required Pattern Pitfalls Have you ever gotten half way through a project and realized that the pattern is not making sense? Or realized that the instructions aren’t complete or seem lacking in some way? Pattern writing is not easy…and reading and understanding what to do can sometime be daunting. This class will discuss 10 'red flags' to look for and will equip you with confidence so you can 'edit' the pattern making your project better.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
591-3 Easy Embellished Knitting Here's a chance to learn numerous ways to enhance your knitted creations through applied embellishments. From frilly ruffles to bobbles to twists and ripples, I-Cords, special finger cords, and even beading, we will explore and sample how to knit with personality!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
904-3 Easy Socks 101 Have you avoided knitting socks, thinking they might be too difficult? Or, are you frightened about those “scary” double point needles? Then this is the class for you. While you make a mini-sock (perfect for a holiday ornament!) We will investigate the basic “anatomy” of a sock, equipping you with knowledge and confidence so you can make your own socks without referring to a pattern. We will explore plenty of tricks and tips to take the fear out of working with DPNs (double point needles). We will even learn an easy way to do the never-can-remember “Kitchener Stitch.”

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