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Cindy Craig
Cindy learned to knit while chaperoning Girl Scouts in Norway. As a self-professed “knitting geek,” she enjoys exploring the technical side of knitting and tinkering with new skills, stitch patterns, knitting patterns, and concepts. She has been teaching professionally in yarn shops, guild events, and knitting shows for more than 10 years. She is the author of The Kids Knitting Notebook and has designs published in Knitter's Magazine, Knitting Today, and Red Heart, in addition to many self-published patterns.



Cindy has been the manager of The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint since 2002. She loves helping students learn to knit or crochet and is very skilled at getting students unstuck. She knits everywhere she goes and is frequently questioned on the sidelines of the soccer field, at PTA meetings, or Scouting events.



STITCHES Midwest 2013 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
SP2 No skills required Entrelac Intro French for 'interlaced,' entrelac is recognized by its characteristic basketweave appearance. Learn how to make the basic units of left and right rectangles, linking them together in tiers worked back and forth across the fabric. You will learn some of the knitting lingo specific to entrelac such as LR and RR. Included in this class is a pattern for an entrelac scarf that you will begin.
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Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
FF5 Easy Block Party To block or not to block? That is one of the many questions this class will answer. Blocking is that important last step that gives your project its polished look. Learn when to use steam blocking and wet blocking. Find out about blocking cable projects.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT11 No skills required Worldly Cast-Ons Become a world traveler through your knitting. This class will explore the Old Norwegian cast-on, the Estonian cast-on, and the Channel Island cast-on. Learn the benefits of each and discover how you might apply them in your next project.
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT23 No skills required Charts Can Be Your Friends Don’t let a chart scare you. Many knitters prefer working from charts over written directions. Charts can make knitting a lot easier once you get the hang of them. In this class you will learn the basic symbols, the basic rules for chart reading, and some tricks that make it easy. We’ll practice knitting from a simple chart while making a cozy for your coffee cup (or soda can).

Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TT6 No skills required Knitted Miters Basic knitting skills such as casting on, picking up, and decreasing — combined with color and texture — create endless possibilities. Mitered knitting can become squares, rectangles, diamonds, or strips and is the foundation of some of today’s best designs. You will learn to make a basic square, to join squares as you go, and to build the squares into a project. You will also receive a pattern for a Kindle or iPad cover and begin the project in class.

Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
TT18 No skills required Uh, Oh! Fixing Mistakes All knitters make mistakes. It can be frustrating when you can’t fix them yourself so you rip out and start over numerous times. This class focuses on the most common skills beginners need: picking up dropped stitches, correcting mistakes a few rows back, and understanding the difference between ripping back and un-knitting. These skills will help you relax when an 'oops' comes along.

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Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT13 No skills required Invisible Joins — Well Nearly Invisible Joining yarn in the middle of the row can be frustrating if the join is noticeable. This class will do the Russian braided, and the knotted joins. Learn which join to do based on the fiber content of your yarn. Your next project will fly because you can’t wait to get to the end of the ball to try your new skills.
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
SP2 No skills required Entrelac Intro French for 'interlaced,' entrelac is recognized by its characteristic basketweave appearance. Learn how to make the basic units of left and right rectangles, linking them together in tiers worked back and forth across the fabric. You will learn some of the knitting lingo specific to entrelac such as LR and RR. Included in this class is a pattern for an entrelac scarf that you will begin.
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
TT1 No skills required Short Rows Short rows can create curves and shapes in your knitted fabric. They are used for heels of socks, bust darts, and shoulder shaping. You will learn basic short rows in both garter and stockinette stitch, wrap and turn, and 'hiding' the wraps to make them virtually invisible. Included in this class is a pattern for a Curly Q Scarf that we will begin.

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