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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.
Anne Berk was certified by The Knitting Guild of America as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has been a knitting instructor since 1998. She has taught at Sock Summit, Madrona Fiber Arts, and Interweave Knitting Lab. Anne's designs have been published by Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Shibui, and Twist Collective. She has contributed to several publications, including ColorKnits e-mag, Piecework and Interweave Knits. She is the author of 2 instructional DVD's for Interweave, Inside Intarsia and Intarsia InDepth.
STITCHES Midwest 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
599-3 Easy Inside Intarsia
Intarsia allows a knitter to create motifs, stripes and geometric shapes in any direction, controlling fabulous color effects. Intarsia is fun when done efficiently and this class will teach you the techniques, tricks and tips to de-mystify the process. Class project is a bag which can be felted. Students will have the choice of three charted motifs, or they can design their own.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
598-6 Intermediate Argyle Socks
Argyle Socks are classic and have a timeless appealâ€”especially for men. They have a unique construction, because they are most efficiently knit flat using the intarsia technique, and then joined and knit in the round following the gussets. Mattress stitch is used to invisibly join the leg and the instep seams. This class will have samples, charts and instructions for all sizes, from baby socks to adult male, and will show how to modernize the Argyle using new yarns and fun color combinations. Learn to do intarsia, read a color chart, work duplicate stitch, invisible seaming, how to knit a gusset heel flat, ways to knit and close a toe, and how to weave in ends efficiently.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
908-3 Easy Intarsia with a Twist
For the intrepid knitter who is told that something is difficult or impossible but wants to do it anyway, Intarsia is easily knit flat, but there is a way to create seamless intarsia in the round. It is tricky, but once you know how, it is very manageable. This is knitting magic at a high level! Class project is a tube that can be finished into a bag, a Christmas stocking, or a hat.