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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 with basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patterns and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Edie Eckman is a designer, author, and popular teacher who loves both knit and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and most recently, Christmas Crochet.
As a teacher, designer, and technical editor, Edie is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters. She is a lifelong learner and considers her students the best teachers.
For more about Edie, go to edieeckman.com.
STITCHES Midwest 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
910-3 Easy Mix-it Up Miters
This class comes with a warning: knitting mitered squares is addictive. While it can be calming and repetitive, it can also be endlesslu fascinating for knitters of all skill levels, and it's a perfect way to use up odd balls. Learn techniques for basic types of mitered squares and rectangles, then move on to incorporating stitch patterns and colorwork into your shapes. We'll explore ways to seamlessly arrange your modules into finished garments, accessories, and home dÃ©cor. You'll be captivated. But don't say you haven't been warned!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
659-3 Easy Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters
Bored with stockinette and garter stitch, but too busy for something difficult? Learn these quick-and-easy stitch patterns to keep your interestâ€”and allow you to watch the ball game at the same time!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
767-3 Intermediate Spreadsheet Savvy
Let your computer handle the math! Spreadsheets are perhaps the most powerful tool for a knitwear designer, as they can make designing a sweater in 10 sizes almost as easy as designing a sweater in one size! In this hands-on introduction to spreadsheets, we'll use Microsoft Excel to learn the basics of how spreadsheets work, including naming cells, completing metric conversions, rounding numbers, and setting up basic formulas that calculate stitches, rows, and stitch multiples. You'll begin setting up a powerful, multi-use 'calculator' that can save you hours of work.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
829-3 Easy Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs
Sure, it's fun to make granny squares and other crocheted shapes, but what to do with them? Learn techniques and planning strategies to turn individual shapes into finished projects with a minimum of fuss. Get hands-on practice with freeform, "planned freeform," and a variety of geometric options. This is a hands-on class that's sure to get your creative juices flowing!