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(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Melissa is one of the most prolific American designers at work today. Her recent books include The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook, Knitting The Perfect Fit, and Melissa Leapman's Indispensible Stitch Collection For Crocheters.
STITCHES Midwest 2013 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
689-6 Intermediate Organic Stitchery: Novel Stitch Patterns Taken from Nature
In this hands-on workshop, explore dimensional stitch patterns that resemble flora and fauna. We'll knit a cabled butterfly motif, an embossed oak leaf, and more. Even Mother Nature herself will be impressed!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
380-3 Intermediate Flatter Yourself: Fully Fashioned Secrets of the Pros
In this fun hands-on workshop, learn how designers use fully fashioned shaping to create flattering sweaters. No matter your shape, use your knitting prowess to create knockout pieces that fit and flatter.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
637-3 Intermediate Two-Color Double Knitting
With this fascinating knitting technique, both sides of the knitting appear to be stockinette stitch. In just a few fun hours, learn how to knit and design these beautiful reversible fabrics.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
604-3 Intermediate Celtic Cables
Learn how to use basic cabling techniques to create Celtic-inspired knots, panels, and motifs. These special designs include unusual circular elements rather than the typical vertical alignment of most cables. (Shhh don't tell anyone, but these gorgeous cables are much easier than they look!)
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
526-3 Easy Stashbuster Magic
Got yarn? Transform even your tiniest bits and pieces into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind jacket! In this hands-on workshop, learn designer secrets for creating and using a magic ball of yarn while knitting a mini version of this one-piece wonder. Best of all, no one will ever suspect it was crafted from leftovers! Magic, indeed.
Note: Must be comfortable working in the round on double pointed needles or proficient at magic loop or knitting in the round with 2 circular needles on as few as 8 stitches.