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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.
A popular teacher and prolific designer, Melissa Leapman is the author of several best-selling knitting and crocheting books as well as numerous publications and DVDs from Leisure Arts. Her most recent titles are Knitting the Perfect Fit and The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook.
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.