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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.
I learned to knit while chaperoning Girl Scouts in Norway. While in our hospitality home, I asked the mom to teach me how to knit, and because I was pregnant with my first son, we started a baby sweater. She had the back finished in two nights, and I was still on the ribbing!
I have learned so much since then and now spend my days managing Studio Knitting & Needlepoint, Kansas City, MO. I love helping people learn to knit or crochetâ€‰â€”â€‰especially, when they get stuck! I knit everywhere I go and am frequently questioned on the sidelines of the soccer field and at PTA and Cub Scout meetings.
I love to design and write patterns.
STITCHES East 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
236-3 Easy Seams Made Simple
The seams of your garment provide structure and showcase your overall knitting skills. Good seams improve the look of any project. Learn to identify your stitches and rows so you can execute precise seaming techniques. You'll also learn to do perfect shoulder seams, invisible side seams, and sleeve seams.
STITCHES East 2013 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CR12 Basic Tunisian Crochet
A cross between knitting and crochet, this
fabric looks woven. Lets play with some stitches while making a business card holder.
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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT25 No skills required Magical Revisible Cables
I love when my scarves donâ€™t have
a wrong side. Youâ€™ll learn to make a cable that looks the same on both
sides. It is perfect for scarves and other applications where both sides are
showing. You should already be familiar with cables before taking this class.
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT23 No skills required Charts Can Be Your Friends
Donâ€™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. Weâ€™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 decreasingâ€‰â€”â€‰combined with color and textureâ€‰â€”â€‰create endless possibilities. Mitered knitting can become squares, rectangles, diamonds, or strips and is the foundation of some of todayâ€™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 canâ€™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.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT13 No skills required Invisible Joins
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 canâ€™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 Wavy Scarf that we will begin.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
SP3 Basic Just One Row
One row stripes can make your project POP. Learn how dramatic they are and how to make one row stripes with 2 colors and with 3 colors. Youâ€™ll be addicted in no time.