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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.
Patty is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the 'why' not just the 'how' in her pursuit of training the 'mindful knitter.' She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.
Patty teaches nationally at guilds and knitting shows around the country. Her Improve Your Knitting class was named Craftsyâ€™s most popular class of 2013!
Her DVDs include Knitting Bag of Tricks, Advanced Fixes in Knitting, and An Introduction to Color Knitting.
Patty's designs and articles have been published by various yarn companies and in Knitterâ€™s Magazine, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting magazines, where she also writes a knitterâ€™s advice column called â€śPattyâ€™s Purls of Wisdomâ€ť.
For more about Patty, go to pattylyons.com
STITCHES East 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
340-3 Intermediate Secrets of the Sleeve Cap
A properly sized sleeve cap can make or break a garment. Learn the math to design a traditional sleeve cap and how to redesign a patternâ€™s sleeve cap if your row gauge is not perfect. After discussing what the domino effect of changing one part of a pattern without readdressing the cap is, we will move on to alternative cap methods. We will discuss use of short rows for knitting a better cap, as well as explore the nifty trick of picking up stitches and knitting a sleeve from the cap down. You will never look at sleeves the same again!
NOTE: Math is used in sweater design.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
324-6 Intermediate Sweater Redesign
How many times have you thought,â€ťIâ€™d like that sweater but I wish it had . . . â€ś. Learn the simple math to change basic sweater elements. Using a simple pattern as a base, we will work through changing a crew neck to a v neck, changing the sleeve length, adding waist shaping and more. Learn how working a sweater in a different gauge can be to your advantage. Make every sweater pattern your own!
Note: Math is used in sweater design.
STITCHES East 2013 Market Session Classes
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Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
XT7 No skills required How to Block Your Garment
Blocking is what makes a knit or crochet piece look perfect. In this class, you will learn when to steam block, when to wet block, how to block unusual shapes and more. You will learn about blocking wires, boards, and how to make your finished garment perfect!