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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 learned to knit when she was seven, and in 2005 she decided to leave her previous life as a Broadway stage manager to follow her passion and work in the knitting world. After managing a New York yarn store, in 2008 she joined Lion Brand Yarn to create the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City, where she served as the Studio Director for five years. Patty now teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as STITCHES, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and the Knit and Crochet Show. A certified knitting instructor, Patty focuses on helping her students see the 'why to' not just the 'how to'. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Pattyâs classes can also be found online at Craftsy and Knitting Daily, and Pattyâs designs and knitting skill articles can be found in Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting, Knit 1,2,3 and Knit âN Style magazines. Patty loves to knit, crochet, spin and has even dabbled on the knitting machine. She is currently attempting not to get sucked into another yarncraft, but weaving is looking pretty interesting. Patty lives in Brooklyn with her husband, a room full of yarn, and her rooftop garden.
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 patternâs 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,âIâd like that sweater but I wish it had . . . â. 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!