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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.
Ginger Luters is a Northern California based designer of knitted wearable art, and a nationally known creative knitting teacher. She has an MA in Fine Art and taught knitting, weaving, and design classes at Saddleback College in southern California for 12 years. Author of the book Module Magic, which focuses on the unusual designs and construction techniques for which she is known, Ginger designs for knitting magazines and yarn companies.
STITCHES East 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
819-3 Easy Tempting Tunisian: An Introduction to Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian crochet is often described as a combination of knitting and crochet. While this technique usually produces a dense, rigid fabric, by using a large crochet hook and several stitch variations a soft, drapey fabric suitable for scarves, shawls, and other garments can be created. Note: Must be able to work chain stitch and single crochet.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
682-3 Intermediate Magical Mosaics
Mosaic knitting is a special form of slip stitch knitting, a fun and easy way to introduce color and geometric pattern into your knitting. Although the finished patterns often look complicated, the technique is fairly simple, using only one color in any one row. Weâ€™ll knit some maze-like patterns and then consider ways in which we can vary these patterns, both by changing the charts and by playing with color.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
813-3 Intermediate Advanced Tunisian Crochet
After learning the basics of Tunisian Crochet, it's fun to explore some of the many additional possibilities with this fascinating technique. In this advanced class, we'll work with lace stitches, textured pattern stitches, and color work. Entrelac, double ended reversible and modular techniques will also be discussed.
Note: Should know basic Tunisian crochet including creating a foundation row and Tunisian simple stitch.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
440-3 Intermediate Tempting Triangles
Students will knit a small triangle bag and receive a pattern for a larger bag or pillow. This modular design combines several different triangles that are joined together as you knit.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
839-3 Intermediate Double-ended Tunisian Crochet: Design Your Own Scarf
Doubled-ended Tunisian crochet is worked with a double-ended crochet hook and creates a truly reversible fabric with many color and texture possibilities. It is usually worked with two colors, where one of these colors predominates on each side. We'll make a sample swatch, learning the basic stitches, and then going on to explore several advanced stitches. Finally, you'll choose one or two of your favorites, calculate stitch numbers, and begin to create your own one-of-a-kind scarf.
Note: A knowledge of basic Tunisian crochet is necessary.