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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.
Jill Bigelow Suttell
Jill learned to knit at 10 years of age. After a 'teen years' break, she re-learned and has been knitting with a passion ever since. The first sweater she knit, she modified, and the next was her own design.
Five years as a yarn shop owner gave her a passion for teaching as well as designing. Jill has been an instructor at STITCHES events, Knitter's Day Out, Knitter's Connection, Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet
Show, and many shops. Her designs can be found in Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, and Knitty. She is co-author of A Knitter's Gallery of Mitered Squares: 45 Unique Designs in Color, Texture and Lace.
STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
6095 Easy Slipped Stitch Mania
Slipped-stitch patterns allow you to add texture or to create the look of 2-color knitting while only using 1 color per row. Mosaic knitting (one form of slipped-stitch patterning) can bring to mind beautiful, Native American fiber art. There is no stranding, bobbins, or changing color within the row. We will explore different techniques, the do's and don'ts of this method of knitting, and how to read two types of charts.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6094 Intermediate Twisted Color
Take your cables to the next level by adding color. There are more ways than you might think. Slipped stitches, Fair Isle, and intarsia can all be used to make cables with color. In this class we will explore them all.
Note: You must have experience with cables.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
5116 Intermediate Lacy Miters
Mitered squares provide a great way to use up leftover bits of yarn while adding color and texture to your project. Adding a little lace will totally change the look of your mitered-square projects.
Learn to read and create lacy mitered charts, and learn tips and tricks for making great lacy squares. We'll discuss using lace miters as accents for trianglular or rectanglular shawls and for shaped garments like sweaters.
Note: Previous miter experience is necessary.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
5131 Easy Cables Decoded
Adding a cable instantly brings a new dimension to your project, but decoding the terms and reading the charts often leaves knitters uneasy about attempting them. Cables are simple once you uncover the mystery. In this class, we will try different types of cables, learn to interpret all those abbreviations, and learn to read a chart.