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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 West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
3040 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 exploring the domino effect of changing parts of a sweater pattern, we will learn how to design a fixed height and a variable height sleeve cap that will fit you perfectly. Once we have cracked the code of the sleeve cap, we will finish off by exploring the four seaming zones that will allow you to perfectly sew in your set in sleeve. 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
3024 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.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5206 Intermediate Take it From the Top: Short-row, Set-in Sleeve Cap
We all know the hardest part about a set in sleeve is setting it in! A traditional set in sleeve is knit from the bottom up and then you sew the sleeve cap into place. If your sleeve cap isnâ€™t perfect, your sleeve doesnâ€™t fit. Learn how to create a sleeve cap from the top with no seaming required! We will learn how to create this little piece of short row magic by knitting a mini version and then we will finish the class by going over how to convert an existing pattern into a top down, short row set in sleeve.
Note: Must know how to do wrap and turn short rows, pick up stitches and do the mattress stitch.