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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.
As creator of Knit Purl Hunter, over a million knitters have come to rely on Michelle's online video instruction. Her passion for knitting education is evident in her book, Building Blocks, which progresses the beginning knitter through the major knitting principles.
Patience, enthusiasm, and clear instructions are the hallmark of Michelle's lessons, whether online or in the classroom. Her designs have been featured in various publications and some are supported with video tutorials.
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STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
5129 Intermediate Sock Bucket List
Does your knitting Bucket List include Magic Loop, toe-up socks, and an afterthought heel? Master all of these techniques in one class! The Magic Loop is the slickest way to knit socks using one long circular needle and is preferred by the legion of toe-up sock knitters. The afterthought heel is a great way to add contrasting-colored or striped heels. This heel may be removed after many wearings and reknit, making it a perfect choice for those who tend to wear holes through their heels. Students will create a sample sock using all the skills needed to knit a full-sized sock.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
5128 Easy Navajo Knitting
Magically turn lace weight yarn into worsted-weight yarn with Navajo knitting, also known as chain plying. Navajo knitting triple plies yarn from one skein without cutting or dividing the skein. This is a perfect use for that large skein of lace yarn hiding in your stash, or that cone of handspun that is begging to be knit!
Learn the basics of the technique plus how to alternate triple and single plies within a project to create sheer stripes, a big trend in today's fashion. Begin a beautiful scarf using all of the above methods. WARNING: This technique is addicting!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6075 Intermediate Spice Up Your Stitches
Spice up your knitting with fun-to-knit novelty stitches. These stitches are sure to add charm and texture to your next knitting project. In class you will learn to execute many novelty stitches and view examples of their uses. No more plain vanilla knitting for you!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
3090 Easy Stitch+Stash=Style
Do you have beautiful yarns in your stash that are begging to be knit but you aren't sure what to do with them? Are you intrigued by the endless number of stitch patterns in reference books? This is the class for you! Learn the best way to use a stitch dictionary to complement your stash yarn and create one-of-a-kind pieces. A fabulous way to use luxury or hand-spun yarn. TÂ”his class covers stitch selection, best uses for each yarn, and simple pattern design. Students will create a unique cowl pattern using their stash yarn.