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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.
Laura loves to teach new versions of traditional Scandinavian knitting techniques using two yarns worked independantly. As a designer for Cascade Yarns, she develops new patterns for nifty accessories. On the side, she makes checked bags which are purses and totes made from recycled seat belts. She is the author of New Twists on Twined Knitting from Martingale and Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks. For more about Scandinavian knitting, see her website www.theentwinedknitter.com.
STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5202 Intermediate Smorgasbord of Twined Knit Techniques
Knit a smorgasbord of Swedish twined stitches for this stitch sampler. Master ball winding, traditional twine knit cast-ons, yarn management for color work, twined knitting and purling, jogless intersections, chain path stitch, crook stitch, deep stitch, charts, and a sewn bind-off. Note: Must be familiar with long-tail cast-on and working with 2 circular needles or 4 dpns.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6100 Intermediate Bavarian Twist and Traveler Stitches Sampler Hat
This is a traditional Bavarian knitting technique in which stitches twist and travel in delicate intricate patterns. It is often used for socks and sweaters, but found too in mittens, gloves and hats. It has countless variations of which we will explore several choices while making a
hat worked in the round on one circular or double point needles.
Cast on for ribbing, twisted knit and traveling stitches (over and under), charts, decreases and finishing
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5076 Intermediate Fun and Fancy Scandinavian Cast-ons
A sampler of decorative cast-ons including variations on long-tail and German-twisted cast-on, traditional twine-knit cast-ons with multiple strands, casting on with colors to make braids, and a textured cast-on using knit and purl rounds. Also covered are yarn management for color work and center-pull ball winding. Note: Must know long-tail cast-on.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6045 Intermediate Scandinavian Multi-color Knitted Textures, Zigzags, and Braids
Learn decorative edge treatments found on garments in Norway and Sweden. Beginning traditional twine-knit cast-on with multiple strands, we'll make braids and colorful textures with twine knit and purl rounds. Practice yarn-management for color work and center-pull ball-winding techniques. Note: Must know long-tail cast-on and how to work in the round on 2 circulars or 4 dpns.