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NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Anne Berk was certified by TKGA as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has designed for many yarn companies andÂ has written patterns and articles for publications including Piecework, Sockupied, ColorKnit, and Twist Collective.Â Her DVDs, Inside Intarsia and Intarsia InDepth, are produced by Interweave.
Anne has taught classes nationally on subjects ranging from argyle socks to zipper insertion.Â Next Steps in IntarsiaÂ is her Craftsy class.Â Annetarsia KnitsÂ is a reference book for working intarsia flat or in the round, in stockinette or garter stitch.Â
And all of this is after-hours! Anne is an optometrist in Portland, OR.
For more about Anne, go to annetarsia.com
STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
5108 Intermediate Intarsia with a Twist
For the intrepid knitter who is told that something is difficult or impossible but wants to do it anyway, intarsia is easily knit flat, but there is a way to create seamless intarsia in the round. It is tricky, but once you know how, it is very manageable. This is knitting magic at the highest level! Class project is a tube that can be finished into a bag, a Christmas stocking, or a hat.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5098 Intermediate Argyle Socks
Argyle Socks are classic and have a timeless appeal especially for men. They have a unique construction, because they are most efficiently knit flat using the intarsia technique, and then joined and knit in the round following the gussets. Mattress stitch is used to invisibly join the leg and the instep seams. This class will have samples, charts and instructions for all sizes, from baby socks to adult male, and will show how to modernize the Argyle using new yarns and fun color combinations. Learn to do intarsia, read a color chart, work duplicate stitch, invisible seaming, how to knit a gusset heel flat, ways to knit and close a toe, and how to weave in ends efficiently.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5099 Easy Loser Projects:AKA How to Recover When Disaster Strikes
Sarah is a highly trained, professional knitter who used to make a lot of mistakes and bad choices in her knitting life. Let's face it â€“ she still does! Everyone does! Follow along on a tour of the low points of Sarah's knitting, from early-onset gauge swatch denial, through advanced color-selection challenges. Highlights include sizing issues, laundry blunders, and poor yarn choices. Bring your own problem projects or stories (don't be shy â€“ we'll all learn from them!), and join in as Sarah leads a brainstorming session on disaster recovery: analyzing what went wrong, weighing options for recovery, and discussing ideas for what to do differently next time.