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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.
Anne Berk was certified by TKGA as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has designed for many yarn companies, has written patterns and articles for many publications, including Piecework, Sockupied, ColorKnit and Twist Collective, and her DVDs on intarsia technique, Inside Intarsia and Intarsia InDepth, are published by Interweave.
Anne has taught classes nationally on subjects ranging from Argyle socks to zipper insertion into hand-knits. Anne is also a Craftsy instructor: Next Steps in Intarsia launched in May 2014. Her new book, Annetarsia Knits, is a reference book for learning to knit intarsia flat or in the round, in stockinette or garter stitch. The book includes workshops, a motif library, and 28 patterns for using the new techniques. Content is designed for knitters of all skill levels.
Anne is an optometrist in private practice in Portland, OR.
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 appealâ€”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 Inside Intarsia
Intarsia allows a knitter to create motifs, stripes and geometric shapes in any direction, controlling fabulous color effects. Intarsia is fun when done efficiently and this class will teach you the techniques, tricks and tips to de-mystify the process. Class project is a bag which can be felted. Students will have the choice of three charted motifs, or they can design their own.