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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.
Sheila Joynes has a Bachelors of Arts in Art Education from the University of Washington. She teaches at local yarn shops and her classes on Fair Isle are popular and fill up quickly. She has special techniques to make knitting Fair Isle a breeze. Besides being a free lance designer, Sheila has an exclusive book, I Canâ€™t Believe Iâ€™m Fair Isle Knitting published by Leisure Arts in 2012 which is used in local yarn shops to teach Fair Isle. Her designs are seen in Vogue Knitting, Soho Publishing, Creative Knitting and Simply Shetland.
Sheila loves to teach and she believes that learning a new skill makes her students feel good and successful about themselves.
Other things that bring her joy are family, friends, sunshine, nature, a bird singing, and the natural beauty you find in life.
STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
5132 Intermediate Techniques to Make Fair Isle Knitting a Breeze
Do your attempts at Fair Isle knitting create a puckered project? The technique taught in this
class will show you how to let your stitches breath to keep your knitting even without those puckers. You will learn the basics of two-handed stranded technique. Sheila will share a cast on technique for corrugated ribbing to help prevent those unsightly puckers in your purls. Do you know where and how to join yarns to prevent having to weave in all the endless ends created in Fair Isle?
Sheila teaches you the exact spot to add a spit splice, so it ends up in the right place for your color change. When wrapping those carries, Sheila's technique will make your Fair Isle knitting flow like a gentle breeze.
Materials fee: $5.00
Note: This class begins on Saturday afternoon and concludes on Sunday morning.