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Beth Whiteside
A software professional as well as knitting teacher, designer and technical editor, Beth's curiosity has led her to visit many countries (stranded color, EPS, k1b, lace, ...) on the knitting world map. Originally from New England, she now lives in San Francisco, where mountains, ocean and Haight Street are always good sources of inspiration. What she loves most about teaching is finding ways to make light bulbs pop on in her student's head and helping them grow as knitters.


STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7068 Intermediate Through, On & Around: KLITCH your Knits! Knotting, Lacing, Inlay, Twining, Couching (faux), Hemstitching: amp up your knitting with these 6 afterthought embellishing techniques! That single skein of pretty sitting in your stash can add pizzazz to plain knitting (hand-made or store-bought!), lace in a waist taper, or cover up an extended edging. You will practice all these techniques in class, as well as get ideas for using and extending them. Come learn to KLITCH!



STITCHES West 2014 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FF3 Basic Simple Seaming Seaming is one of those basic skills, just beyond the knitting fundamentals of cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. We'll make small swatches in class and practice the basic techniques of seaming rows-to-rows and stitches-to-stitches. And we'll talk about how these techniques are used to put garments and other knit pieces together. Learn to seam, and a whole new world of knitting will open for you!
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Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm     SOLD OUT
SP5 Easy Edgier Edges Add edge to your edgings with these 2 easy, pretty, no-cast-on beginnings. Reverse yarn overs create eyelets on the YO chain while cast on/cast off stitches give the picots their teeth. Sew your chains around garments, pick up stitches in them to get started, or simply add findings and wear them as jewelry!
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm     SOLD OUT
CC5 No skills required Stranded Color Learn to work holding 2 colors at the same time! Commonly called Fair Isle knitting, this technique for stranding colors across the back lets you create brightly colored and patterned fabrics. While working on a small bag/hat project you'll practice getting an even tension (not too tight, not too loose), learn ways to prevent yarns from twisting, and try different holding techniques. Come get a taste of this classic knitting technique!

Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
PP12 Easy Beginning Beading! Simple Spiral Bracelet The basics of knitting with beads! Make a simple bracelet based on a pattern from Betsy Hershberg’s book, Betsy Beads. This I-cord variant spirals on its own with beads placed to highlight its twists and turns. You’ll see how easy it is to string the beads, place them in the knitting, and work the I-cord.
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Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm     SOLD OUT
TT16 Basic Circular from the Inside Out Used to working in the round from the outside in, decreasing your way to the center? Learn how to work the other way, starting at the center and increasing out. Working on double-pointed needles, you’ll learn an easier way to start in the center while knitting a cute coaster (or two!). We’ll talk about increase types, as well as their placement for design purposes (spokes, spirals and concentric circles)
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PP3 No skills required Knit One Below Scarf Columns of color on one side, blended swallowtails on the other! The column pattern makes a fabulous fabric produced by working only 1 color per row. Learn the best cast-on for K1B fabrics, how to find the stitch in the row below on both sides of the work, and how to use the slide manuever to get the yarn you need next. This class will get you started; you won't want to stop.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
FF3 Basic Simple Seaming Seaming is one of those basic skills, just beyond the knitting fundamentals of cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. We'll make small swatches in class and practice the basic techniques of seaming rows-to-rows and stitches-to-stitches. And we'll talk about how these techniques are used to put garments and other knit pieces together. Learn to seam, and a whole new world of knitting will open for you!
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