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Susanna Hansson
Susanna grew up in Sweden and learned to knit in the fifth grade, as did all young Swedish girls in the early 1960s. She has been an instrumental influence in the renaissance of interest in the unique patterned colorwork Bohus Stickning sweaters, and her collection of vintage garments was the centerpiece of a highly successful exhibit at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in 2009.
In addition to teaching at STITCHES events, Susanna takes her workshops on the road to guilds, retreats, and shops in North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and the UK. Her work is grounded in her love of technique, detail, history, and culture. She loves to teach as much as she loves to knit!

For more information about Susanna, please visit her website at www.oneofsusannas.com.

STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
3013 Intermediate Japanese Short Rows Short rows are an elegant way to shape your knitting and are the perfect way to finish off shoulders and build collars that lie flat. Japanese short rows are done without using the wrap-and-turn. Although they are a little tricky to learn, 'stair-step' shoulder bind-offs will be a distant memory once you master this technique. Complete your short rows with an elegant Japanese bind-off.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6027 Advanced Bohus Stickning The story of Bohus is a story of couture knitting, sociology, women's history, social justice, and cultural legacy all in one.

Learn more about the Bohus movement, its background, and its history. Discuss differences between this and other multi-color techniques, and discover what it is that makes the Bohus patterns 'sing.' Participants will be able to examine in detail several vintage pieces from Susanna's collection.
The class project is a pair of wristlets worked in a 50% merino/50% angora yarn from Sweden.
Note: You are expected to know how to knit in the round.
Materials fee: $25.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5078 Intermediate Great Beginnings Is there a perfect cast-on for 1x1 ribbing? How do you cast on and create a picot edge at the same time? When might you want to remove your cast-on? Knitters often learn only one way of casting on. Different cast-ons create different edges and having several at your fingertips will enhance your finished pieces. We build on the classic long-tail cast-on and add several refinements, then move on to a crochet chain cast-on, ideal as a provisional cast-on. A tubular cast-on, using Japanese waste yarn, is perfect for a 1x1 rib. Finally we will work a sweet picot cast-on, perfect for a baby garment. With this class, your knitting will be off to a great start!
Note: You are expected to be familiar with the long-tail cast-on.

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