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Melissa Leapman
A popular teacher and prolific designer, Melissa Leapman is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books as well as numerous publications and DVD's from Leisure Arts. Her most recent titles are Knitting the Perfect Fit and The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook.


STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
6037 Intermediate Two-Color Double Knitting With this fascinating knitting technique, both sides of the knitting appear to be stockinette stitch. In just a few fun hours, learn how to knit and design these beautiful reversible fabrics.
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6089 Intermediate Organic Stitchery: Novel Stitch Patterns Taken from Nature In this hands-on workshop, explore dimensional stitch patterns that resemble flora and fauna. We'll knit a cabled butterfly motif, an embossed oak leaf, and more. Even Mother Nature herself will be impressed!
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5117 Easy Chart Smart Are you mystified by the "foreign language" of knitting charts? This hands-on workshop will teach you all the vocabulary you need in order to translate them and make your knitting easier, quicker, and more fun! (I promise.)
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3080 Intermediate Flatter Yourself: Fully Fashioned Secrets of the Pros In this fun hands-on workshop, learn how designers use fully fashioned shaping to create flattering sweaters. No matter your shape, use your knitting prowess to create knockout pieces that fit and flatter.
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Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6101 Intermediate Ha, Fooled You! Explore interesting stitch patterns that fool the eye. In class, you'll learn how to create huge embossed cables that seem to sit on top of the fabric—with no cabling involved! Also, learn to knit beautiful faux fair-isle patterns using (yes) just one color per row. And, if you've always wanted to play with mitered squares but hate the idea of all those pesky yarn tails, come and learn an easy way to make faux ones using simple slip stitches.



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