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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 with basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patterns and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Melissa is one of the most prolific American designers at work today. Her recent books include The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook, Knitting The Perfect Fit, and Melissa Leapman's Indispensible Stitch Collection For Crocheters.
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.
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!
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.
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 fabricâ€”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 slipped stitches.