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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.
Candace Eisner Strick
Candace Eisner Strick has immersed herself in music and knitting most of her life. Now retired from 16 years of teaching cello, she concentrates on designing, writing, and teaching knitting.
Her book, Strick-ly Socks, features a revolutionary and amazingly simple way of knitting socks. Candace is the author of 6 other books, has been published in numerous magazines, and has taught nationally and internationally since 1998. She is the creator of her own line of yarn, Merging Colors, and her own line of patterns under the label of Strickwear. Currently, Candace is working on Knit My Skirt, an XRX Books publication scheduled for release in early 2016.
Candace's students say they not only love learning from her classes but thoroughly enjoy her sense of humor. Appropriately, 'strick' means to knit.
For more about Candace, go to strickwear.com
STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
2034 Intermediate The Edge of Knit
You have to bind off anyway, right? Why not make a border at the same time? From sophisticated to funky, you can do two things at one time! Sample six border bind-offs: crochet picot, attached I-cord, applied lace, knit picot, I-cord fringe, and one more mysterious teaser!
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
3098 Intermediate Creative Crescents
This beautiful shape has long been regarded as aesthetically pleasing. Useful as a scarf or a shawl because the shape stays on your shoulders, they also make wonderful belts or sashes. A subtle interplay of short rows and decreasing is the secret to their successful geometry. Borders and decorative bind-offs help to create a masterpiece.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
5021 Intermediate Two Colors, Two Hands, Two Directions
Now you CAN knit with two colors with the right side always facing. Learn how to knit with one color in each hand, and how to go back and forth without turning your work. Helpful to those who wish to knit continental, helpful to those who wish to learn to hold the yarn in their right hand, and helpful to those who are deathly afraid of steeking! Come one, come all; there is something for everybody.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
6103 Intermediate Secrets from the Past: Unusual Stitch Patterns from Historic Counterpanes
Antique counterpanes (bedspreads) used many unusual knitting patterns such as knobs, wheat ears, bells, scallop shells, fans, and bay leaves. These beautiful stitch patterns are rarely used in today's knitting, but can be successfully incorporated into contemporary garments and accessories, adding new dimension to your knitting.
STITCHES West 2014 ETC Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC Advanced Strickmuster: The Beautiful Twisted Stitch Patterns of Austria
These gorgeous patterns wind and twist around each other in complicated and intricate designs, but actually are done using only two basic techniques without the use of a cable needle. We will sample some of the 174 charming patterns from Maria Erlbacher's book, "Strickmuster", and learn how to read the unique and logical charts. Each person will then start a project. Projects can range from wrist warmers, mittens, socks or hat. There will be charts and directions for all projects. The students can either use them as is or modify them in any way they wish.
If you want more information about this class, Candace has prepared a video for you, and it is available at
This class is also available as an ETC Combo which includes:
15 hours of classes
Opening Day and Luncheon
Fashion Show and Dinner
Student Banquet and Style Show
Strickmuster: The Beautiful Twisted Stitch Patterns of Austria