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(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Candace Eisner Strick
Learning both music and knitting at the age of three, Candace Eisner Strick has followed these two loves all her life. A former cellist, she now devotes her time to all aspects of knitwear. She is the author of eight books, her most recent being Knit My Skirt (XRX, Inc., 2016).
She lives in rural Connecticut with her pianist/knitting husband Ken, rescue wonder-bunny Abraham, and a parrot who owns her. Her designs can be found at the Ravelry store and at Love Knitting website. 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