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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 wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Lily M Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for nearly 25 years, as a designer, instructor and author of 8 books on knitting and crochet. She has created looks for the New York Fashion Week runway collections of designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg and Isaac Mizrahi; and her work has been on the backs of celebrities and supermodels. She was named a "Master Knitter" by Vogue Knitting. She is regularly cited in media across the U.S., including the Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, CBS Morning News, CNN, HGTV and more. Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13.
STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
3095 No skills required Design Inspiration
Have you ever wondered where ideas come from? Where do designers draw their inspiration? How do they interpret their ideas into reality? What problems arise? What challenges are posed? What details do they specifically look for? What special tools are involved? See the many examples of source and result in this show-and-tell lecture.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
6057 Intermediate Pinstriped Knitting
Learn this quick and easy way of creating complicated-looking fabric with slimming optical effects. Infuse other colors for different 'rhythms.' Make increasing, decreasing and counting stitches simpler. Throw in some textures for an even-more-complex look.
Note: Must have knowledge of stranded 2-color knitting.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3096 No skills required Draping a Pattern: a Demonstration
There are many ways to draft an original pattern. Draping is one of them and is never talked about nor covered in knitting. With commercial knit fabric, we will construct garments on 2 volunteers and use this 'mock up' as a basis for our knitting. We will transpose the pieces onto gridded marker paper then plug in our gauge and figure out areas of simplification. Motifs may be previewed, stitch patterns 'tried out,' and details tested. Most importantly, a personal and customized fit will be ensured.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
5077 Easy Join as You go Knitting
Most knitters avoid seaming like the plague. When working garment pieces or different colored strips, sewing seams is daunting. Learn how to join as you go for many situations, including edgings. Join a new piece to the left or right of an existing piece or to the top or bottom of an existing piece.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
5007 Easy Tips and Tricks with Lily
Learn Lily's secrets to make your knitting life easier: join a cast-on for circular knitting without adding twist, start a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing the first stitch, attach knit pieces as you work, work a circular bind-off on the neck where the beginning and end are imperceptible, and weave in ends that are too short for a darning needle. Leave class with lots of small 'fix-its' and a new eye for knitting details.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
7072 Easy What to Look for in Yarn
Have lots of stash and don't know what it's good for? Ever shopped for yarn not knowing what you're getting? Get an insight into how yarn is made and what some of the properties are. Use these properties to determine what projects are suited for which yarns. Be a better shopper as well as a yarn user. Bring in yarns from your stash to see what it might want to be 'when it grows up.'