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Anna Zilboorg
Now an Anglican Solitary living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anna has expanded Magnificent Mittens to include Socks. Her other books include Fancy Feet, 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit, Knitting for Anarchists, and Socks for Sandals and Clogs.


STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5103 Intermediate Surprisingly Special Techniques Learn techniques that Anna has found more useful than she might have imagined. Central is the perfect buttonhole...and it is a perfect buttonhole. There is also a k1, p1 rib with neat, even stitches; easy wrapping for clusters once, twice, and thrice; knitting backwards with two colors—never purl fair isle again. Other hints which are more or less arcane.
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
5034 Intermediate Freesole Socks For avid sock knitters: this new construction makes possible stranded socks with plain soles and socks with different yarns on the soles, insteps and tops. But its greatest advantage comes later, when the sock has developed a hole. Any part of the sole or heel can be easily removed and reknit. The socks begin with a 2-part toe (pick-up shaping on chain technique), continue up the instep in pattern (2-handed-backwards technique), then work the sole, attaching as you go and shaping a gusset (strip-joining technique). Finally turn the heel, pattern it, join the front, and knit up the leg. All this, making a sock large enough to store quarters in in your car.
Note: Must be comfortable working with DPNs and 2-color stranded knitting.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
6067 Intermediate Deconstructing Stitch Patterns Many beautiful stitch patterns are too difficult to follow because they are written out stitch by stitch, and one cannot comprehend the whole. The mind revolts. In this class we will take complex patterns, chart them (you'll never have difficulty with charts again), and analyze their components. You will then not only be able to follow them, but to judge before knitting whether they will be easy or demanding, pleasant or frustrating, and best worked flat or in the round.



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