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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.
Now an Anglican Solitary living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anna now shares her knowledge on embroidering your knitting with Splendid Apparel (XRX books). Her other books include Fancy Feet, 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit, Knitting for Anarchists, and Socks for Sandals and Clogs.Â
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 ever imagined. Most important is the perfect buttonholeâ€”and it IS a perfect buttonhole. There is also a k1, p1 rib with neat, even stitches; easy wrapping for clustersâ€”once, twice, and thrice; knitting backwards with 2 colors (never purl Fair Isle again); plus other hints which are more or less arcane but no less useful.
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 sock begins with a 2-part toe (pick-up shaping on chain technique), continues up the instep in pattern (2-handed-backwards technique), then the sole is worked, attaching as you go and shaping a gusset (strip-joining technique). Finally you turn the heel, pattern it, join the front, and knit up the leg. All this while making a sample sock large enough to hold quarters in your car.
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.