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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.
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching historic knitting workshops nationally and internationally for 25 years. Her book, Knitting Ganseys, has been deemed a classic. She completed her first DVD, Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel, in 2010 and has
since made two more: Color Stranded Knitting Techniques and Knitting Sanquhar Gloves. Her articles and designs have
appeared in Threads, Cast-On, Interweave Knits, Piecework, Knitting Traditions, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot, Vogue Knitting, and
Knitter's magazines as well as The Knitter, a UK magazine. She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions.
Beth's website, blog, and email newsletter can be found at www.KnittingTraditions.com. She lives in Vermont and loves winter!
STITCHES West 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
5005 Intermediate The Norwegian Purl
The Norwegian Purl, a variation of the conventional Continental purl, is noted for its superior tension control, and ease of execution. The yarn always stays behind the work, making ribbing a breeze and two-color textured knitting a pleasure. A swatch will be knitted in class to practice this technique and its applications: Proper tensioning of the yarn, the conventional Continental purl, and knit stitches, the Norwegian purl, purl garter stitch, ribbing with the Norwegian purl on the right side and on the wrong side, the Scandinavian method of working with two yarns in the left hand (knitting, purling, and weaving the floats) on the right side and the wrong side of the work, as well as corrugated ribbing on the right side and the wrong side of the work.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4080 Intermediate Saami Mittens
Learn the special details of mitten construction of the nomadic Saami peoples, by knitting a mitten in multiple colors circularly on double-pointed needles. Make a three-color braided cast-on, create the classic afterthought thumb (without a gusset), work different bands of patterning, and finish off the mitten with pointed tip shaping. Working with three yarns in a round will be discussed as some of the motifs require this skill. A simple finger braiding technique will be demonstrated for the traditional cord.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5074 Intermediate Knit a Traditional Gansey
Discover the history, construction techniques, and design details of the British Gansey â€” a
beautiful 19th century fisherman's garment. Make a mini-pullover while
learning the traditional techniques: Channel Island cast-on, split
welts, stitch patterns, underarm gussets, shoulder straps, and
picked-up sleeves. Note: Must be proficient with double pointed needles or 2 circulars.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5043 Intermediate Intro to Twined Knitting
Are you curious about the 400-year-old Swedish technique of twined â€”or 2-endâ€”knitting? In this introductory class, knit one of a pair of wristers while learning a traditional cast-on, twined knit and purl, patterning (the O stitch, the crook stitch, and chain path). We'll discuss managing your yarns and reading 2-end charts.