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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.
Daniel Yuhas learned to knit as a college kid nearly 20 years ago, and the obsession has grown ever since. He believes that knitting is fundamentally good for the universe â€” every stitch we knit is an act of creativity, and loves it when his role as a teacher is to encourage that spark of creativity in his students. Daniel's first book, Knitting from the Center Out, came out in the Fall of 2012. Daniel lives and knits in Portland, Oregon.
STITCHES South 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4062 Advanced Eternal Knot Baby Blanket
Have you heard of traveling cables? These cables travel so far the fabric can't contain them! This sumptuous and thickly patterned baby blanket creates the illusion of a knot woven into itself without end. We'll also learn a sanity-saving technique for correcting mis-crossed cables. With lots of loops for little hands to hold onto, the completed blanket will make a wonderful baby gift. Students may also continue the sample we work in class as a scarf.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5112 Intermediate Knitting in the Round â€” On Two Straight Needles!
Picture yourself stranded on the most luxurious desert island imaginable, where you find a lifetime supply of cashmere-infused sock yarn, the complete Barbara Walker treasuries, but â€” alas! â€” only straight knitting needles, and no tapestry needle to be found anywhere. How will you make socks? In this class we'll learn to use single-strand double-knitting to knit a pair of socks seamlessly, toe-up, and in the round â€” using straight needles and our wits. The result looks identical to a sock knit circularly, but the bragging rights are beyond compare.
Note: Students must have knit at least one pair of socks in the conventional manner, whether top-down or toe-up.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
3093 Intermediate Design Your Own Pi Shawl
The Pi Shawl is a great project for exploring center-out and lace knitting. Described by its un-nventor Elizabeth Zimmerman as having â€śabsolutely no pattern,â€ť the simple shaping of the Pi Shawl makes it supremely easy to customize your garment as you go. In this workshop, weâ€™ll learn the architecture of the Pi Shawl, and pick out a lace pattern or two, then cast on and get knitting. Weâ€™ll learn the disappearing loop cast-on technique and magic loop method for working in the round. Class handouts will include several examples of lace patterns that work well with the Pi Shawlâ€™s geometry, and youâ€™ll also learn how to modify a lace repeat to suit your needs.
Note: Must be comfortable with lace knitting.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5125 Easy I-cord Wonders
Put simply, I-cord is a rope-like tube of knitting made without turning the needles. But we can use it to make so much more than just overgrown string. In this class we'll learn to "knit" I-cord on our fingers, then how to knit it with needles, and how to use it as a cast-on, selvage, or bind-off. And we'll leave plenty of time for play and discovery as we explore the wonderful, freeing, and easy-to-create shapes we can make with this unassuming knitted tube.