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Vithard Villumsen
Vithard is a Danish knitwear designer and textile artist. He started knitting at the age of 10 and has worked professionally as a knitwear designer for the past 8 years. Heavily inspired by traditional Scandinavian knitwear patterns, Vithard loves the way that simple geometric shapes accentuated by different colors or different knitting techniques evoke incredible beauty and tell so many stories.

He has recently started spinning and is creating both traditional and art yarns.
As an experienced teacher, Vithard approaches his students with respect, patience and enthusiasm. Vithard is constantly writing up new patterns, that he sells via Ravelry while he's working on upcoming books and brainstorming new ideas.

STITCHES South 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6109 Intermediate Design your own Textural Knitting Pattern Add an extra dimension to your knitting. Move away from the graphic patterns towards the knit patterns. Based on traditional 2-dimensional color patterns you will learn techniques to designing your own 3-dimensional knitting patterns. We will be looking at the difference between the 2 and the 3-dimensional patterns and talk about how the extra dimension adds to your knitting. Students will be swatching their designs.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5135 Intermediate Stranded Color Work Simplified! Have you ever wanted to try colorwork? Do your yarns get all tangled up while you do colorwork? We will work with different ways of holding the yarn: in one hand, two hands, one finger, several fingers, and picking and throwing. You will find the perfect way for you to do stranded work. In the class we will knit a Scandinavian inspired stranded colorwork hat, the pattern designed exclusively for this class.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3111 Advanced Sweater Design by Way of Scandinavia Learn how to design a your own Scandinavian sweater with an accomplished knitwear designer! We start out with an introduction to traditional Scandinavian knitwear patterns. Based upon this, you will design your own two-color stitch pattern. We will begin swatching your pattern in class. Homework between first and second class will be to finish your 5" x 5" swatch in your stitch pattern. On the second day, we will look at different sweater styles and using your own stitch pattern, we will design your own personalized Scandinavian inspired knitting pattern.
Note: This class begins on Friday PM and concludes Saturday AM

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