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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 South 2014 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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
1029 Easy Color without Theory
A hands-on workshop of choosing colors and combining them in different proportions and different stitches. No thought will be given to any consideration other than what pleases your eyeâ€”and we will experiment until we find something pleasing. An especially useful workshop for the color-fearful, as I was once myself.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6067 Advanced 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.