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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.
A TKGA Master Knitter, Margaret Fisher is a nationally known knitting instructor and a designer of one-of-a kind garments and accessories.
She learned to knit at the age of ten and was self-taught for many years, driven by her teenage enthusiasm for knitting colorful, stylish and trendy clothing. She is still passionate about knitting garments, focusing on well-made, well-fitting, contemporary clothing that has a timeless appeal. Many of Margaretâ€™s classes give students practical skills and techniques used in garment-knitting. She believes that when knitters understand the â€śhowâ€ť and the â€śwhyâ€ť of techniques, it allows them to make choices in their own projects. Her classes focus on teaching techniques that empower knitters and increase their confidence.
Margaret is a former co-chair of the Master Hand Knitting Committee of The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and has written magazine articles on knitting and knitting techniques. She is the author of Seven Things that can â€śMake or Breakâ€ť a SweaterÂ® a knitting technique book.
For more information on Margaret, go to margaretfisher.com
STITCHES South 2014 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5124 Intermediate Use Kitchener Stitch to Fix Mistakes
If you find a mistake in your knitting, don't immediately rip out rows and rows of your work to get back to a boo-boo. Learn how to cut and remove a "mistake row", then create the correct stitches by grafting. Grafting is a sewing technique that creates a partial or full row of stitches. Learn to cut, remove, and graft stitches in stockinette stitch, garter stitch, 1x1 rib, 2x2 rib, and seed stitch. Class discussion will include grafting other stitch patterns.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6013 Easy Intro to Entrelac
Entrelac knitting creates a fabric with a wonderful basket weave or quilted appearance. Although it looks complex, the knitting is easy and lots of fun to do. In this class, you will create an entrelac sampler as you learn all the steps of this fascinating technique. Class discussion will cover the use of entrelac in garments and accessories, and the effects achieved with various types of yarn.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5013 Easy Seven Things that can 'Make or Break' a SweaterÂ®
Learn seven things that will make a big difference in the appearance of your sweaters. The smallest details can have a huge impact: increasing in ribbing, bumpy or smooth cast-on edge, slanting decreases, invisible increases, perfect buttonholes, flat edgings, and blocking.
You will learn about all of these things while you practice and receive lots of tips and hints. Since you are going to spend hours making a garment, you'll want to use these techniques to make even the simplest sweater look marvelous.
Note: This is an advanced beginner level class.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5111 Intermediate Garter Stitch Finesse
Garter stitch is easy to knit, but shaping and finishing garter-stitch fabrics can be challenging. Learn and practice all the standard knitting techniques in this very popular stitch pattern: increasing and decreasing, vertical and horizontal seams, short rows, and picking up stitches for bands. Learn how to make your garter-stitch garments and projects look beautifully constructed and finished.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2006 Easy Superb Seams
Seaming is one of the most important finishing steps for a knit garment. In this class you will master all the seaming techniques used to assemble a sweater and understand how to make seams look flat and smooth. Learn how to sew invisible side seams on stockinette, reverse stockinette, and ribbing. Find out how selvedge stitches make seaming easy, even on the most complex pattern stitches. Practice joining shoulders and attaching sleeves. Discover how to make your garments look seamless.