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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.
Anne Berk was certified by TKGA as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has designed for many yarn companies, has written patterns and articles for many publications, including Piecework, Sockupied, ColorKnit and Twist Collective, and her DVDs on intarsia technique, Inside Intarsia and Intarsia InDepth, are published by Interweave.
Anne has taught classes nationally on subjects ranging from Argyle socks to zipper insertion into hand-knits. Anne is also a Craftsy instructor: Next Steps in Intarsia launched in May 2014. Her new book, Annetarsia Knits, is a reference book for learning to knit intarsia flat or in the round, in stockinette or garter stitch. The book includes workshops, a motif library, and 28 patterns for using the new techniques. Content is designed for knitters of all skill levels.
Anne is an optometrist in private practice in Portland, OR.
STITCHES Midwest 2014 Classes
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1041 Easy Intarsia Garter Stitch
Intarsia allows knitters to paint pictures on their knitting and control color, while making a single layer fabric. Have you ever wondered why intarsia is always done in stockinette? Intarsia garter stitch is tricky but a lot of fun to knit! Learn to break that rule, so the benefits of garter stitch (reversible fabric that does not curl, and row gauge that equals stitch gauge) can be incorporated into your intarsia designs.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1040 Easy Inside Annetarsia : A New Approach to Intarsia Knitting
Expand your horizons to conquer non-stranded color knitting. No previous experience with intarsia required! Learn ways to manage multiple yarn supplies, read colorwork charts, and to deal efficiently with the ends. Confidently link the yarns between sections and make beautiful motifs and to create a flat, single layer of stockinette where YOU control the color. You won't believe how easily you will produce professional results.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5227 Easy Yarn gauge: Control Your Yarn Supply
You know how important stitch gauge is to manage the fit and size of a garment. But knowing your Yarn Gauge (how many inches you need per stitch) allows you to measure out the correct amount of yarn for your needs. In class you will learn how to do the easy swatch needed for measurement and calculation. You will measure out and knit an intarsia project with the correct amount of yarn for every color used.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1042 Easy Annetarsia: Intarsia in the Round
Knit intarsia in the round with no visible seam. Learn techniques to manage yarn supplies, bury ends, and read charts when working in the round with non-stranded colorwork. We will work with a simple motif, and you will be amazed at how quickly and easily you will produce professional results.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5108 Easy Intarsia with a Twist
For the intrepid knitter who is told that something is difficult or impossible but wants to do it anyway, intarsia is easily knit flat, but there is a way to create seamless intarsia in the round. It is tricky, but once you know how, it is very manageable. This is knitting magic at the highest level! Class project is a tube that can be finished into a bag, a Christmas stocking, or a hat.