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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.
Trendsetter Yarns company owner/designer Barry Klein has been knitting for 40 years. He started knitting by working in his family's knitting store, where all patterns were designed for the knitter's body. For the past 25 years he has worked as an industry teacher, doing knitting classes all over the world.
Barry has designed knitwear for magazines, television shows, ice skaters, and movie stars. He has authored 5 knitting books and worked as a spokesman on Knitting Daily and other television knitting shows. He loves to share his love of yarn and everything that can be done with it. Barry has been voted one of the Top 10 Men who Knit/Design throughout history. Learn why 'Let the yarn do the work' is his favorite motto.
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STITCHES Midwest 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2037 Easy Fabulous Finishing
This hands-on class takes you through the complete process of putting together a sweater. We will talk about weaving techniques as we begin to assemble the sweater pieces or swatches you bring. Once we complete this process, we will discuss neck pick-ups, trims, edges, and collars. We will pick up stitches and talk about curves, proper rib finishes, and buttons and buttonholes.
Since we always learn something new when working together, this is a great class for the advanced as well as beginning knitters.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3014 Intermediate Top Down and All Around
We will work on learning the basic techniques for knitting from the top down. We will jump right in and start working on a small garment and during the knitting process, we will talk about different variations, different techniques and different ways to knit from the top down. When class is over, you will understand the full process and be prepared to design from scratch.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6111 Easy Slip Sliding Away
Slip-stitch knitting is a fantastic way to play with color and texture and create a piece of fabric that is unique to the yarns you've selected. We will work on multiple slip-stitch variations and talk about yarn selection, color placement, and details that will allow you to use this technique to create something truly fantastic. This technique is simple, easy, and really fun.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3060 Intermediate Simply Short Rows
This fun technique can be used in multiple ways to create flares, extra fabric, body style details, and in wonderful ways to make your knitting easier to assemble. We will talk about and then work on the different variations of short rows. This class will help you in ways you can't imagine, to create sweaters that feel and fit better and accessories that drape beautifully around the neck.