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Edie Eckman
Edie Eckman is a designer, author and popular teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and most recently, Christmas Crochet.
As a teacher, designer and technical editor, Edie is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible. She is a lifelong learner and considers her students the best teachers.



STITCHES Midwest 2014 Classes
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5226 Easy UnLearn to Knit You learned the rules: Put your needle in this way, wrap your yarn that way. Now unlearn those rules to gain control of your knitting.
No matter how long you've been knitting or what your knitting style, understanding the structure of the knitted fabric and how the stitches are related to one another is the key to becoming an expert knitter. We'll have fun exploring what it really means to take a length of string and turn it into a fabric. You'll leave class with the confidence and ability to fix mistakes, take shortcuts, and be the master of your stitches.
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
8040 Intermediate Around the Corner Crochet Borders Add punch to an afghan or make those plain sweaters into something special with a unique crocheted border. Discover the secrets to make crocheted edgings continue around square corners, incorporating the edging design into the corner shaping for an unbroken pattern. We'll practice a number of fun and unique crocheted edgings, including 3-dimensional borders, ruffles and unique crocheted fringe.
Note: Must be familiar with ch, sc, hdc and dc.
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5137 Easy No-Longer-a-Novice Knitting Knowledge You know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, but you still have questions. How do I tell the right side from the wrong side? Do I slip knitwise or purlwise? Why are my stitches twisted? How do I increase without making a hole? How do I weave in ends without having them come undone? If these and similar questions plague your knitting, now's the time to clear up the confusion.
Whether you are an inexperienced knitter, a longtime knitter, or just have questions, this is the class for you. You may even find answers to questions you didn't know you had.
Note: Students enrolled in the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Instructors Program will find this class helpful.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
7010 Easy Crochet for Knitters Learn basic crochet techniques for edgings and finishing details.
Note: This is a basic how-to class for those with little or no crochet experience.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6059 Easy Easy Stitches for Impatient Knitters Bored with stockinette and garter stitch, but too busy for something difficult? Learn these quick-and-easy stitch patterns to keep your interest—and allow you to watch the ball game at the same time!



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