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Melissa Leapman
A popular teacher and prolific designer, Melissa Leapman is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books as well as numerous publications and DVD's from Leisure Arts. Her most recent titles are Knitting the Perfect Fit and The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook.


STITCHES Midwest 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5117 Easy Chart Smart Are you mystified by the 'foreign language" of knitting charts? This hands-on workshop will teach you all the vocabulary you need in order to translate them and make your knitting easier, quicker, and more fun! (I promise.)
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5026 Easy Stashbuster Magic Got yarn? Transform even your tiniest bits and pieces into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind jacket! In this hands-on workshop, learn designer secrets for creating and using a magic ball of yarn while knitting a mini version of this one-piece wonder. Best of all, no one will ever suspect it was crafted from leftovers! Magic, indeed.
Note: Must be comfortable working in the round on double-pointed needles or proficient at Magic Loop or knitting in the round with 2 circular needles on as few as 8 stitches.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6101 Intermediate Ha, Fooled You! Explore interesting stitch patterns that fool the eye. In class, you'll learn how to create huge embossed cables that seem to sit on top of the fabric—with no cabling involved! Also, learn to knit beautiful faux fair-isle patterns using (yes) just one color per row. And, if you've always wanted to play with mitered squares but hate the idea of all those pesky yarn tails, come and learn an easy way to make faux ones using simple slip stitches.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
6037 Intermediate Two-Color Double Knitting With this fascinating knitting technique, both sides of the knitting appear to be stockinette stitch. In just a few fun hours, learn how to knit and design these beautiful reversible fabrics.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6023 Intermediate Cable Ready Does the thought of cable knitting have you totally confused and all tied up in knots? Explore the basics of this classic knitting technique from deciphering charts to practicing all sorts of cable crossings. Learn expert tricks to make your cabled fabrics beautiful, not to mention fun and easy to knit!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6058 Easy Look, Ma, no cable needle! Want to knit an Aran pattern lickety-split? Learn to cross your cables without a cable needle. After some hands-on practice in class, you'll wonder why those pesky little things were ever even invented!



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