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NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Knitting since the age of 6 (thanks to mom's and grandma's patienceâ€”that's mom Jean Frost, jacket knitter extraordinaire), Dawn has been privileged to experiment with all types of knitting traditions and projects. Attending STITCHES for many years and learning from the best teachers in the field further enriched her knitting repertoire. Growing up with the adage "I don't need patterns" has given Dawn the freedom to acquire fiber first and then create something beautiful when inspired. She strives to instill this knitting confidence in all the people she works with.
STITCHES East 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6034 Advanced Amazing Couture Stitches
One of the unique things about couture clothing is the fabric. In this class we will work with some little-known stitch patterns to produce amazing textures using ordinary yarns. By manipulating the stitches and combining yarns and colors, wonderful fabrics come to life. With these stitches, you can turn a simple garment into a masterpiece.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6105 Advanced Elegant Knit Ribbon Fabric for Jackets
With the abundance of ribbon available to us today, it is time to revisit vintage patterns. Knitting ribbon with today's techniques typically produces a bulky fabric which can be appropriate for some garments. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the option to create a thinner fabric giving us more design options? In this course, we will review vintage patterns and their construction. A selection of knit jacket appropriate stitch patterns will be provided so that the class can practice constructing these fabrics. The class will close with a discussion of how to finish the ribbon fabric once knitted.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6106 Intermediate Change It Up!
How would you like to a knit a jacket with a stitch pattern that produces a fabric that rivals jackets costing thousands of dollars by famous designers? Students will sample three different stitch patterns to understand the structure. Next, choosing one, they will work with various yarns and color combination to find a fabric they love. Finally, a large swatch will be knit. Using the information gained from this swatch, we will discuss how to apply it to the pattern of the jacket they wish to make.