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Deb Gemmell
Deb Gemmell is co-owner of Cabin Fever with her sister Lyn. Together they have produced 9 books: Top Down for Toddlers, Button Up Your Top Down and Baby V are all top-down books for children, adults and babies; Teens and Tweens is compilation of several construction styles for teens; and a set of multi-gauge books entitled Need a Hat, Need a Sock, Need a Baby Cardigan, Need a Plus Cardigan and Need an Accessory. Deb has been teaching in local shops and at retreats, specializing in top-down raglan techniques with a special interest in getting them to fit and in encouraging knitters to add their own elements to make them their own creation.

STITCHES East 2014 Classes
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     CANCELED
3100 Easy Add a V-neck to your Top Down Raglan Let's add a V-neck to a top down raglan cardigan. As you work a baby-sized cardigan you will learn to use short rows to shape the neck of any raglan and transform it into a V-neck garment. It's easy. You will learn all the techniques needed to work a larger version just for you. You will be able to take any plain raglan and transform it into a V or crew neck using short rows.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3119 Intermediate Make a Sweater Map The easiest person to make a sweater for is YOU. You are there all the time. Take one measurement and cast on for the neck of your Top-down Raglan sweater. Take a couple more measurements to establish your size. Make a sweater map with ALL the stitch numbers you’ll need to finish your sweater. You can make design decisions as you go. Let’s design a sweater just for you.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3102 Intermediate Get Fit Adjust your top down raglan sweater to your figure. Take off some extra pounds without hitting the gym. Adjust your raglan sweater to skim your curves. Reduce underarm bulk and take some extra fabric off the arms. Trim your waist and create some wiggle room around your hips. No sweating necessary. You'll take home a template, a sweater map of your figure and know how to make adjustments for all your future top down raglans.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3101 Easy Scatter Those Top-down Increases The raglan sweater is a wonderful top down garment but . . . what would happen if we threw out the rules for a raglan and made up our own rules for where the increases are worked. What would happen? How would the yoke shaping change? Work a sample to see what your new creation will look like. See how versatile the top down construction can be and the different looks you can achieve.

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