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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.
Elise Duvekot is a knitwear designer whose enthusiasm for novel techniques led to the stitch patterns presented in her book Knit One Below â€” One Stitch, Many Fabrics. Her inspiration comes from geometrical patterns and from the many beautiful colors and yarns that are available. The style of her work can best be described as traditional in workmanship, while modern in color and design.
Elise also divides her time between the Old World (The Netherlands) and the New World (Canada). In addition to knitting strands of various yarns together as a designer, she knits words of various languages together as a translator. Knitting and translating both provide ideal environments in which to be creative and productive.
STITCHES East 2014 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
6010 Intermediate Columns of Color with Knit One Below
Would you like to learn a completely new stitch pattern? In this introduction to the knit-one-below technique, you will knit two colors horizontally, one at a time, and yet you will create vertical stripes on one side and an interesting, very different pattern on the reverse side. Make swatches with differing selvedges for various purposes as well as bind-offs that match your cast-ons.
This class will provide you with the skills you need to launch into a myriad of knit-one-below projects.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4019 Easy How do your Socks get Striped with Knit One Below?
Learn the knit-one-below technique as you make socks with stripes that are vertical rather than horizontal. The stretchy fabric hugs the foot, making it fit perfectly. Your sock will have an unusual heel and matching toe: all of these features add up to create a two-color sock that is a far cry from conventional socks.
Note: Must have experience making socks.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5087 Intermediate Mitered Squares with Knit One Below
Combine the knit-one-below technique with mitered squares. Use 2 contrasting yarns to create geometrical patterns going in multiple directions. See how a self-striping yarn makes its own stripes in the mitered square.
Note: Must have experience making mitered squares.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4071 Intermediate Swirled Shawlette with Knit One Below
Complete a small swirled shawlette in class using the knit-one-below technique. Your two contrasting yarns will create geometrical patterns with an asymmetrical attitude.This mini-shawl will be a 'dry run' for a larger shawl to make at home.