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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 with basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patterns and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Ann McCauley comes to knitting after a long career performing and teaching dance and movement.
She is the author of two books, The Pleasures of Knitting: Timeless, Feminine Sweaters and Together or Separate: Knitting the New Twinset. Her designs can also be seen in Knitter's Magazine, on the covers of two Sixth and Spring books, and in the Wool People Collections from Jared Flood. Ann's first published design was in the Great American Aran Afghan. In addition to teaching for STITCHES, she has taught for many guilds, fiber festivals and yarn shops. Her favorite thing to knit and design is women's sweaters.
STITCHES West 2015 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
7014 No skills required Movement for Knitters
Your body is your most important knitting tool. Explore how awareness, alignment, body mechanics, and self-help hand care can play an active role in allowing us to knit, and engage in all types of handwork, with comfort, ease, and well being. We will practice techniques and acquire take-home skills that dynamically improve posture and the movement of energy throughout the body.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
2048 Intermediate Finishing Tips
We will cover lots of little details related to finishing that contribute to having a more professional-looking finished garments. The list includes blocking, picking up stitches, buttonhole choices, seaming choices, edges, and what's left to do when you think you might be finished.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3021 Intermediate Delightful Details
Focus on techniques that add a little something special to any knit project. Learn versatile lace stitches, interesting cable details, ribbing and alternatives to ribbing, attached I-cord, and approaches to finishing.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2015 Easy Enviable Invisible Seams
Learn seaming details that make the difference in having a professional-looking finished garment and learn which seaming techniques are appropriate for different areas in a garment. We will cover how to begin seaming, invisible horizontal, invisible vertical, and invisible vertical to horizontal seaming methods, as well as the whipstitch for use with hems and facings.