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Anne Berk
Anne Berk was certified by TKGA as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has designed for many yarn companies, has written patterns and articles for many publications, including Piecework, Sockupied, ColorKnit and Twist Collective, and her DVDs on intarsia technique, Inside Intarsia and Intarsia InDepth, are published by Interweave.
Anne has taught classes nationally on subjects ranging from Argyle socks to zipper insertion into hand-knits. Anne is also a Craftsy instructor: Next Steps in Intarsia launched in May 2014. Her new book, Annetarsia Knits, is a reference book for learning to knit intarsia flat or in the round, in stockinette or garter stitch. The book includes workshops, a motif library, and 28 patterns for using the new techniques. Content is designed for knitters of all skill levels. 
Anne is an optometrist in private practice in Portland, OR.



STITCHES West 2015 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
1040 Easy Inside Annetarsia : A New Approach to Intarsia Knitting Expand your horizons to conquer non-stranded color knitting. No previous experience with intarsia required! Learn ways to manage multiple yarn supplies, read colorwork charts, and to deal efficiently with the ends. Confidently link the yarns between sections and make beautiful motifs and to create a flat, single layer of stockinette where YOU control the color. You won't believe how easily you will produce professional results.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
1042 Easy Annetarsia: Intarsia in the Round Knit intarsia in the round with no visible seam. Learn techniques to manage yarn supplies, bury ends, and read charts when working in the round with non-stranded colorwork. We will work with a simple motif, and you will be amazed at how quickly and easily you will produce professional results.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2047 Easy Perfect Edgings: Necklines and Collars Necklines frame the face and are a focal point of any sweater. Multiple neckline options—from simple to more complex—will be covered. V-neck, boat-neck, scoop-neck, crew-neck, and collared necklines give your garments a professional appearance.
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3123 Intermediate Intarsia Motifs: Design and Development This is the class where you do the designing! You will create a motif, make a template and a chart, determine how much yardage is used, and figure out how to make your design easy and enjoyable to knit. From graph paper to software programs, you will learn how to design so you are confident with your idea before you swatch the motif, which will save time and energy. Copyright issues, estimating needed yardage, practical tips and tricks of design, and use of charts will be covered.
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5227 Easy Yarn gauge: Control Your Yarn Supply You know how important stitch gauge is to manage the fit and size of a garment. But knowing your Yarn Gauge (how many inches you need per stitch) allows you to measure out the correct amount of yarn for your needs. In class you will learn how to do the easy swatch needed for measurement and calculation. You will measure out and knit an intarsia project with the correct amount of yarn for every color used.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1041 Easy Intarsia Garter Stitch Intarsia allows knitters to paint pictures on their knitting and control color, while making a single layer fabric. Have you ever wondered why intarsia is always done in stockinette? Intarsia garter stitch is tricky but a lot of fun to knit! Learn to break that rule, so the benefits of garter stitch (reversible fabric that does not curl, and row gauge that equals stitch gauge) can be incorporated into your intarsia designs.



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