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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.
Anne Berk was certified by TKGA as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has designed for many yarn companies and has written patterns and articles for publications including Piecework, Sockupied, ColorKnit, and Twist Collective. Her DVDs, Inside Intarsia and Intarsia InDepth, are produced by Interweave.
Anne has taught classes nationally on subjects ranging from argyle socks to zipper insertion. Next Steps in Intarsia is her Craftsy class. Annetarsia Knits is a reference book for working intarsia flat or in the round, in stockinette or garter stitch.
And all of this is after-hours! Anne is an optometrist in Portland, OR.
For more about Anne, go to annetarsia.com
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 is required! Learn ways to manage multiple yarns, to read colorwork charts, and to deal efficiently with the ends. You'll develop confidence as you link the yarns between sections and create a flat, single layer of stockinette where YOU control the color. You won't believe how easily you will knit motifs and produce professional results.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
1042 Easy Annetarsia: Intarsia in the Round
Yes, you can knit intarsia in the roundâ€”with no seam! This can be the answer for working a motif on knit socks or hats. Learn techniques to manage yarns, bury ends, and read charts when working non-stranded color work in the round. We will practice with a simple motif. You will be amazed at how quickly and easily you will produce professional results.
Note: Some experience with traditional intarsia and working from color charts will be helpful but is not required.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
2047 Easy Perfect Edgings: Necklines and Collars
The edging is an important design element, providing beauty and function. At the neckline, the edge also frames the face â€”a focal point for any sweater.
Multiple neckline optionsâ€”from simple to more complexâ€”will be covered in this hands-on class: V-neck, boat-neck, scoop-neck, crew-neck, and collared necklines. Learn the basics of each, and you'll have one more way to ensure that your garments present a professional appearance from first stitch to last!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3123 Intermediate Intarsia Motifs: Design and Development
This is the class where you do the designing! We will explore how to turn an idea, drawing, or photo into an intarsia chart that can be knit. Whether you prefer working with graph paper or software, the basics are the same.
You will make the chart, determine how much yardage is needed, and figure out how to make your design easy and enjoyable to knit. Learn how to design so you are confident before you swatch the motif. This will save time and energy later. Practical tips and tricks of design, use of charts, and copyright issues will be covered.
Note: Experience knitting intarsia is useful but not required.
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.