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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.
Edie Eckman is a designer, author, and popular teacher who loves both knit and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and most recently, Christmas Crochet.
As a teacher, designer, and technical editor, Edie is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters. She is a lifelong learner and considers her students the best teachers.
For more about Edie, go to edieeckman.com.
STITCHES West 2015 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
4084 Intermediate No-wrong-side Scarves
Problem: You love to knit scarves, but you hate when the wrong side shows. You detest garter stitch. You want good-looking reversible patterns so you can relax and look fabulous, no matter which side is 'up.'
Solution: Take this class! Move beyond garter stitch to explore fun-to-knit stitch patterns that have 2 right sides and self-edging selvedges. You'll be casting on, knitting, and binding off to create a mini scarf with no wrong sides.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5137 Easy No-longer-a-novice Knitting Knowledge
You know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, but you still have questions. How do I tell the right side from the wrong side? Do I slip knitwise or purlwise? Why are my stitches twisted? How do I increase without making a hole? How do I weave in ends without having them come undone? If these and similar questions plague your knitting, now's the time to clear up the confusion.
Whether you are an inexperienced knitter, a longtime knitter, or just have questions, this is the class for you. You may even find answers to questions you didn't know you had.
Note: Students enrolled in the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Instructors Program will find this class helpful.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6076 Intermediate Textured Treats Stitch Sampler
Let's learn some new stitches! There's more to knitted texture than cables, seed stitch, and bobbles.
Explore more than a dozen unusual stitch patterns that add depth and pizazz to your knits, simply by manipulating the basic knit stitches. Show them off and you'll have other knitters asking "How did you do that?"
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5226 Easy UnLearn to Knit
You learned the rules: Put your needle in this way, wrap your yarn that way. Now unlearn those rules to gain control of your knitting.
No matter how long you've been knitting or what your knitting style, understanding the structure of the knitted fabric and how the stitches are related to one another is the key to becoming an expert knitter. We'll have fun exploring what it really means to take a length of string and turn it into a fabric. You'll leave class with the confidence and ability to fix mistakes, take shortcuts, and be the master of your stitches.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2046 Easy From Start to Finish
You've taken the time to choose the best yarn, get gauge, and make perfectly formed stitches. Why stop now? Make sure that your finishing techniques are the best they can be!
Learn steps to take (from the moment you pick up the needles) to create beautifully finished sweaters. We'll cover best practices for blocking, seaming, weaving in ends, and picking up stitches.