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NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Sarah is a designer, teacher, and technical editor. She teaches at local yarn shops and guilds, for regional and national conferences, and on Craftsy.
Sarah's passion is making knitting accessible to everyone. She is known for the patience and humor with which she teaches, for the relevance and detail of her class notes, and for her ability to instill confidence and provide her students with a wide range of lasting skills.
For more about Sarah, go to sarahpeasley.com.
STITCHES Midwest 2015 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6083 Easy Basic Fair Isle Techniques
The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can be learned in a matter of hours. Learn to read charts like a pro. Practice knitting in the round with 2 colors while trapping those pesky floats. Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing. Hold your breath while you cut open a steek. There's nothing to it. What are you waiting for?
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5031 Easy Preventing and Fixing Mistakes
Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of a stitch, then apply what you've learned to correct a variety of common mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split stitches, and holes. Learn to safely rip back a stitch, a row, or an acre of knittingâ€”without losing your cool.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
4082 Intermediate Downside Up Socks
Turn tradition on its head! Use 2 circular needles to knit a sock from the toe up. Start with an unconventional cast-on, form a perfect heel without picking up any stitches (and without that pesky hole, too!), and finish with your choice of a ribbed or a hemmed cuff.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5154 Intermediate Something from Nothing
(Formerly: Casting On for Toe-up Socks) Hats from the top down. Socks from the toe up. Gloves from the finger tips. Circular shawls, seamless bags, pouches, and toys. What do these things have in common? Each can be worked from the 'center' out! Learn to knit your way out of the middle of nowhere with a sampling of closed cast-ons. Included are the Figure Eight Cast-on, Judy's Magic Cast-on, the Turkish Cast-on, Emily Ocker's Cast-on, and more.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1016 Easy Basic Intarsia Techniques
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multicolored fabric, as in Christmas stockings with a jolly Santa motif or a vertically striped sweater. Learn a variety of tricks to keep your intarsia knitting on track and (mostly) tangle free, including preparing your materials, reading a chart, weaving in ends, and mastering duplicate stitch.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5054 Easy Knitting in Circles
Tired of knitting back and forth? Ready to move on? Expand your horizons with a variety of circular-knitting techniques. Learn to knit in the round using double points, 1 circular, 2 circulars, and the Magic Loop, with I-cord and double knitting thrown in for good measure. You'll be ready to make seamless sweaters, sleeves, gloves, bags, and socks (even 2 at a time), and much, much more.