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Jen Lucas
Jen has been designing just about as long as she has been knitting. She has produced many accessory patterns over the years, but is most well-known for her shawl designs. She is the author of the best-selling book, Sock-Yarn Shawls, released in January 2013.

You can see all of Jen’s designs on her Ravelry designer page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/jen-lucas



STITCHES Midwest 2015 Classes
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6125 Easy Switch a (Lace) Stitch Ever wonder why a designer picks one increase or decrease over another in a lace pattern? Let’s demystify lace stitches! In this class we will be exploring how subtle changes in your lace make a big difference in the overall look of a piece. We will be working several swatches in class to demonstrate how you can change the look of your lace just by changing a stitch or two. We will also be exploring how placement of increases and decreases can change the overall fabric. A great class for beginner and experienced lace knitters alike!
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Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5164 Intermediate Lovely Lace Borders Learn the tips and tricks for adding a lace border to your knitting! In this class we will be knitting 3 swatches so you can practice the techniques for knitting a lace border onto the body of your piece without seaming. The first swatch demonstrates how to attach the border to your work as you go. The second swatch explores working the border first, then picking up stitches to work the body. In the third swatch we will be working the border and adding stitches along the edge as we go, to be worked after the border is complete. After this class, you will want to add a lace border to everything!



STITCHES Midwest 2015 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TT34 Intermediate Lace Borders 101 Top-down shawls are loads of fun to knit, but binding them off? No, thank you. Learn how to add a knit-on lace edging to your knitting, so you can continue knitting and have far fewer stitches to bind off. This technique is not just for shawls! You can apply it to all kinds of pieces, and we will cover how to use knit-on borders in a variety of ways!

Note: You need to be able to read a pattern and have completed one lace project.
 
Materials: 40-50 yards of a smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in a light, solid color; US 7 or 8 knitting needles; tapestry needle; stitch markers; small scissors; pen or pencil
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FF6 Basic Decorative Bind-offs Decorative bind-offs are a great way to add a little pizzazz to your finished piece. In this session, we will be covering two different bind-offs—the picot bind-off and a faux crochet bind-off. Both are fun to work and look beautiful!

Note: Should have completed one lace project.

Materials: 40-50 yards of a smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in a light, solid color; US 7 or 8 needles; tapestry needle; stitch markers; small scissors; pen or pencil
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Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT35 Basic Customize Your Ribbing Whether you love knitting sweaters or socks, hats or mittens, you have likely incorporated ribbing into your knitting. In this market session, discuss how to take ribbing and turn it up a notch. Rather than using a traditional rib pattern, we will discuss how to work the rib so that it flows into the pattern beautifully. Students will be working with charts to decide how to construct their own, unique ribbing and will create a swatch with customized ribbing all their own!

Note: You must be comfortable understanding and working from a chart.

Materials: 40-50 yards of a smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in a light, solid color; US 7 or 8 needles; tapestry needle; stitch markers; small scissors; pen or pencil
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