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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.
Trendsetter Group owner/designer Barry Klein has been knitting for 40 years. He started by working in his family's knitting store, where all patterns were designed for the knitter's body. For the past 25 years he has worked as an industry teacher, doing knitting classes all over the world.
Barry has designed knitwear for magazines, television shows, ice skaters, and movie stars; authored 5 knitting books; and worked as a spokesman on Knitting Daily and other television knitting shows. He loves to share his love of yarn and everything that can be done with it. Barry has been voted one of the Top 10 Men who Knit/Design throughout history.
Learn why 'Let the yarn do the work' is Barry's favorite motto.
STITCHES Midwest 2015 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2037 Easy Fabulous Finishing
This hands-on class takes you through the complete process of putting together a sweater. We will talk about weaving techniques as we begin to assemble the sweater pieces or swatches you bring. Once we complete this process, we will discuss neck pick-ups, trims, edges, and collars. We will pick up stitches and talk about curves, proper rib finishes, and buttons and buttonholes.
Since we always learn something new when working together, this is a great class for the advanced as well as beginning knitters.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6111 Easy Slip Sliding Away
Slip-stitch knitting is a fantastic way to play with color and texture and create a piece of fabric that is unique to the yarns you've selected. We will work on multiple slip-stitch variations and talk about yarn selection, color placement, and details that will allow you to use this technique to create something truly fantastic. This technique is simple, easy, and really fun.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3120 Intermediate It's a Swing Thing
Taking a regular sweater or jacket and adding swing by a means of short rows or increase/decrease shaping can take a garment from okay to fantastic. Learn the different methods for doing this and how placement and choice of shaping can make the difference. We will experiment with different stitch patterns, style choices, and fashion options, so it will be clear how to make this work on the garments you knit. Lots of finished projects will be in class to show how it all works. This is a great hands-on class.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3060 Intermediate Simply Short Rows
This fun technique can be used in multiple ways to create flares, extra fabric, body style details, and in wonderful ways to make your knitting easier to assemble. We will discuss and knit the different variations of short rows. This class will help you in ways you can't imagine, to create sweaters that feel and fit better and accessories that drape beautifully around the neck.