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Melissa Leapman
Melissa is one of the most prolific American designers at work today. Her recent books include The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook, Knitting The Perfect Fit, and Melissa Leapman's Indispensible Stitch Collection For Crocheters.

STITCHES Midwest 2015 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3080 Intermediate Flatter Yourself: Fully Fashioned Secrets of the Pros In this fun hands-on workshop, learn how designers use fully fashioned shaping to create flattering sweaters. No matter your shape, use your knitting prowess to create knockout pieces that fit and flatter.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3128 Intermediate Nifty Necklines Tired of the same ol’ crewneck sweater pattern? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore several fun and innovative necklines, including many that are created as you knit the main garment for easy finishing!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6128 Intermediate Two-faced Knitting: Stitch Patterns that Look Great on Both Sides Want to add more reversible stitch patterns to your knitting backpack? Discover several fun fabrics that are perfect for scarves, blankets, or any project that is seen on both sides. Learn how to look good both coming and going!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6050 Easy Mosaic Knitting: Colorful Knitting the Easy Way You like the look of intricate colorwork but hate the thought of all those bobbins and tangled yarns? Learn the ins and outs of this deceptively easy technique.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6101 Intermediate Ha, Fooled You! Explore interesting stitch patterns that fool the eye. In class you'll learn how to create huge embossed cables that seem to sit on top of the fabric—with no cabling involved! Also learn to knit beautiful faux Fair-Isle patterns using (yes) just one color per row. And if you've always wanted to play with mitered squares but hate the idea of all those pesky yarn tails, come and learn an easy way to make faux ones using simple slipped stitches.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6047 Easy Stripe It Rich Want to play with color? In this hands-on workshop, explore several interesting multicolor stitch patterns that are based on simple stripes. Using just one color per row, you'll create tuck stitches, dropped stitches, and more. The techniques are easy, but the results are dramatic!

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