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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.
Daniela Nii learned to knit, crochet, and sew in elementary school in Switzerland over 30 years ago. Today she tries to learn something new with every project and uses a diverse range of techniques to produce designs that highlight simplicity and elegance. You can find her designs
in major magazines like Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Knits, Knit.Wear, Interweave Crochet, Vogue Knitting, Noro Knitting, Twist Collective, Creative Knitting as well as for yarn companies like Shibui Knits, The Buffalo Wool Co., Kollage Yarns and Malabrigo and online at Ravelry (nikkisstudio). She is also a freelance technical editor and the founder of the Mile High Knitting Guild and www.LocalFibers.com, an online US and Canadian fiber resource directory connecting fiber providers with fiber enthusiasts.
You can find more about Daniela at www.nikkis-studio.com.
STITCHES West 2016 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
6131 No skills required Infinity Cables
We all love the look of the traditional cables and have successfully made a project or two (or more) and are ready to spice things up a bit. Let's break the mold of vertical cable panels and learn how to create horizontally connected infinity cables without changing the knitting direction, and how to start and stop a cable in the middle of the fabric. Many more cable possibilities will become possible with this technique, including knitting raised rings.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
2052 Intermediate Grafting Invisibly: Knits and Purls
Not satisfied with the look of your 3-needle bind-off or Kitchener-stitch seam? Want the seam to become as invisible as possible and hard to detect? Then join Daniela in this class to learn about the ins and outs of grafting stockinette stitch (a.k.a. Kitchener stitch), reverse stockinette stitch, garter stitch, and k1, p1 and k2, p2 ribbing,and knit and purl stitch patterns as invisibly as possible. Learn to join live stitches top-to-bottom (no change in knitting direction) and learn how to handle the half-stitch jog when joining live stitches top-to-top in ribbing. You will leave this class with a deeper understanding of the grafting process and will feel confident in using your new grafting skills in place of the Kitchener stitch or the 3-needle bind-off for your knitting projects.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6132 Easy Mock Cables
The look of twisted or braided cables doesn't always have to be created by actually crossing stitches! Leave your cable needle at home and join Daniela in learning how to create 4 different types of mock cables that look amazing. Mock cables are especially well-suited for bulky-weight yarns since they don't add as much thickness to your fabric as traditional cables do.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6133 Intermediate Cables with Color
Garments with cables are traditionally worked in a single color, made popular by Aran sweaters or Bavarian stockings and jackets. Learn how you can add color to your cable work to highlight your cables, or create new looks while not distracting from them. You will be introduced to and will practice three cable-with-color techniques (mosaic, stranded, intarsia) that will open up new opportunities for your cable work.