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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.
Best known as the creator of the knitting education website, Knit Purl Hunter, Michelle‚Äôs videos have been viewed by millions of knitters. Her books, Building Blocks and Building in Color, are skill building series designed to progress the knitter through the major knitting principles. Michelle divides her time between teaching classes nationwide and online instruction. Her designs have been featured in various publications and are all supported with video tutorials. She considers herself the luckiest person alive to be able to combine her passion for teaching with her love of knitting.
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3124 Intermediate Pencil Me In!
A simple, straight skirt is always in fashion and is so easy to knit. This shape flatters the figure and paves the way for great stitch patterns and yarns to provide interest.
Learn to create a skirt template that will allow you to use the design with many gauges and stitches. This formula will give you an expert fit and can easily be adapted for everyone, from toddlers to teens to adults.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
5129 Intermediate Sock Bucket List
Does your knitting Bucket List include Magic Loop, toe-up socks, and an afterthought heel? Master all of these techniques in one class! The Magic Loop is the slickest way to knit socks using one long circular needle and is preferred by the legion of toe-up sock knitters. The afterthought heel is a great way to add contrasting-colored or striped heels. This heel may be removed after many wearings and reknit, making it a perfect choice for those who tend to wear holes through their heels. Students will create a sample sock using all the skills needed to knit a full-sized sock.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
1051 Easy Two Colors = Too Much Fun!
What's better than a gorgeous color of yarn? Two colors, of course! Discover the joys of knitting with two colors in this class chock-full of color techniques.¬†
Take the fiddly out of color work with expert tips to manage, carry and tame multiple yarns.¬† Learn several two-color cast on and bind off techniques to create beautiful edges that complement any color work.¬† Experiment with increases and decreases that enhance rather than disrupt color work.¬† Sample a few delightful stitch patterns sure to whet your appetite for more color knitting.¬† Class covers advanced striping, double ended knitting, intarsia, stranded knitting, slip stitch patterns, and more.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
2045 Easy Zip Me Up!
Is a zippered garment on your knitting bucket list? Learn to simply and expertly place a zipper into knitted fabric all while creating a darling small pouch.
The simple pattern can be adapted for pouches of any size. Class includes essential finishing and embroidery techniques to elevate almost any project. The pouches are a great use for leftover yarn and make fabulous gifts!
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5128 Easy Navajo Knitting
Magically turn lace weight yarn into worsted-weight yarn with Navajo knitting, also known as chain plying. Navajo knitting triple plies yarn from one skein without cutting or dividing the skein. This is a perfect use for that large skein of lace yarn hiding in your stash, or that cone of handspun that is begging to be knit!
Learn the basics of the technique plus how to alternate triple and single plies within a project to create sheer stripes, a big trend in today's fashion. Begin a beautiful scarf using all of the above methods. WARNING: This technique is addicting!