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Candace Eisner Strick
Learning both music and knitting at the age of three, Candace Eisner Strick has followed these two loves all her life. A former cellist, she now devotes her time to all aspects of knitwear. She is the author of eight books, her most recent being Knit My Skirt (XRX, Inc., 2016).

She lives in rural Connecticut with her pianist/knitting husband Ken, rescue wonder-bunny Abraham, and a parrot who owns her. Her designs can be found at the Ravelry store and at Love Knitting website. Appropriately, 'strick' means 'to knit'.

For more about Candace, go to strickwear.com



STITCHES Midwest 2016 Classes
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Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight only
Fit My Skirt
with Candace Eisner Strick
 
Knitters looking for even more ways to show their talents are beginning to make skirts—stylish, easy, and fun to wear. Candace Eisner Strick supports us with creative ways to envision and achieve skirt success. She starts with our biggest concern: fit.

The journey from Fit My Skirt to saying, "Yes, I knit my skirt!" every time you receive a compliment—and you will!—is short and sweet.

At Opening Day, Candace shares the A, B, C's of fitting your skirt.

A. Analyze skirts you own or try on at a store or from a friend's closet. This will help answer your questions regarding the style issues: shape and length.

B. Take body measurements. You really only need 3. Everything else is style (see A) and preference.

C. Create your skirt, trying on to check those measurements as you go.

We could go on but... The destination is where you want to be—happily wearing an easy-to-fit, easy-to-knit, easy-to-wear skirt.

Join us!


Are you planning to attend the Teachers a al Carte Luncheon, too? Purchase the Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon option and save.
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
No skills required Opening Day Spotlight and Luncheon Fit My Skirt
with Candace Eisner Strick
 
Knitters looking for even more ways to show their talents are beginning to make skirts—stylish, easy, and fun to wear. Candace Eisner Strick supports us with creative ways to envision and achieve skirt success. She starts with our biggest concern: fit.

The journey from Fit My Skirt to saying, "Yes, I knit my skirt!" every time you receive a compliment—and you will!—is short and sweet.

At Opening Day, Candace shares the A, B, C's of fitting your skirt.

A. Analyze skirts you own or try on at a store or from a friend's closet. This will help answer your questions regarding the style issues: shape and length.

B. Take body measurements. You really only need 3. Everything else is style (see A) and preference.

C. Create your skirt, trying on to check those measurements as you go.

We could go on but... The destination is where you want to be—happily wearing an easy-to-fit, easy-to-knit, easy-to-wear skirt.

Join us!


Then, join us for lunch teachers a la carte style.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2018 Intermediate Skirts For Every Body Most knit skirts use a turned-down waistband with elastic. This creates bulk right where most people don't want it! With Candace's unique method you can banish that bulk. Also learn all the necessary techniques to knit a custom-fit skirt. Sample some fun and flirty design options: from ruffles, to inserts, to handkerchief hemlines.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
6202 Advanced Introduction to Strickmuster: The Beautiful Twisted Stitch Patterns of Austria These gorgeous patterns wind and twist around each other in complicated and intricate designs but actually are done using only 2 basic techniques without the use of a cable needle. Students will learn the basics of left and right traveling stitches.
Note: Must be a 'conventional' knitter (ie: knit by taking the stitches off the left needle and transferring them to the right needle) in order for this technique to work correctly.
NEW
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3134 Intermediate Basically Yours: Custom Skirts Make yourself a custom-fit skirt that is completely yours. It will fit, it will drape, it will flatter, and it will look good whether you are sitting, standing, or dancing. With just a smidgeon of math and some beautiful yarn, you can enter the zone of skirt knitting. You will plan out a basic A-line skirt to custom fit you. Once you have the basics, a myriad of variations are within your reach, along with some charming hemline special effects. Come in curious; leave skirt obsessed.
NEW
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5261 Intermediate Ground Hog Day: Backwards Will he see his shadow? Definitely yes, but it might not be a shadow of a ground hog! By knowing where to use knits and purls, you can make a fabric that will magically show designs when viewed from a certain angle. Sometimes called shadow knitting, this technique is fun and mysterious, and can be applied to almost all shapes of knit garments. The added bonus is that it is easiest to do if you know how to knit backwards!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5001 Intermediate Tapas Sample little bites of the best knitting has to offer: try one fabulous cast-on that gives you instant k1, p1 set-up for ribbing, one unusual bind-off that requires no passing-over of stitches, one unusually beautiful stitch pattern, how to pick up perfectly, yarn-over increases that slant in both directions, a perfectly painless beginning for a circular shawl, a picot bind-off, and a few more delicious little tastes.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5160 Intermediate Breaking Baa-d Let's get cooking! It's time to break bad from those same old techniques. There are easier and better ways of doing things. Learn innovative new ideas from Candace’s kitchen, such as taking the old and almost-useless e-loop cast-on and turning it into a thing of beauty, how to do a painless 8-stitch cast-on for a center start, a buttonhole so easy it’s disgraceful, and many others. With crystal-clear instructions, a little humor, and a lot of cool tricks, come and get high with your knitting!



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