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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.
Lily M Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for over 25 years, as a designer, instructor and author of 8 books on knitting and crochet. She has created looks for the New York Fashion Week runway collections of designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, and Isaac Mizrahi; and her work has been on the backs of celebrities and supermodels.
Lily was named a Master Knitter by Vogue Knitting and is regularly cited in media across the U.S., including the Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, CBS Morning News, CNN, HGTV and more.
Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13.
For more about Lily, go to lilychinsignaturecollection.com.
STITCHES Midwest 2016 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
5253 Advanced Directional Knitting
Most of our garments have traditionally been knit from the bottom up in pieces: back, front(s), and sleeves, then sewn together. Working in other directions, however, may prove to be more aesthetic and/or advantageous. Furthermore, for those who like 'puzzles' or problem solving, different directions may be a fun challenge. Learn the 'standard' side-to-side and from-the-neck-down constructions as well as some unusual and intriguing other constructions like biases and multi-directionals.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5247 Intermediate Knit-in, No-sew Pockets
Women never have enough pockets if any at all. Furthermore, most knitters avoid seaming like the plague. Learn this innovative and revolutionary way of applying inset pockets to any garment or accessory as it is being worked. Work up a miniature sample in class. Plan placements perfectly beforehand. Never lose a cell phone or scrounge around for lipstick or a tissue ever again.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1063 Intermediate Designing and Charting Your Own Original Cables
You've done many cables before and want to get into more complex cable patterns. Maybe you even want to design your own. Learn how cable patterns are actually formed: what are the basic traits, characteristics, and manipulations? When you get a better understanding of how cable patterns work, not only can you follow the directions a whole lot better, but fewer mistakes are made. You may even be able to look at a cable pattern and figure out how to work it even without written directions!
Note: Must be comfortable reading knitting symbols or reading stitch charts. Must have worked several cables before.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5269 Intermediate Ins and Outs of I-Cord
I-cord is a circular tube of stockinette stitch, usually comprised of 4 stitches. It produces the same result as the knitting Nancy or knitting spool but uses two double-pointed needles. Learn how to make this simple and useful strand and its applications. More importantly, see how easy it is to trim knitting with it as a fun and functional trim or border. Try some of the manipulations like using it to bind off pieces or even to seam pieces together. Look at a few other uses for this versatile bit of knitting. I-cord stands for Idiot Cord, but Elizabeth Zimmerman said it really should be Ingenious Cord.