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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.
Jill Bigelow Suttell
Jill learned to knit at 10 years of age. After a 'teen years' break, she re-learned and has been knitting with a passion ever since. The first sweater she knit, she modified, and the next was her own design.
Five years as a yarn shop owner gave her a passion for teaching as well as designing. Jill has been an instructor at STITCHES events, Knitter's Day Out, Knitter's Connection, Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet
Show, and many shops. Her designs can be found in Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, and Knitty. She is co-author of A Knitter's Gallery of Mitered Squares: 45 Unique Designs in Color, Texture and Lace.
For more about Jill, go to b-ewe-tiful.com
STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3132 Intermediate Customizing Your Mitered Squares
Expand your knowledge of mitered squares. Add color for a stash-busting project, lace for an airy shawl, texture for depth or a combination of the three. We will discuss re-sizing of squares, different ways of picking up stitches, using multiple-sized squares, and different ways of building squares upon one another.
Note: Mitered square experience necessary.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1068 Advanced Color Play
Ready for the ultimate knitting challenge? Letâ€™s try combining stranded (Fair Isle) and Intarsia color techniques. The key is learning to work Fair Isle from the â€˜wrongâ€™ side. Class will cover: Fair Isle basics, Intarsia basics, knitting left to right, working with yarn in both hands. Also included are tips and tricks to avoid holes, minimize tangles and slip stitches.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5234 Intermediate Cables Front and Back
Cables make a beautifully textured fabric on the frontâ€”but what about the back? With little effort, you can make the back look just as pretty as the front. Try several different reversible cables and even design your own.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
6095 Easy Slipped Stitch Mania
Slipped-stitch patterns allow you to add texture or to create the look of 2-color knitting while only using 1 color per row. Mosaic knitting (one form of slipped-stitch patterning) can bring to mind beautiful, Native American fiber art. There is no stranding, bobbins, or changing color within the row. We will explore different techniques, the do's and don'ts of this method of knitting, and how to read two types of charts.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
5131 Easy Cables Decoded
Adding a cable instantly brings a new dimension to your project, but decoding the terms and reading the charts often leaves knitters uneasy about attempting them. Cables are simple once you uncover the mystery. In this class, we will try different types of cables, learn to interpret all those abbreviations, and learn to read a chart.