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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.
Sarah is a designer, teacher, and technical editor. She teaches at local yarn shops and guilds, for regional and national conferences, and on Craftsy.
Sarah's passion is making knitting accessible to everyone. She is known for the patience and humor with which she teaches, for the relevance and detail of her class notes, and for her ability to instill confidence and provide her students with a wide range of lasting skills.
For more about Sarah, go to sarahpeasley.com.
STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
6083 Easy Basic Fair Isle Techniques
The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can be learned in a matter of hours. Learn to read charts like a pro. Practice knitting in the round with 2 colors while trapping those pesky floats. Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing. Hold your breath while you cut open a steek. There's nothing to it. What are you waiting for?
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
6112 Intermediate Basic Double Knitting Techniques
Double knitting is pure magic. Using one method, a piece worked back and forth opens up as if it had been knit in the round. Using another method, the image created on the front of the fabric will appear in reverse image on the back. Learn both methods to create a small bag and a two-sided coaster while practicing appropriate cast-on, bind-off, and chart-reading techniques.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6212 Easy Basic Entrelac Techniques
Take some tilty squares and triangles, add a fancy French name, and you get a totally addicting stitch pattern! Whether they lean to the right or to the left, whether they're right side up of upside down, you'll learn all of the building blocks you need to make any entrelac pattern. Bonus skills: knitting backward and flawless color changes.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6108 Easy Basic Cable Techniques
Do you love those beautiful textures, but think cables are too difficult? Think again! Conquering cable knitting is simply a matter of knitting your stitches in the proper order.
Right leaning or left leaning, back and forth or in the round, with or without a cable needle, Sarah will help you get it all sorted out. And while we're at it, let's demystify those wacky chart symbols, and whip a few mis-crossed cables into shape.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3028 Intermediate A Well-Executed Sleeve Cap
Learn how to design an armhole to fit YOUR body, then pick up and knit a perfect set-in sleeve from the top down with no unsightly seams!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
4082 Intermediate Downside Up Socks
Turn tradition on its head! Use 2 circular needles to knit a sock from the toe up. Start with an unconventional cast-on, form a perfect heel without picking up any stitches (and without that pesky hole, too!), and finish with your choice of a ribbed or a hemmed cuff.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5031 Easy Preventing and Fixing Mistakes
Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of a stitch, then apply what you've learned to correct a variety of common mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split stitches, and holes. Learn to safely rip back a stitch, a row, or an acre of knittingâ€”without losing your cool.