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(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
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.
Kennita is a teacher, author, and freelance designer with a fine art background, whose work has appeared in every leading US knitting publication. She has also designed for numerous yarn companies. Her first published hand knit designs appeared in Knitterâ€™s Magazine, Spring 2000.
Since closing her yarn shop of 12 years, she currently self-publishes her own pattern line under the name of Wildflower Knits and teaches both across the country and internationally. For the past several years, she has been teaming up with Tahki Stacy Charles and producing new collections each season. In addition, she designs for Knitting Monthly, a membership site featuring a new pattern, videos, and articles each month.
Learn more about Kennita at wildflowerknits.com or following her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wildflowerknitwear.
STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3137 Intermediate Sleeves are a Breeze!
I have designed a lot of vests, and lately I've been hearing, "If only it had sleeves...". It's easy to add sleeves to a vest once you understand the structure of the sleeve. This class will have you thinking sleeves are a breeze from now on.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3136 Intermediate Side-to-Side: Shaping with Short Rows
Learn the pros and cons of knitting side-to-side instead of the traditional bottom-up method. Weâ€™ll talk about alternate methods of shaping and why short rows are a perfect match. While knitting a miniature sweater, weâ€™ll work through the different techniques involved including various ways to do short rows.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5267 Intermediate Loosen up with Asymmetry
You know asymmetry is hot! It's all over the runways in one form or another. It's time to free yourself from the box! Learn to spice it up with short rows, color changes, hem-length variations, and so much more. Get skewed with asymmetry!
We'll do some serious brainstorming on all the ways we can add asymmetry to our knits, then you'll have the chance to come up with some creations of your own! This class will explore some basic techniques to make it easy for you to challenge yourself to new levels. Learn to play with color sequences, patterning changes, ruffles, even pleats to skew your knit!
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
1064 Easy Painting on Knits
Add color to your knits in a new way! Painting on knits is a fun and easy way to apply color. Try it with a freeform brush if you have the artist gene, or take the easy way out with stencils. The photo shows paint added to a few mosaic motifs. It's great for applying highlight colors to Fair Isle and intarsia, too. We'll explore working with stencils, painting by number (or stitches!) and freeform. The sky really is the limit. If this sounds daunting or too risky, consider embelllishing pockets or patches instead to really jazz up your knitting.
Material fee: $15 for paint, brushes, stencils.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
6214 Easy Shadow Knitting
Write a secret message in your knitting! With this easy technique and Kenita's alphabet at your fingertips, you can create a special gift that will wow your friends and family. Get started with a small coaster project, then feel ready to tackle a larger project, like a heart pillow or maybe even a blanket (with that secret message)! Now you see it, now you donâ€™t!
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6215 Easy Slide into Colorful Reverse
Discover a new way to work reversible stitch patterns in two colors. By combining slipped stitches and altering the direction of knitting, many reversible combinations are possible! In this class, weâ€™ll explore a number of reversible patterns great for scarves, cowls, shawls, etc. Why hide the back side when you can show it off!