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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.
Trendsetter Group owner/designer Barry Klein has been knitting for 40 years. He started by working in his family's knitting store, where all patterns were designed for the knitter's body. For the past 25 years he has worked as an industry teacher, doing knitting classes all over the world.
Barry has designed knitwear for magazines, television shows, ice skaters, and movie stars; authored 5 knitting books; and worked as a spokesman on Knitting Daily and other television knitting shows. He loves to share his love of yarn and everything that can be done with it. Barry has been voted one of the Top 10 Men who Knit/Design throughout history.
Learn why 'Let the yarn do the work' is Barry's favorite motto.
STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6111 Easy Slip Sliding Away
Slip-stitch knitting is a fantastic way to play with color and texture and create a piece of fabric that is unique to the yarns you've selected. We will work on multiple slip-stitch variations and talk about yarn selection, color placement, and details that will allow you to use this technique to create something truly fantastic. This technique is simple, easy, and really fun.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3015 Intermediate Perfect the Fit
When patterns are written, generic sizing does not allow the perfect fit. Learn to remove size labels and worry only about the finished size for your body. Explore swatching for gauge, changing needle sizes, and playing with pattern stitches. Work backwards from an existing pattern and forwards from a stitch gauge to create a design that will fit your actual body measurements.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3120 Intermediate It's a Swing Thing
Taking a regular sweater or jacket and adding swing by a means of short rows or increase/decrease shaping can take a garment from okay to fantastic. Learn the different methods for doing this and how placement and choice of shaping can make the difference. We will experiment with different stitch patterns, style choices, and fashion options, so it will be clear how to make this work on the garments you knit. Lots of finished projects will be in class to show how it all works. This is a great hands-on class.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6014 Intermediate Style with a Twist
Knitting combines yarn and stitch, but it's not always easy for the 2 to come together for style. We will work with classic, textured, and hand-dyed yarns as we make small samples of sweaters and designs that will bring it all together. This class is for knitters who want to be more involved in the design process and use different yarns for their favorite sweaters. See how easy it is to go from average to fantastic.
Materials fee: $5 for yarn assortment.