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Lily Chin
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 West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
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.
Friday 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.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3096 No skills required Draping a Pattern: a Demonstration There are many ways to draft an original pattern. Draping is one of them and is never talked about nor covered in knitting. With commercial knit fabric, we will construct garments on 2 volunteers and use this 'mock up' as a basis for our knitting. We will transpose the pieces onto gridded marker paper then plug in our gauge and figure out areas of simplification. Motifs may be previewed, stitch patterns 'tried out,' and details tested. Most importantly, a personal and customized fit will be ensured.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3008 Intermediate Custom Fitting Existing Patterns Many patterns are available, but often you want to change the neckline, lengthen the sleeves, etc. Find out how to personalize the fit of a pattern for yourself or those you knit for. See how small alterations can make a garment hang better. Learn easy alternatives to drop shoulders. These simple refinements don't require extensive pattern re-writes but produce great results.
Note: This class does not cover extensive pattern sizing and fit alterations.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     CANCELED
5300 Intermediate Join-as-you-Go, 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 patch pockets to any garment or accessory as it is being worked. Work up a miniature sample in class. Even put those dreaded gauge swatches to good use. Plan placements perfectly beforehand. Never lose a cell phone or scrounge around for lipstick or a tissue again.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5007 Easy Tips and Tricks with Lily Learn Lily's secrets to make your knitting life easier: join a cast-on for circular knitting without adding twist, start a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing the first stitch, attach knit pieces as you work, work a circular bind-off on the neck so the beginning and end are imperceptible, and weave in ends that are too short for a darning needle. Leave class with lots of small 'fix-its' and a new eye for knitting details.



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