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Elaine Rowley
Elaine Rowley is the original editor of Knitter’s Magazine, current XRX Books editor, and the R in XRX. It’s not all about the red pen for Elaine. She is fascinated by the techniques and skills that keep knitting fresh and exciting.










STITCHES West 2017 Market Session Classes
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NEW
Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
TT42 Easy Better-than-brioche Scarf Elise Duvekot’s variant of Knit One Below is an easier and better way to achieve the brioche look. Each row simply alternates knit and knit-one-below stitches. The knit fabric lies flat, making it perfect for blankets, shawls, and this scarf.
Learn the best cast-on and bind-off for K1B fabrics (yes, it matters!), how to find the stitch in the row below on both sides of the work, and how to use the slide maneuver. This class will get you off to a good start—you won’t want to stop, and you'll go home with all you need to know to make this 2-color scarf.
Please bring a small amount of #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in a light or bright color for your practice piece AND 5 or 5.5mm/US 8 or 9 circular needle

Sponsored by XRX Books.

NEW
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
CC10 Easy Embroider Your Knits: The Basics Anna Zilboorg’s Splendid Apparel introduced the knitting world to a new way of adding color and emphasizing pattern to your knitting with a little embroidery. Let’s keep it simple, learning 4 stitches and playing with color and placement on k2, p2 ribbing. If you have embroidered for years, but never added it to your knitting . . . or never threaded a needle, this basic cuff will get you started.
Please bring 1 completed cuff to class.

To Knit Cuff:
With 110 yds #4 (worsted-weight) yanr and 3.75mm/US 5 needles, cast on 38 stitches. Row 1 (RS) [K2, p2] to last 2 stitches, k2. Row 2 [P2, k2] to last 2 stitches, p2. Continue to knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches until piece measures 4" x 6" from cast-on. Bind off in pattern. Do not seam. If you want to make a wine cozy instead of a cuff, do not bind off. We will work the embroidery, then you will transfer the stitches to double-pointed needles and work the base.


Please bring small amounts of sock or sport-weight yarn (variegated or handpaints can be fun) or Persian or tapestry needlepoint yarn in at least 3 contrasting colors. We will provide tapestry needles.


Sponsored by XRX Books.
NEW
Saturday 12:30 pm - 12:30 pm     SOLD OUT
TT42 Easy Better-than-brioche Scarf Elise Duvekot’s variant of Knit One Below is an easier and better way to achieve the brioche look. Each row simply alternates knit and knit-one-below stitches. The knit fabric lies flat, making it perfect for blankets, shawls, and this scarf.
Learn the best cast-on and bind-off for K1B fabrics (yes, it matters!), how to find the stitch in the row below on both sides of the work, and how to use the slide maneuver. This class will get you off to a good start—you won’t want to stop, and you'll go home with all you need to know to make this 2-color scarf.
Please bring a small amount of #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in a light or bright color for your practice piece AND 5 or 5.5mm/US 8 or 9 circular needle

Sponsored by XRX Books.

Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
PP12 Easy Beginning Beading! Simple Spiral Bracelet The basics of knitting with beads! Make a simple bracelet based on a pattern from Betsy Hershberg's book, Betsy Beads. This I-cord variant spirals on its own with beads placed to highlight its twists and turns. You'll see how easy it is to string the beads, place them in the knitting, and work the I-cord.
Materials: 2 US 6 double pointed needles, all other materials supplied in class.

Sponsored by XRX Books Booth 601.
NEW
Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
TT42 Easy Better-than-brioche Scarf Elise Duvekot’s variant of Knit One Below is an easier and better way to achieve the brioche look. Each row simply alternates knit and knit-one-below stitches. The knit fabric lies flat, making it perfect for blankets, shawls, and this scarf.
Learn the best cast-on and bind-off for K1B fabrics (yes, it matters!), how to find the stitch in the row below on both sides of the work, and how to use the slide maneuver. This class will get you off to a good start—you won’t want to stop, and you'll go home with all you need to know to make this 2-color scarf.
Please bring a small amount of #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in a light or bright color for your practice piece AND 5 or 5.5mm/US 8 or 9 circular needle

Sponsored by XRX Books.

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