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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.
Having taught at STITCHES events for more than 20 years and at a variety of knitting seminars from England to Alaska, Leslye Solomon is an enthusiastic, energetic, and empathetic teacher with extensive knitwear training.
Leslye owns Woolstock Yarn Shop in Glyndon, Maryland. She shares her experience and knowledge in instructional videos, DVDs and books. Subjects covered include sweater finishing, making socks using double points and a single circular needle, techniques in buttonholes and bands, a wonderful method of continental knitting, bead knitting, and machine knitting, including a book entitled The Uncomplicated Knitting Machine. Leslye has also created KnitSpeaker, an iPhone, iPad, iPod timed-audio pattern-repeating app for knitters.
A class with Leslye is an experience that will arm students with valuable knowledge. Their only concern is whether they will remember it all!
For more about Lesyle, go to woolstock.com.
STITCHES West 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2011 Intermediate Buttonholes and Bands For Better Cardigans
Learn all about making the most professional cardigans with the neatest bands and perfect buttonholes sized for the buttons you want. Practice a variety of Leslye's favorite buttonholes. See how easily you can space the buttons. Enjoy the confidence you'll have when you can turn a vague pattern direction into buttonband success.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
4105 Easy Knit a Beautiful Log Cabin Throw
This is truly one of the most enjoyable projects a knitter can do. It is easy, and the majority of the work is very portable. You'll love every minute of working with the beautiful colors found in this yarn. The end result is a magnificent and warm work of art. Learn the tricks to making the squares and the magical technique to invisibly join it into one gorgeous, impressive throw.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am SOLD OUT
5038 Easy Switch to Continental-style Knitting
It doesn't matter how old you were when you learned to knit or if you are left or right handed, Leslye has a proven technique that will help you quickly and easily change your style to knit faster and more ergonomically.
As a result of this easy-to-learn technique, students begin to fly through and love ribbing and seed stitch. Besides becoming more productive through speed, the quality of the knit fabric may improve and become more even.
Enjoy renewed knitting confidence as you find yourself attempting more complicated stitch projects.
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
3130 Easy Designing Knitting Projects from Sewing Patterns
Sewing patterns come in a huge variety of design ideas and sizes and are a great source for your next knitting project! Did you know you can take the shape of a paper pattern piece and turn it into stitches and rows to knit?
In this class, you will learn how to choose your yarn and pattern size and the stitch that would best flatter your design. Find the stitch and row gauge of your selected yarn and stitch. Extract the measurements of the pattern piece and easily calculate the shaping into the stitches and rows to duplicate the shape in knitting. Learn how to take the angles and curves of hems and the curves of armholes, necks, sleeves, and sleeve caps found in sewing patterns and calculate the increases and decreases involved to shape your knitting in the same way. Tap into this vast resource that could result in your next multi-size original sweater pattern.