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Barry Klein
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.

For more about Barry, go to trendsetteryarns.com

STITCHES Midwest 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
3147 Intermediate Let's Neck! A lovely sweater ends in a great neck treatment. Or is it the beginning? The collar frames the face letting the wearer shine. Let's approach neck shaping—from turtleneck to open-V and find the best placement, shape, and how to achieve them.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3146 Intermediate From Sewing Pattern to Knitting Pattern Begin with a sewing pattern as your template for a sweater or cardigan. So much of the work has been done in proportion and silhouette.

We'll break up into groups, open up patterns, and translate a sewing pattern into knitting. We'll talk about yarn choice, pattern stitches, swatches, and ideas. Once the swatching is done, we'll go about doing the math to turn the sewing pattern/template into a knitting pattern.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
8070 Easy Tunisian Crochet from Beginning to End This class will take you through all of the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet. We'll begin with yarn selection, proceed to changing directions, and explore variations from there. We will look at accessories for the home, wearable garments, and different styles of Tunisian Crochet and how they will fit into your future.
Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6014 Intermediate Style with a Twist Knitting is a combination of yarn and stitch, but the 2 do not always come together well. 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.

STITCHES Midwest 2017 Market Session Classes
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT46 Easy My New Miter Normally miters begin with a cast-on. Barry jazzes it up by picking-up into the border of a special yarn. The result is a fun edge treatment that completely eliminates any problem of too-tight cast-ons. Learn how to use this exciting trim yarn, work decreases that create a visual element that flows from miter to miter, and emphasize the diamond shapes with easy color changes.

Materials Fee: $5 for an assortment of yarns.
Supplies: Straight or circular needles in US 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Sponsored by Trendsetter Group and Great Yarns
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
TT47 Easy No-wrap Short Rows Let's play with short rows! We’ll work them simply, without wraps. Then we'll talk about why it works and when to use them. See how effective they can be when you use the right yarns! This class is perfect for beginners and knitters who just want to have fun.

Materials fee: $5 for an assortment of specialty yarns

Supplies: Straight or circular needles in US 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Sponsored by Trendsetter Group and Great Yarns
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