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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.
Anne Berk was certified by TKGA as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has designed for many yarn companies andhas written patterns and articles for publications including Piecework, Sockupied, ColorKnit, and Twist Collective. Her DVDs, Inside Intarsia and Intarsia InDepth, are produced by Interweave.
Anne has taught classes nationally on subjects ranging from argyle socks to zipper insertion. Next Steps in IntarsiaÂ is her Craftsy class. Annetarsia Knits is a reference book for working intarsia flat or in the round, in stockinette or garter stitch.
And all of this is after-hours! Anne is an optometrist in Portland, OR.
For more about Anne, go to annetarsia.com
STITCHES Texas 2017 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6216 Advanced Bohus Knitting Techniques
The Bohus Knitting collective created a unique style in the 1960's using yoke construction, stranded knitting technique, and custom fingering-weight yarn in a merino-angora blend. Original sweaters have become collector's items, and modern knitters seek to emulate the rich colorwork and subtle shading achieved with the fine yarns and use of both knit and purl stitches in the stranded charts.
This class covers how to read and design charts in the Bohus style, how to strand with more than two yarns at a time, the merits of pullovers versus cardigans (to steek or not to steek?), what modern yarns are suitable for Bohus-style knitting, and buttonhole choices for cardigans.
We'll examine sweaters knit from original Bohus patterns and swatch a Bohus-style chart. This is not a history class, but it will give knitters the tools to navigate this challenging style with confidence.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5241 No skills required Gauge Master Class
You know the importance of stitch gauge to manage the fit and size of a garment, but do you know how to gain and use that knowledge? This class will give you tips to efficiently knit and measure your gauge swatches to reveal their secrets for successful knitting results. Stitch, row, and yarn gauges will all be covered, using multiple weights of yarn and needles of different sizes. You will knit swatches and compare your results with classmates to see how gauge differs from knitter to knitter. Learn to use gauge to calculate the amount of yarn needed for any section of your project. Gauge mastery is fun, and you will be amazed at how much you will learn in the process of swatching!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1040 Easy Inside Annetarsia: A New Approach to Intarsia Knitting
Expand your horizons to conquer non-stranded color knitting. No previous experience with intarsia is required! Learn ways to manage multiple yarns, to read colorwork charts, and to deal efficiently with the ends. You'll develop confidence as you link the yarns between sections and create a flat, single layer of stockinette where YOU control the color. You won't believe how easily you will knit motifs and produce professional results.
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
2065 Easy Perfect Edgings: Zippers
Learn a four-step process which will give you a perfectly flat and secure zipped border every time! Knitted and crocheted fabric is flexible and sometimes fragile, and zippers are not. A properly inserted zipper will function beautifully without distorting your fabric. You decide whether it will be a design element or remain invisible.
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
2064 Easy Perfect Edgings: Borders and Buttonholes
Adding an edging to a piece of fabric increases stability, as well as creating an opportunity for embellishment. Learn how to pick up stitches properly, so that the edging is firm, secure, and beautiful. Explore the best stitch patterns for edging a garment, and use I-cord to create both edging and buttonholes.