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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.
J C Briar
A self-confessed 'technique freak' and 'skill junkie,' JC dabbles in all kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting and novel construction techniques. If it involves lace, cables, or seamless construction, it's sure to catch her eye.
JC shares her enthusiasm by teaching at shops and fiber festivals and through her book, Charts Made Simple. Her latest venture is Stitch-Maps.com, a website for viewing and creating grid-free charts of unparalleled fluidity, authenticity, and beauty.
For more about JC, go to jcbriar.com
STITCHES Texas 2017 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3140 Intermediate Mapping Lace Scarves
Traditional lace charts can be tricky to decipher, especially if they contain â€śno-stitchâ€ť symbols.
But stitch maps are different. These special grid-free charts unlock the secrets of lace patterns,
exposing landmarks and other aids to successful lace knitting. Learn about stitch maps, and become skilled in using them to minimize mistakes while knitting. Practice in class by designing and starting a simple lace scarf.
Friday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
5278 No skills required Tink Drop Frog
Experienced knitters know how to recover from mistakes. You, too,
can be an experienced knitter. Learn the three essential recovery
techniques: tink, drop, and frog. Practice on swatches and in
simple situations to gain the confidence needed to tackle bigger
disasters, and the ability to judge which technique to use when.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
6210 Easy Beginning Brioche
Brioche knitting creates cushy fabric suitable for comfy garments and all sorts of cozy accessories. Done in two colors, it creates vertical stripes, even though only one color is used at a time. Take this class to learn all the basics: working brioche rib in one or two colors; maintaining tidy selvedges; fixing mistakes; working pretty increases and decreases; and casting on and binding off effectively. You'll practice by knitting a small sample in class, but take away the skills needed to complete a lovely patterned scarf.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6086 Easy Get Twisted!
Cables and other twisted knit stitches make for some of the most captivating knitting patterns. Though they look intricate, they are surprisingly easy to create. Learn how while knitting samplers that you can later turn into a drawstring tote bag. Along the way, you'll pick up tips for reading charts, reading your knitting, and fixing mistakes.