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Jill Bigelow Suttell
Jill learned to knit at 10 years of age. After a 'teen years' break, she re-learned and has been knitting with a passion ever since. The first sweater she knit, she modified, and the next was her own design.

Five years as a yarn shop owner gave her a passion for teaching as well as designing. Jill has been an instructor at STITCHES events, Knitter's Day Out, Knitter's Connection, Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet
Show, and many shops. Her designs can be found in Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, and Knitty. She is co-author of A Knitter's Gallery of Mitered Squares: 45 Unique Designs in Color, Texture and Lace.

For more about Jill, go to b-ewe-tiful.com



STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1068 Advanced Color Play Ready for the ultimate knitting challenge? Let’s try combining stranded (Fair Isle) and Intarsia color techniques. The key is learning to work Fair Isle from the ‘wrong’ side. Class will cover: Fair Isle basics, Intarsia basics, knitting left to right, working with yarn in both hands. Also included are tips and tricks to avoid holes, minimize tangles and slip stitches.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6095 Easy Slipped Stitch Mania Slipped-stitch patterns allow you to add texture or to create the look of 2-color knitting while only using 1 color per row. Mosaic knitting (one form of slipped-stitch patterning) can bring to mind beautiful, Native American fiber art. There is no stranding, bobbins, or changing color within the row. We will explore different techniques, the do's and don'ts of this method of knitting, and how to read two types of charts.



STITCHES West 2018 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
CC2 No skills required Double Knit in Color Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
Materials: 50 yards of smooth, plain #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in two STRONGLY contrasting solid colors—wool or wool-blend preferred and US 7 needle.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT45 Basic The Second Steps: How to Read a Pattern The Second Steps series is designed to aid the brand-new knitter.Whether you’ve just taken the Learn-to-Knit Market Session or you learned last week from a friend last week, you may either be impatient to learn more or feeling a bit overwhelmed. Each Second Steps Market Session will help you learn to navigate this new world.

A knitting pattern can seem to be written in a different language. Jill will help you decipher all the code. For practice, sample patterns will be provided but feel free to bring along one of your choosing.
Materials: Notebook, pen or pencil with eraser.
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Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT58 Easy Can't Face Lace? Knitting lace can be intimidating for beginners and some experienced knitters. Spend an hour trying out the lace basics of lace — yarn-over/decrease combinations,  the right needle choice, and the importance of blocking.
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm     SOLD OUT
CC2 No skills required Double Knit in Color Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
Materials: 50 yards of smooth, plain #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in two STRONGLY contrasting solid colors—wool or wool-blend preferred and US 7 needle.
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm     SOLD OUT
TT41 Easy Starting a Toe-up Sock: The Toe Learn to make a toe-up sock Judy's Magic cast-on and 2 different increase options. We will discuss the benefits of starting with the toes for a well-fitting sock. 
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Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT28 Easy Short-row heels for Any Sock Short row heels are most often found on commercially made socks. This heel can be used on toe-up or cuff-down construction. This class combines with TT41, so you can learn to make a toe-up sock in two sessions or = refresh your skills in an hour or two! 
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