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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.
Sivia Harding has been designing knitwear since 2003. Since then, hundreds of her patterns have appeared in publication under her own name and in magazines, books and collections such as Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People, Twist Collective, and Knitty. Sivia is known for her work with exceptional beaded knits. She is also known as an enthusiastic, warm instructor. Her designs are found on Ravelry.
For more about Sivia, go to siviaharding.com.
STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4059 Intermediate Aquitaine Beaded Cuffs
This class is a virtual cornucopia of beaded knitting techniques. Aquitaine is an elegant mitt with a heavily beaded hand covering (but no thumb) and a slim, ribbed cuff that can be wrist or elbow length. Up to three different kinds of seed beads may be used to embellish the stitches in the pattern. Students will come away with much bead know-how and the skills to make this darling pair of mitts.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4118 Intermediate Beaded Buttoned Bracelets
This beautiful beaded bracelet is a tutorial of beading techniques. Learn all about beads and how they interact with different stitch patterns. You will emerge with inspiration and tons of ideas. The class handout includes three additional bracelet patterns for you to enjoy making at home.
Note: Experience knitting I-cord is preferred but optional.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6223 Intermediate Moebius and the Mysterious Stitch Mirror
The knitted Moebius is a beautiful, graceful, and endlessly fascinating form, made popular in the knitting world since Cat Bordhi presented her brilliant (and easy) Moebius cast-on technique to the world. The experience of Moebius knitting is easy, accessible, and soothing, just like knitting in the round. It really becomes interesting when various stitch patterns are worked into this form.Â
In this structure, patterns amazingly appear to be mirrored and reversed on either side of the cast-on round. What stitches will reliably produce symmetry? There are some guidelines, but there are also ways to bend the rules and make many stitch patterns work once you understand the structure. Not all result in symmetry, but all are interesting!
I guarantee many "aha" moments as we see simple stitch patterns develop into amazing and sometimes unpredictable results! Many Moebius cowls and sweaters will be shown as inspiration. The Harmoniaâ€™s Rings Cowl will be cast on during class.
Note: Experience with knitting in the round is required.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
4067 Intermediate Moonrise Necklace
This necklace gets lots of attention, mostly from knitters who cannot believe it was knit! A garden of beads is randomly strung onto lace-weight yarn to produce a luscious, densely beaded necklace. Students develop bead-stringing skills, learn to easily manage strung beads, and work the easiest short rows ever to shape this remarkably comfortable and very beautiful neckpiece. Guaranteed to be an addictive knit and a fabulous, unique gift!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4117 Intermediate Rainshadow Scarf
This ram's-horn shaped garter stitch scarf features two different kinds of short rows: one for the color wedge insert along the narrow edge and another that shapes the lengthwise stripes. We'll learn about these two short row methods (and why you need both!) while we work the swatch. We will talk about lace, beads, stripes, and how to deal with other issues such as weaving in ends and carrying yarns. Warning: Addictive knitting ahead!