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Harry Wells
Teaching and knitting are passions for Harry. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue knitting fulltime, including teaching a myriad of classes at knitting conferences and fiber festivals. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience. He manages the Northcoast Knittery, a destination yarn shop in Eureka, CA, and enjoys designing, including publishing patterns in magazines and on Ravelry. His design aesthetic emphasizes texture and linear flow, and he particularly likes the look and fit of men’s knit garments of the 1920s-1940s. He designs mainly with men in mind, but his accessories almost always end up being unisex in appeal.

STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
4006 Intermediate Addictive Argyle! (and Other Retro Designs) Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but mystified about how to accomplish them? In this workshop, you will learn the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat, and a seaming method that makes the seams nearly invisible without bulk. Each stage of the construction of an argyle sock will be addressed, which is both similar and different to the traditional top-down-heel flap sock. We will get started on how to chart your own Argyle patterns for different gauges, see very cool retro and contemporary variations, explore other intarsia sock ideas, and discuss incorporating Argyle patterns in garments and accessories.
Materials fee: $20.00--Includes one 50 gr ball of Carlton Merino Supreme, 25 grams each of two more colors of Carlton Merino Supreme, and 15 grams of a fourth color. Set of 10 EZ Bob bobbins. Printed Materials.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5305 Easy Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Slip Stitch Slip-stitch knits can boast amazing colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with multiple colors in a row! Stunning results such as intricate mosaic designs, textural colorwork like houndstooth, and more are in your future. Along with the basic technique, learn to predict when combinations of variegated and solid color yarn work together and when they will not, how charts are written and read differently for mosaics. Practical tips about navigating the technique and advice regarding the best uses for mosaic knitting are included. Once you learn the technique, and as time permits, you will begin a hat or a scarf (your choice) designed by the instructor, or use the reference books to chart your own mosaic pattern onto a scarf.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5061 Easy Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Knit one Below Want amazing looking colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with multiple colors in a row? You can have it with the Knit One Below technique. It requires knitting with only one color per row. Our focus will be on making vertical stripes easily as we follow step-by-step instructions. We'll start with simple swatches and as time permits, continue with hands-on work in the creation of a hemmed cowl or scarf (flat or tubular).
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     CANCELED
2032 Intermediate Finishing with a Bang, Not a Whimper: Buttonholes and Zippers Finishing means many things in knitting, and doing it well is essential to an attractive garment outcome. A beautifully seamed garment is key. Learn how to create several different types of button bands and button holes (both embedded and on edges) and how to sew a zipper into a knitted garment.

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