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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. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience. He managed the Northcoast Knittery in Eureka, CA from 2010-2017 and enjoys designing, including publishing patterns in magazines and on Ravelry. His design aesthetic emphasizes texture and linear flow. 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) Do you love those classic diamond Argyle diamond socks, but are mystified about how to knit them? You will learn the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat, and a nearly invisible seaming method that isn't bulky. Each stage of argyle-sock construction will be addressed, which is similar yet 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 into garments and accessories.
Note: Class begins on Friday afternoon and concludes Saturday morning. 
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5305 Easy Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting 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
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).