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Barry Klein
Trendsetter Group owner/designer Barry Klein has been knitting for 40 years. He started by working in his family's knitting store, where all patterns were designed for the knitter's body. For the past 25 years he has worked as an industry teacher, doing knitting classes all over the world.

Barry has designed knitwear for magazines, television shows, ice skaters, and movie stars; authored 5 knitting books; and worked as a spokesman on Knitting Daily and other television knitting shows. He loves to share his love of yarn and everything that can be done with it. Barry has been voted one of the Top 10 Men who Knit/Design throughout history.

Learn why 'Let the yarn do the work' is Barry's favorite motto.



STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8070 Easy Tunisian Crochet from Beginning to End This class will take you through all of the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet from yarn selection on up to the getting started, changing fibers, changing directions and variations from there. We will look at accessories for the home, wearable garments and the different styles of Tunisian Crochet and how they will fit into your future.
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3146 Intermediate From Sewing Pattern to Knitting Pattern Begin with a sewing pattern as your template for a sweater or cardigan. So much of the work has been done in proportion and silhouette.

We'll break up into groups, open up patterns, and translate a sewing pattern into knitting. We'll talk about yarn choice, pattern stitches, swatches, and ideas. Once the swatching is done, we'll go about doing the math to turn the sewing pattern/template into a knitting pattern.
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3147 Intermediate Let's Neck! A lovely sweater ends in a great neck treatment. Or is it the beginning? The collar frames the face letting the wearer shine. Let's approach neck shaping—from turtleneck to open-V and find the best placement, shape, and how to achieve them.
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Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3014 Intermediate Top Down and All Around We will work on learning the basic techniques for knitting from the top down. We will jump right in and start working on a small garment and during the knitting process, we will talk about different variations, different techniques and different ways to knit from the top down. When class is over, you will understand the full process and be prepared to design from scratch.



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