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Christine Bylsma
Chris retired from a career in marketing communications and advertising to pursue her artistic passion, knitting and texture play, at home in Madison, WI. Instead she is having a wonderful time teaching workshops from coast to coast – and beyond – for TNNA, shops, guilds, and conferences and has her own line of knitting patterns. She has also designed knit garments for the American Girl clothing line.

Chris finds inspiration in nature's colors and combinations, and her knitting designs reflect her pleasure in combining fibers, textures, gauges, and colors in ways that create fun, yet always wearable, knits.
For more about Chris, go to www.chrisbylsmadesigns.com.



STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3064 Intermediate Neckline Love You love the sweater but not the neckline. So change it! Learn to design your own crew, turtle, V-neck, scoop, asymmetric—any shape neckline, in any gauge, that fits you. Finish it with perfect picked-up edges for flawless necklines you will definitely love, love, love.
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5382 Intermediate A Perfect Set-in Sleeve? Easy! Limiting yourself to raglan, top-down, and dropped shoulder sleeves? Or do you stick to only vests? Stop! Forget what you may have heard or even experienced about set-in sleeves. A perfectly smooth and custom fit set-in sleeve is not only a thing of beauty but is truly easy, too. Learn the shaping, fit and seaming secrets that will win you over to a beautiful, set-in sleeve every time.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5006 Intermediate Stashology 201 You have 'archived' those countless balls of yarn that you could not pass up. Find new inspiration in what you already have, and use your stash to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! Be prepared to be amazed.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2026 Intermediate Steeks to the Rescue Knitters often think scissors are the enemy of yarn, but actually they are great enablers. Learn three different non-machine ways to anchor and cut your knitting (yes!) to change a pullover to a cardigan, shape a neckline, re-size a garment, add armholes, and put you in charge.
Note: You need to be comfortable with a basic crochet chain.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2003 Intermediate Eight Empowering Edges Ribbing and garter stitch are usually reliable choices for edges, but not all edges are equal. Learn eight hard-working edges that empower you to create beautiful, professional details; provide the control needed and give the option of making your own design decisions.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2002 Intermediate Joy of Finishing Learn the joy of sleek shoulder lines, invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of stitches without counting, beautiful buttonholes, 'shortening' sleeves, taming sleeveless armholes, and other finishing touches. If it is worth knitting, it is worth finishing beautifully.



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