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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.
Now an Anglican Solitary living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anna shares her knowledge on embroidering your knits with Splendid Apparel (XRX Books). Her other books include Magnificent Mittens and Socks, Fancy Feet, 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit, Knitting for Anarchists, and Socks for Sandals and Clogs.
STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
6064 Advanced Twisted Traveling Stitches
Austrian twisted travelling stitches create patterns in high relief that resemble woodcarvings. They can also provide a wonderful base for embroidery. They require a few special techniques (among them, how to interpret the special charts), careful knitting, and some practice, but are well worth the effort. This class will focus on flat knitting, which is much harder than working these patterns in the round but gives the greatest flexibility for usage. After a few exercises, we'll make a cell-phone cover that could easily turn into cuffs for an elegant sweater.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
5304 Intermediate Excrescences: Bobbles, Bumps, Lumps, Leaves & Ledges
This class will explore the many possible ways of making a three-dimensional addition to a knitted surface. In doing this, we'll make a sampler of nupps, bobbles, and larger shapes. A few esoteric techniques will appear, such as making multiple i-cords at the same time, and we'll be expanding into over-all patterns and graceful leafy panels. Knitting need never be flat again.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
2024 Easy Embroider your Knitting
Embroidery has been used always and everywhere to embellish fabric, while knitting has been left bare save for a few lazy daisies and French knots. In this class we'll integrate simple embroidery stitches into simple knit stitches to create many different effects, both new and wonderful. Learn to incorporate back stitch, cable chain, Palestrina knot, cross stitch flower, and others into ribs, cables, and other stitches whether you are right- or left-handed.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
5103 Intermediate Surprisingly Special Techniques
Learn techniques that Anna has found more useful than she ever imagined. Most important is the perfect buttonholeâ€”and it IS a perfect buttonhole. It is helpful if students have some experience with kitchener stitching, but even without it, one can make almost perfect buttonholes that never sag and always close. There is also a k1, p1 rib with neat, even stitches; easy wrapping for clustersâ€”once, twice, and thrice; knitting backwards with 2 colors (never purl Fair Isle again); plus other hints which are more or less arcane but no less useful.