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Beth Brown-Reinsel
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for over 25 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She has made three DVDs: Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel, Color Stranded Knitting Techniques, and Sanquhar Gloves with Beth Brown-Reinsel. Her articles and designs have appeared in all the major US magazines, as well as The Knitter, a magazine of the UK. She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions.

She lives in Vermont and loves winter!

For more about Beth,  go to www.KnittingTraditions.com.



STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5005 Easy The Norwegian Purl The Norwegian Purl, a variation of the conventional Continental purl, is noted for its superior tension control, and ease of execution. The yarn always stays behind the work, making ribbing a breeze and two-color textured knitting a pleasure. A swatch will be knitted in class to practice this technique and its applications: Proper tensioning of the yarn, the conventional Continental purl, and knit stitches, the Norwegian purl, purl garter stitch, ribbing with the Norwegian purl on the right side and on the wrong side, the Scandinavian method of working with two yarns in the left hand (knitting, purling, and weaving the floats) on the right side and the wrong side of the work, as well as corrugated ribbing on the right side and the wrong side of the work.
Note: It is helpful to have the ability to knit Continental (working yarn in the left hand) but not necessary.

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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
2075 Easy Traditional Beginnings: Cast-ons from Long Ago Learn eight of the most beautiful, and practical, cast-ons in our knitting history. From the UK, we will cover the Channel Island Cast-on, the Knotted Cast-on, and the Multi-Strand Cast-on. Included are two basic go-to cast-ons, the LongTail and Old Norwegian, that are the basis for two decorative cast-ons from the Twined Knitting tradition in Sweden. Last, the wonderful Braided Cast-on from Finland will be taught in 3 colors! In addition, we'll practice a couple bind-offs to complete your swatches.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4038 Intermediate Latvian Fingerless Mitts Knit a fingerless mitt and learn techniques you can apply to mitten cuffs, sock tops, or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, herringbone braid, half-braids, gussetless thumb, and a choice of 2-, 3-, or 4-color motifs. Knitting styles and handling multiple yarns within a row will be discussed.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4077 Intermediate Twined Textured Socks Learn the Swedish technique of Tvaandsstickning, or Twined knitting by knitting a small sock using worsted weight yarn. Twined knitting often is worked with two yarns of the same color, twined around each other to create a dense, warm, and durable fabric. The sock is worked circularly on double-pointed needles (although you may use two circulars or Magic Loop if you prefer) and includes many techniques: a Twined Knitting cast-on, reading and working from a chart, the "O" stitch, the crook stitch, Chain Path, a traditional motif for the leg, and an unusual method of working the afterthought heel.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.
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Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4043 Easy Fair Isle Tams This Fair Isle class is for knitters who would like to venture into two-color knitting but haven't had the chance. A small tam comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the wheel area will be knit on double points or a circular needle in four colors, although never more than two in a round.
Techniques included in the workshop are: Knitting with a color in each hand, weaving yarns to reduce snagging, reading tam charts, knitting traditional peerie, border, and wheel patterns, and shaping and finishing of the tam. The class will end with a discussion on designing a tam.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.



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