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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.
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.
For more about Barry, go to trendsetteryarns.com
STITCHES United 2018 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3014 Intermediate Top Down and All Around
Learn the basic techniques for knitting from the top down. We will jump right in and start working on a small garment and during the 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.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3120 Intermediate It's a Swing Thing
Take a regular sweater or jacket pattern and add swing by means of short rows or increase/decrease shaping. Learn the different methods for doing this and how the placement and choice of the shaping can make all the difference. We will experiment with different stitch patterns, style choices, and fashion options, so it will be clear how to make this work on the garments you create. Lots of finished projects will be in class to show how it all works. This is a great hands-on class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8070 Easy Tunisian Crochet from Beginning to End
This class will take you through all of the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet. We'll begin with yarn selection, proceed to changing directions, and explore variations from there. We will look at accessories for the home, wearable garments, and different styles of Tunisian Crochet and how they will fit into your future.
Must have a good command of basic crochet skills.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
6014 Intermediate Style with a Twist
Knitting is a combination of yarn and stitch, but the 2 do not always come together well. We will work with classic, textured, and hand-dyed yarns as we make small samples of sweaters and designs that will bring it all together. This class is for knitters who want to be more involved in the design process and use different yarns for their favorite sweaters. See how easy it is to go from average to fantastic.
Materials fee: $5 for yarn assortment.