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NO SKILLS REQUIRED Absolutely no experience necessary. Valuable for all levels of the craft.
EASY Participants with basic skills.
INTERMEDIATE Participants have solid basic skills.
ADVANCED Participants have solid skills and experience in the craft, ready to explore or refine.
Jill Bigelow Suttell
Jill learned to knit at 10 years of age. After a 'teen years' break, she re-learned and has been knitting with a passion ever since. The first sweater she knit, she modified, and the next was her own design.
Five years as a yarn shop owner gave her a passion for teaching as well as designing. Jill has been an instructor at STITCHES events, Knitter's Day Out, Knitter's Connection, Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet
Show, and many shops. Her designs can be found in Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, and Knitty. She is co-author of A Knitter's Gallery of Mitered Squares: 45 Unique Designs in Color, Texture and Lace.
For more about Jill, go to b-ewe-tiful.com
STITCHES Midwest 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1068 Advanced Color Play
Ready for the ultimate knitting challenge? Letâ€™s try combining stranded (Fair Isle) and Intarsia color techniques. The key is learning to work Fair Isle from the â€˜wrongâ€™ side. Class will cover: Fair Isle basics, Intarsia basics, knitting left to right, working with yarn in both hands. Also included are tips and tricks to avoid holes, minimize tangles and slip stitches.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3132 Intermediate Customizing Your Mitered Squares
Expand your knowledge of mitered squares. Add color for a stash-busting project, lace for an airy shawl, texture for depth or a combination of the three. We will discuss re-sizing of squares, different ways of picking up stitches, using multiple-sized squares, and different ways of building squares upon one another.
Note: Mitered square experience necessary.
STITCHES Midwest 2018 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CC8 Easy Getting Started: Mosaic Knitting
Learn to knit with color without the fuss of having to use bobbins or carry more than one color throughout the row. You can create some beautiful patterns using Mosaic Knitting, both in garter and stockinette stitch. In this class we will knit a cuff for take-out coffee cups. Must be able to knit and purl.
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT28 Easy Short-row Heels for Any Sock
Short-row heels are most often found on commercially made socks. This heel can be used on toe-up or cuff-down construction. Refresh your skills or learn new ones in an hour!
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT8 Basic Knitting in Both Directions
Knitting in both directions allows the knitter to see the right side of the work at all times. Since there's no need to turn the work, you save time and effort, especially when working bobbles or entrelac. Learn the basics of knitting and purling when working a row from left to right and ways to work this technique into your everyday knitting.
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm SOLD OUT
CC2 Easy Double Knit in Color
Double knitting in color creates a two-sided, double-thick fabric with an image on one side and the exact negative of the image on the other side. In class, we will learn the basic steps and get started on a coaster-sized sample with a simple motif. This will require concentration and experience in reading patterns and instructions comfortably.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FF3 Basic Forget that "Darn"ing Needle for Knit Hems
Learn how to hem garments without the fuss of sewing with that "darn" tapestry needle. The knit hem works on either the cast-on or bind-off edge, and Jim will show different ways todo it so you can choose the technique that works best for the garment. Bring double point, straight or circular needles in size US 7, and a ball of classic worsted-weight yarn in a pastel color.Â
Comfort with knit, purl, yarn over stitches, as well as picking up stitches and a 3-needle bind off required.
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT58 Easy Can't Face Lace?
Knitting lace can be intimidating for beginners and some more experienced knitters. Spend an hour trying out the basics of lace â€” yarn-over/decrease combinations, the correct needle choice, and the importance of blocking.