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Xandy Peters
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for her Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production. She has since made a career out of knitting, publishing new patterns monthly and teaching workshops across the country.

For more about Xandy, go to xandypeters.com.



STITCHES Midwest 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
5023 Advanced Fox Paw Technique

In this class you’ll learn the basics of knitting with stacked-stitches and begin a Fox Paws Wrap. The real secret is that it's not a difficult pattern once you get the basics of stacking stitches down.

This increase-and-decrease technique creates vertical movement within a row. Unusual shapes result, forming extreme waves within striped colorwork – without strands on the wrong side of the piece. 


First we'll learn the stacking technique by swatching in an easy pattern. After all this hard work, we'll take a coloring break to explore color choices and plan the color order.

 

In the afternoon, we will start our Fox Paw swatches. While testing yarn and color choices, we'll also learn ways to read our knitting and fix any problems that might arise at home.


Note: Patterns will be provided.

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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
4125 Intermediate Simple Stacked Scarf Students will learn the basics of knitting with stacked stitches. Stacked stitches are increase and decrease techniques used to create vertical movement within a row. They create unusual shapes in knitting and extremely wavy, striped colorwork without strands on the wrong side of the fabric.

After an introduction to the basic principles of the technique, we will cast on a scarf or swatch and discover how each row of stitches fits together to form a flat fabric. We will learn how to move markers to keep track of stitch count and learn to fix mistakes.

Patterns will be provided.
NEW
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm     SOLD OUT
5023 Advanced Fox Paw Technique

In this class you’ll learn the basics of knitting with stacked-stitches and begin a Fox Paws Wrap. The real secret is that it's not a difficult pattern once you get the basics of stacking stitches down.

This increase-and-decrease technique creates vertical movement within a row. Unusual shapes result, forming extreme waves within striped colorwork – without strands on the wrong side of the piece. 


First we'll learn the stacking technique by swatching in an easy pattern. After all this hard work, we'll take a coloring break to explore color choices and plan the color order.

 

In the afternoon, we will start our Fox Paw swatches. While testing yarn and color choices, we'll also learn ways to read our knitting and fix any problems that might arise at home.


Note: Patterns will be provided.