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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
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.
Anne Berk was certified by TKGA as a Master Knitter in 2003. She has written patterns and
articles for many publications. Anne is also a Craftsy instructor, Interweave DVD instructor,
and teaches nationally on subjects ranging from Argyle socks to Zipper insertion into handknits. In 2014, Anne and her husband Bill (her partner in all things) self-published "Annetarsia
Knits" , a reference book for learning to knit intarsia flat or in the round, in stockinette or garter
stitch. The book includes workshops, a motif library, and 28 patterns for using the techniques.
Content is designed for knitters of all skill levels. Order an autographed copy at
www.annetarsia.com/book Anne is an optometrist in private practice with her husband in
Portland, Oregon, a distance runner, a beginning weaver, and if she is sitting, she is usually
STITCHES West 2019 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1041 Easy Intarsia Garter Stitch
Intarsia allows knitters to paint pictures on their knitting and control color, while making a single layer fabric. Have you ever wondered why intarsia is always done in stockinette? Intarsia garter stitch is tricky but a lot of fun to knit! Learn to break that rule, so the benefits of garter stitch (reversible fabric that does not curl, and row gauge that equals stitch gauge) can be incorporated into your intarsia designs.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
1040 Easy Inside Annetarsia: A New Approach to Intarsia Knitting
Expand your horizons to conquer non-stranded color knitting. No previous experience with intarsia is required! Learn ways to manage multiple yarns, to read colorwork charts, and to deal efficiently with the ends. You'll develop confidence as you link the yarns between sections and create a flat, single layer of stockinette where YOU control the color. You won't believe how easily you will knit motifs and produce professional results.
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm SOLD OUT
2064 Easy Perfect Edgings: Borders and Buttonholes
Adding an edging to a piece of fabric increases stability, as well as creating an opportunity for embellishment. Learn how to pick up stitches properly, so that the edging is firm, secure, and beautiful. Explore the best stitch patterns for edging a garment, and use I-cord to create both edging and buttonholes.
Friday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm SOLD OUT
2065 Easy Perfect Edgings: Zippers
Learn a four-step process which will give you a perfectly flat and secure zipped border every time! Knitted and crocheted fabric is flexible and sometimes fragile, and zippers are not. A properly inserted zipper will function beautifully without distorting your fabric. You decide whether it will be a design element or remain invisible.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
5241 No skills required Gauge Master Class
You know the importance of stitch gauge to manage the fit and size of a garment, but do you know how to gain and use that knowledge? This class will give you tips to efficiently knit and measure your gauge swatches to reveal their secrets for successful knitting results. Stitch, row, and yarn gauges will all be covered, using multiple weights of yarn and needles of different sizes. You will knit swatches and compare your results with classmates to see how gauge differs from knitter to knitter. Learn to use gauge to calculate the amount of yarn needed for any section of your project. Gauge mastery is fun, and you will be amazed at how much you will learn in the process of swatching!
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
1066 Intermediate Stranded/Fair Isle Knitting: Improve Your Efficiency
Working with 2 colors on the same row can seem slow and confusing. In this class, explore different methods of knitting with 2 yarns at once to find the best technique for you. While practicing, we will also explore color combinations and design elements that will allow you to customize your knitting and express your creativity.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6216 Advanced Bohus Knitting Techniques
The Bohus Knitting collective created a unique style in the 1960's using yoke construction, stranded knitting technique, and custom fingering-weight yarn in a merino-angora blend. Original sweaters have become collector's items, and modern knitters seek to emulate the rich colorwork and subtle shading achieved with the fine yarns and use of both knit and purl stitches in the stranded charts.
This class covers how to read and design charts in the Bohus style, how to strand with more than two yarns at a time, the merits of pullovers versus cardigans (to steek or not to steek?), what modern yarns are suitable for Bohus-style knitting, and buttonhole choices for cardigans.
We'll examine sweaters knit from original Bohus patterns and swatch a Bohus-style chart. This is not a history class, but it will give knitters the tools to navigate this challenging style with confidence.