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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.
Teaching and knitting are passions for Harry. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue knitting fulltime. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience. He managed the Northcoast Knittery in Eureka, CA from 2010-2017 and enjoys designing, including publishing patterns in magazines and on Ravelry. His design aesthetic emphasizes texture and linear flow. He designs mainly with men in mind, but his accessories almost always end up being unisex in appeal.
STITCHES West 2019 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1197 Easy Addictive Argyle! Hat Class
Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but mystified about how to knit them? You will learn the classic technique of knitting the Argyle flat, and a nearly invisible seaming method that is not bulky. Harry teaches a traditional argyle pattern on his hat design and will cover the mathematics to figure out your own variations based on different gauges.
Note: You must be able to cast-on (long-tail cast-on preferable) and work knit, purl, K2tog, and SSK without assistance.Â
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
5305 Easy Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting
Slip-stitch knits can boast amazing colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with multiple colors in a row! Stunning results such as intricate mosaic designs, textural colorwork like houndstooth, and more are in your future. Along with the basic technique, learn to predict when combinations of variegated and solid color yarn work together and when they will not, how charts are written and read differently for mosaics. Practical tips about navigating the technique and advice regarding the best uses for mosaic knitting are included. Once you learn the technique, and as time permits, you will begin a hat or a scarf (your choice) designed by the instructor, or use the reference books to chart your own mosaic pattern onto a scarf.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4006 Intermediate Addictive Argyle! (and Other Retro Designs): Sock
Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but mystified about how to accomplish them? In this workshop, you will learn the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat, and a seaming method that makes the seams nearly invisible and not bulky. Each stage of the construction of an argyle sock will be covered, which is both similar and different to the traditional top down heel flap sock. Also covered will be how to chart your own Argyle patterns for different gauges, very cool retro and contemporary variations on Argyle, other intarsia retro sock designs, and designing with Argyle patterns in garments and accessories.
Note: Prerequisite Skill Level: Participants must be able to cast on (long tail cast-on preferable) and work knit, purl, K2 tog, and SSK without assistance. Also must have experience and be able to knit in the round with double points without assistance. Knowledge of top down sock design with basic heel flap technique will be helpful, but not necessary; pattern will be written in detail to accomplish the design.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5061 Easy Stunning Colorwork the Easy Way: Knit one Below
Want amazing looking colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with multiple colors in a row? You can have it with the Knit One Below technique. It requires knitting with only one color per row. Our focus will be on making vertical stripes easily as we follow step-by-step instructions. We'll start with simple swatches and as time permits, continue with hands-on work in the creation of a hemmed cowl or scarf (flat or tubular).