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Laura Barker
Laura is a life-long knitter and former engineer and math teacher. She enjoys combining all the best of her experience in her favorite career, knitting design and education. Her designs feature innovative construction with clear instruction. She is the author of Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner, and has published patterns in Knitter's Magazine, Knitty, Knit Edge Magazine and on Ravelry. Her work may also be found at www.CathedralKnits.com and on Ravelry and FB as Cathedral Knits. She is a founder of the Capitol Hill Knitting Guild.

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STITCHES United 2019 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5388 Easy German Short Rows; Eins, Zwei, Drei German short rows involve no wraps, pins, or other accessories. At the short-row turn, we create a double stitch. This double stitch is visibly bigger than the surrounding stitches, but when worked in a subsequent row,it is transformed, filling the short-row gap beautifully on the front and back of your work. Class will also cover places to use German short rows, how they compare to other short-row methods, and how to substitute them in patterns. Finally, you'll learn how to fix a double stitch that goes rogue.
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1089 Intermediate Shorty the Short-row Bear Shorty is a colorful 4" teddy bear which uses German short rows to create a big round tummy, a bottom so the bear can sit, no-sew ears, pointed toes, curved arms, and contrasting colored pads on the hands and feet. The body is worked sideways then stitches are picked up to add the appendages. This miniature (baby bear) version, can be mostly completed in class, using approximately 5g of each of 5 colors of yarn found in a mini pack (or 25g of a single color). The class handout includes instructions for the mama bear (9"), using the remainder of the mini pack, and the papa bear (11") with a second mini pack.

Note: Prior experience with short rows (not necessarily German) is recommended.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4122 Easy Rising Tides Mini The Rising Tides scarf graced the cover of Knitter's Magazine 125, Winter 2016. Although it looks like a complicated series of waves, it is the result of repeating short rows across the length. You will create a mini version to learn the crochet cast-on, and the T&DS (turn and double stitch) short row, sometimes known as a German short row.
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1089 Intermediate Shorty the Short-row Bear Shorty is a colorful 4" teddy bear which uses German short rows to create a big round tummy, a bottom so the bear can sit, no-sew ears, pointed toes, curved arms, and contrasting colored pads on the hands and feet. The body is worked sideways then stitches are picked up to add the appendages. This miniature (baby bear) version, can be mostly completed in class, using approximately 5g of each of 5 colors of yarn found in a mini pack (or 25g of a single color). The class handout includes instructions for the mama bear (9"), using the remainder of the mini pack, and the papa bear (11") with a second mini pack.

Note: Prior experience with short rows (not necessarily German) is recommended.