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Friday 10/12/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10/13/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 10/14/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Anna Zilboorg

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Anna’s Panels: design-as-you-go construction (Shared Room Full Payment) with Anna Zilboorg
Most sweaters are made with a front, a back, and two sleeves. Anna’s workshop explores sweater-making and design possibilities in a new light—panel construction—where front and back panels attach to side panels as you knit. Little or no sewing is required.

The center panels can be worked with no shaping; we leave that for those side panels. This restores pleasure to the process, makes it easy to fit individual body shapes, and adds slimming lines to the sweater if you like. Let it be clear: this method is fine for simple, straightforward, everyday sweaters in one color. But once you imagine the panels in different colors, textures, and stitches, the possibilities explode.

Best of all in this “ultimate procrastinator’s method,” you can design as you go. There’s no need to know what the sleeves will be before you make the body or what the top will be before you make the bottom. You can change your plan throughout the process.

So come to Coeur D’Alene, bring several balls of your favorite yarns and colors, and get started. We’ll practice the construction techniques, cover various style possibilities, then explore less familiar stitches that are particularly useful for panels and strips— twisted traveling stitches worked flat, two-handed stranded worked backwards, and clusters made on the fly.

Panel sweaters can reveal their heritage in multi-hues, assorted textures, stacked patterns, or opposed gradations— characteristics visible in many of the sweaters Anna Zilboorg made for Splendid Apparel—or they can keep their secrets hidden. You decide.

_Yarn that you want to make into a sweater or a vest—one color or many. Also some extra yarn of the same weight with which to practice stitches.
_A circular needle, 24” or longer, in the appropriate size for your yarn. DPNs in the same size. Also bring a set of the same needles in a size larger and a size smaller.
_Any stitch patterns that you may want to try out.
_Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes