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Cindy Craig
Cindy learned to knit while chaperoning Girl Scouts in Norway. As a self-professed knitting geek, she enjoys exploring the technical side of knitting and tinkering with new skills, stitch patterns, knitting patterns, and concepts. Cindy has been teaching professionally in yarn shops, guild events, and knitting shows for more than 10 years. She is the author of The Kids Knitting Notebook and has designs published in Knitter's Magazine, Knitting Today, and Red Heart, in addition to many self-published patterns.



Cindy is the manager of The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint where she loves helping students learn to knit or crochet  and is very skilled at getting students unstuck. She knits everywhere she goes and frequently answers knitting questions on the sidelines of the soccer field, at PTA meetings, or at Scouting events.



STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2016 Intermediate Seams Made Simple The seams of your garment provide structure and showcase your overall knitting skills. Good seams improve the look of any project. Learn to identify your stitches and rows so you can execute precise seaming techniques. You'll also learn to do perfect shoulder seams, invisible side seams, and sleeve seams.
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
6224 Easy Mosaic Madness Mosaic knitting is a great way to jump into 2-color knitting or using one color per pair of rows. Simple stripes become so much more with the addition of slip-stitches. Here's a chance to expand your color work skills. We will explore the concept of mosaic knitting as well as a little history. Students will be exposed to mosaic charts for knitting and use the chart to begin a mosaic cowl.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     CANCELED
5060 Intermediate Knit Fix Let's face it. We all have a favorite garment or socks that we have just about worn out but can't bear to part with, don't throw it out, let's salvage it for a few more seasons! We will work on repairing holes that result from different problems. We will practice in stockinette stitch and ribbing. This class will increase your understanding of how knit and purl stitches are created and how they relate to each other when mixed in a row.



STITCHES West 2018 Market Session Classes
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Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TT6 No skills required Knitted Miters Basic knitting skills such as casting on, picking up, and decreasing, combined with color and texture, create endless possibilities. Mitered knitting can become squares, rectangles, diamonds, or strips and is the foundation of some of today’s best designs. You will learn to make a basic square, to join squares as you go, and to build the squares into a project. You will also receive a pattern for a Kindle or iPad cover and begin the project in class.
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
TT25 Basic Magical Reversible Cables I love when my scarves don't have a wrong side. You'll learn to make a cable that looks the same on both sides. It is perfect for scarves and other applications where both sides are showing. You should already be familiar with cables before taking this class.
Materials: #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in a light color, appropriately sized knitting needles, cable needle.
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT13 Basic Invisible Joins — Well Nearly Invisible Joining yarn in the middle of the row can be frustrating if the join is noticeable. This class will do the Russian braided, and the knotted joins. Learn which join to do based on the fiber content of your yarn. Your next project will fly because you can't wait to get to the end of the ball to try your new skills.
Please bring 5 yards each of two colors #4 (worsted-weight) WOOL yarn, 5 yards each of two colors #4 (worsted-weight) COTTON yarn; tapestry needle.
Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
FF5 Easy Blocking 101 Blocking is one of the final steps that transforms your knit or crochet piece into a work of art. In this class you will learn when and how to wet block, steam block, and spray block. You will learn about different fibers and which blocking method is best suited for each. You will also learn about some of the tools used including blocking wires, boards, and pins. Discussion will also cover the importance of blocking your swatch.
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am
SP2 No skills required Entrelac Intro French for 'interlaced,' entrelac is recognized by its characteristic basketweave appearance. Learn how to make the basic units of left and right rectangles, linking them together in tiers worked back and forth across the fabric. You will learn some of the knitting lingo specific to entrelac such as LR and RR. Included in this class is a pattern for an entrelac scarf that you will begin.
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
CR12 Basic Tunisian Crochet A cross between knitting and crochet, this fabric looks woven. Let's play with some stitches while making a business card holder.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TT18 Basic Uh, Oh! Fixing Mistakes All knitters make mistakes. It can be so frustrating when you can't fix them yourself; often you just rip out and start over. We'll focus on the most common skills that help you avoid needless ripping: picking up dropped stitches, correcting mistakes a few rows back, and understanding the difference between ripping back and un-knitting. Soon you can relax when an 'oops' comes along.
Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TT23 Basic Charts Can Be Your Friends Don't let a chart scare you. Many knitters prefer working from charts instead of written directions. Once you get the hang of them, charts can make knitting a lot easier. In this class you will learn the basic symbols, the basic rules for chart reading, and some tricks that make it easy. We'll practice knitting from a simple chart while making a cozy for your coffee cup (or soda can).
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
CR12 Basic Tunisian Crochet A cross between knitting and crochet, this fabric looks woven. Let's play with some stitches while making a business card holder.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
FF5 Easy Blocking 101 Blocking is one of the final steps that transforms your knit or crochet piece into a work of art. In this class you will learn when and how to wet block, steam block, and spray block. You will learn about different fibers and which blocking method is best suited for each. You will also learn about some of the tools used including blocking wires, boards, and pins. Discussion will also cover the importance of blocking your swatch.
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