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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.
Lily M Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for over 25 years, as a designer, instructor and author of 8 books on knitting and crochet. She has created looks for the New York Fashion Week runway collections of designers Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, and Isaac Mizrahi; and her work has been on the backs of celebrities and supermodels.
Lily was named a Master Knitter by Vogue Knitting and is regularly cited in media across the U.S., including the Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, CBS Morning News, CNN, HGTV and more.
Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13.
STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5247 Intermediate Knit-in, No-sew Pockets
Women never have enough pockets if any at all. Furthermore, most knitters avoid seaming like the plague. Learn this innovative and revolutionary way of applying inset pockets to any garment or accessory as it is being worked. Work up a miniature sample in class. Plan placements perfectly beforehand. Never lose a cell phone or scrounge around for lipstick or a tissue ever again.
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8086 Intermediate Easy, Effective Crochet Edgings
Have problems trimming your projects without puckers or ripples? Want more ideas for some trims? Trims put a "frame" around any project so this finishing touch is that final touch that can take something from home-made to hand-made. Get the skinny on some interesting, new and different ways to dress up all kinds of crochet. There is no need to go through contortions for fancy-schmancy intricacies that can overwhelm a project. There is no need for really large stitch multiples for huge pattern repeats. These are fun and simple, yet accessible.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5171 No skills required Giving You the Slip
Most of the time, we think of slipped stitches in color, forming patterns know as Mosaic Knitting. Yet slipped stitches can also yield effects in texture as well. Explore single color slip stitching for raised surface interest. Slipped stitches can also neaten the side edges of the knitting. See how versatile this little action is. Sample several swatches and see the slipped stitch in action.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8084 Intermediate Join-as-You-Go Crochet
Most crocheters avoid seaming like the plague. When working motifs such as granny squares, the sewing seems daunting. Learn how to join as you go for many situations. Join a new piece to the left, to the right, to the top or the bottom of an existing piece.
Command of basic crochet skills is required.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT
5231 Intermediate The Savvy Pick-up
Many Knitters have trouble picking up stitches from an existing knit piece. How many stitches do you pick up? Where do you pick up? Learn simple solutions for easing around curves. Make smoother transitions from cast on edges. See how picking up stitches ahead of time can even aid seaming! Even get an idea for creative uses of picking up after the fact within the fabric.
In class we will work a multiple of short rows methods, including garter, Japanese and German short rows, discovering which one is best suited to your tension and/or project. We will also learn ways to sneak short rows into your knitting with surprising results.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SOLD OUT
5007 Easy Tips and Tricks with Lily
Learn Lily's secrets to make your knitting life easier: join a cast-on for circular knitting without adding twist, start a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing the first stitch, attach knit pieces as you work, work a circular bind-off on the neck so the beginning and end are imperceptible, and weave in ends that are too short for a darning needle. Leave class with lots of small 'fix-its' and a new eye for knitting details.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8083 Intermediate Double-Ended, Circular Tunisian Tapestry
Learn this fascinatingly new technique of creating a moire effect in crochet. Create projects without seams. Make pictures or motifs in two colors without stranding. This is a ground-breaking way of using Tunisian crochet employing a short, double-ended hook.
Command of basic crochet skills is required.