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Xandy Peters
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for her Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production. She has since made a career out of knitting, publishing new patterns monthly and teaching workshops across the country.

For more about Xandy, go to xandypeters.com.



STITCHES United 2018 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4125 Advanced Simple Stacked Scarf Students will learn the basics of knitting with stacked stitches. Stacked stitches are increase and decrease techniques used to create vertical movement within a row. They create unusual shapes in knitting and extremely wavy, striped colorwork without strands on the wrong side of the fabric.

After an introduction to the basic principles of the technique, we will cast on a scarf or swatch and discover how each row of stitches fits together to form a flat fabric. We will learn how to move markers to keep track of stitch count and learn to fix mistakes.

Patterns will be provided.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4126 Advanced Learning Stacked Stitches with the Leaf and Star The Leaf and the Star are two fun ornaments demonstrate different ways to use stacked stitches in small projects. Stacked stitches are increase and decrease techniques used to create vertical movement within a row. They create unusual shapes in knitting and extremely wavy striped colorwork without strands on the wrong side of the piece.You will leave the class with the confidence to move on to larger and more complex stacked stitch projects such as the Fox Paws wrap.
Note: Patterns will be provided.
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5023 Advanced Fox Paw Technique Want to learn the secret to knitting Fox Paws? The real secret is that it's not a difficult pattern once you get the basics of stacking stitches down. Xandy uses this increase-and-decrease technique to create vertical movement within a row. Unusual shapes result forming extreme waves within striped colorwork - without strands on the wrong side of the piece. In the morning, we will learn the stacked stitch technique with some cool swatches. Then in the afternoon, we will pick our color order and cast on a swatch of the Fox Paw motif. You'll learn to read your knitting and troubleshoot your work to fix mistakes. You'll also learn a trick for weaving in loose ends as you knit, saving you from sewing loose ends later.
Note: Patterns will be provided.
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Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
5023 Advanced Fox Paw Technique Want to learn the secret to knitting Fox Paws? The real secret is that it's not a difficult pattern once you get the basics of stacking stitches down. Xandy uses this increase-and-decrease technique to create vertical movement within a row. Unusual shapes result forming extreme waves within striped colorwork - without strands on the wrong side of the piece. In the morning, we will learn the stacked stitch technique with some cool swatches. Then in the afternoon, we will pick our color order and cast on a swatch of the Fox Paw motif. You'll learn to read your knitting and troubleshoot your work to fix mistakes. You'll also learn a trick for weaving in loose ends as you knit, saving you from sewing loose ends later.
Note: Patterns will be provided.



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