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NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Elise Duvekot is a knitwear designer whose enthusiasm for novel techniques led to the stitch patterns presented in her book Knit One Below â€” One Stitch, Many Fabrics. Her inspiration comes from geometrical patterns and from the many beautiful colors and yarns that are available. The style of her work can best be described as traditional in workmanship, while modern in color and design.
Elise also divides her time between the Old World (The Netherlands) and the New World (Canada). In addition to knitting strands of various yarns together as a designer, she knits words of various languages together as a translator. Knitting and translating both provide ideal environments in which to be creative and productive.
STITCHES Midwest 2018 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
6010 Intermediate Columns of Color with Knit One Below
Would you like to learn a completely new stitch pattern? In this introduction to the knit-one-below technique, you will knit two colors horizontally, one at a time, and yet you will create vertical stripes on one side and an interesting, very different pattern on the reverse side. Make swatches with differing selvedges for various purposes as well as bind-offs that match your cast-ons.
This class will provide you with the skills you need to launch into a myriad of knit-one-below projects.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4019 Easy How do your Socks get Striped with Knit One Below?
Learn the knit-one-below technique as you make socks with stripes that are vertical rather than horizontal. The stretchy fabric hugs the foot, making it fit perfectly. Your sock will have an unusual heel and matching toe: all of these features add up to create a two-color sock that is a far cry from conventional socks.
Note: Must have experience making socks.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4072 Intermediate Beaded Bag with Knit One Below
Learn the knit-one-below technique as you complete this versatile project to add to your collection. Carry it as an elegant small purse, fill it with potpourri, or put it into your knitting basket and enjoy it on a daily basis as the ultimate yarn cozy. Beads are optional, and you can use a thicker yarn to make a larger bag.
Note: Must have experience with dpns.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6011 Intermediate Columns of Cables with Knit One Below
Do you love cables and want to break new ground? This class will introduce you to the knit-one-below technique and show how to incorporate a variety of two-color cables into a background of Knit One Below. These cables can be combined to form traveling stitches in multi-directional patterns that look like nothing you've seen before.
Note: Must have experience working cables.