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Beth Brown-Reinsel
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for 30 years. Her book,Knitting Ganseys, has been deemed a classic and the new, revised, and expanded edition was released in July 2018. She has completed three DVDs: Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel, Color Stranded Knitting Techniques, and Sanquhar Gloves and a Craftsy class on Swedish Twined Knitting. She loves to prowl the storage section of museums around the world to look at old knitted things for inspiration for her patterns and classes which are well known for the tiny sampler sweater projects which teach technique within the context of a garment. Her articles and designs have appeared in all the major magazines. She continues to design for her own pattern line. She lives in Vermont and loves New England winters!

For more about Beth, go to www.KnittingTraditions.com.



STITCHES Salt Lake 2019 Classes
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Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5025 Advanced Stranding Techniques for Color Knitting Become proficient in your two-color technique working on the right side and the wrong side of the work in this class. Learn the Norwegian Purl and how it will enable you to purl on the wrong side in two colors with ease! Working with two yarns in the right hand, one yarn in each hand, and two yarns in the left hand are covered in this class as well as how to purl on the wrong side in each of those styles. Corrugated Ribbing will also be included. Weaving (or catching) the yarns will be demonstrated for each knitting style.

Note: The ability to knit in two colors in any style is helpful but not mandatory.
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5074 Intermediate Gansey Techniques Discover the history, construction techniques, and design details of the British Gansey - a beautiful 19th century fisherman's garment. Make a mini-pullover while learning the traditional techniques: Channel Island cast-on, split welts, stitch patterns, underarm gussets, shoulder straps, and picked-up sleeves.

Note: Must be proficient with double pointed needles or 2 circulars.
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5005 Intermediate The Norwegian Purl The Norwegian Purl, a variation of the conventional Continental purl, is noted for its superior tension control, and ease of execution. The yarn always stays behind the work, making ribbing a breeze and two-color textured knitting a pleasure. A swatch will be knitted in class to practice this technique and its applications: Proper tensioning of the yarn, the conventional Continental purl, and knit stitches, the Norwegian purl, purl garter stitch, ribbing with the Norwegian purl on the right side and on the wrong side, the Scandinavian method of working with two yarns in the left hand (knitting, purling, and weaving the floats) on the right side and the wrong side of the work, as well as corrugated ribbing on the right side and the wrong side of the work.

Note: It is helpful to have the ability to knit Continental (working yarn in the left hand).

Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
4043 Intermediate Fair Isle Tams This Fair Isle class is for knitters who would like to venture into two-color knitting but haven't had the chance. A small tam comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the wheel area will be knit on double points or a circular needle in four colors, although never more than two in a round.

Techniques included in the workshop are: Knitting with a color in each hand, weaving yarns to reduce snagging, reading tam charts, knitting traditional peerie, border, and wheel patterns, and shaping and finishing of the tam. The class will end with a discussion on designing a tam.

Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.