The STITCHES East 2008 Class Brochure

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					 Knitting
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       STITCHES
          should be, too!




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       TRACy PETERSEN
       STITCHES DIrECTor

         Join us for STITCHES                          Sometimes it all starts with the yarn!
             East 2008, four
             action-packed days                        You love that YUMMY new blend, that
           filled with everything                      vivid colorway—But it’s sock yarn!
       you ever wanted to
       know about knitting! Be                         Maybe you’ve knit all the socks you and your friends
       a part of the excitement
       as knitters gather from                         and your friends’ friends will ever need. Maybe you
       across the country and                          will never knit a sock. Don’t fear. Join our design
       around the world.
                                                       experts Thursday morning for irresistible ways
       See you in
       Baltimore, MD                                   to use those fine yarns in not-so-fine accessories,
                                                       garments, and home dec—all your knitting.




                                                      beyond
                                              SoX        Design
                           No, we are not asking you to rip out your socks
                           so you can knit a sweater. Instead, our five guest
                                                                              Challenge

                           designers show you how to use sock yarns—
                           alone or in combination—in innovative,
                           non-sock designs.
                           Join us Opening Day, Thursday, November 6th
                           as they challenge you to think—and knit—
                           BEYOND SOX.




Colinette Sansbury          Kristin Nicholas           Elise Duvekot              Gwen Bortner          Betsy Hershberg
of Colinette Yarns          author of Kristin Knits    author of Knit One Below   of Knitability, LLC   jewelry designer and knitter
SPECIaL Events
Fashion Show
friday                                       THurSDay November 6
See the best of                                Opening Day Spotlight —Beyond SOX 10:00am-12pm
STITCHES Market                                   Opening Day Luncheon 12:00pm–1:00pm
live on stage. This                                  Afternoon Classes 1:30pm–4:30pm
exciting runway show                                     The Japanese Innovators 2:00pm–4:00pmNE
                                                                                                W
comes complete with                                     NEW
                                                       TIME The Market Preview 5:00pm–8:00pm
fabulous door prizes!
                                                               Focus on SOX with Cat Bordhi NEW
                                                                 7:30pm–9:30pm
   Student Banquet                                              NEW
                                                               TIME Student Mixer 8:00pm
   saTurday                                                            KnitU Meeting 8:30pm
   This is what STITCHES is all
   about—knitters and their                                                FrIDay November 7
   knitting. Be inspired as                                                  Morning Classes 8:30am–11:30am
   attendees share their best.                                                The Market 10:00am–6:00pm
   Visit with fellow knitters, show off your favorite
                                                                               Afternoon Classes 1:30pm–4:30pm
   piece, and win fabulous door prizes! Maybe the
                                                                                 Fashion Show 6:30pm
   Grand Prize Works Package!
                                                                                   Dinner 8:00pm

         Beyond SOX Design Challenge                                                 SaTurDay November 8
         Thursday 10:00am–12:00 noon                                                  Morning Classes
                                                                                      8:30am–11:30am
           The Japanese Innovators                                                     The Market
           with Gayle Roehm                                                             10:00am–6:00pm
           Thursday 2:00Pm–4:00Pm                                                        Style Show Preview
                                                                                         12:00 noon
           A slide show of sweaters from Japan introduces you to
           creative designs and unusual designers. No technique, no                       Afternoon Classes
                                                                                           1:30pm–4:30pm
           homework, just inspiration and eye candy.
                                                                                            Student Banquet 6:30pm
                   Focus on SOX with Cat Bordhi                                             SuNDay November 9
                   Thursday 7:30Pm–9:30Pm
                   Take a look at the architecture of socks. Discover new                   Morning Classes
                                                                                             8:30am–11:30am
                   and creative ways to build innovative sock shapes.
                                                                                             The Market
                                                                                              10:00am–4:00pm
                        Think Outside the SOX                                                 Afternoon Classes
                        Find classes on page 18.                                              1:30pm–4:30pm
                        Look for SOX logo on pages 14-15.



                              STITCHES Classes
                              The amazing array of classes and teachers covers almost
                              every knitting topic and all skill levels. Take a single
                              class, 3 full days, or anything in between. The weekend
                              is jam-packed with new ideas, challenging techniques,
                              and fun projects.
               STITCHES
    Classes
     Color & creativity
     DEVELOP yOUR COLOR IDENTITy CONFIDENCE!
                                                             115-6 M Color for Knitters Laura Bryant
                                                             SAT ALL If you question your ability to use colors
     LEARN TECHNIqUES TO USE COLOR TO ITS BEST               together, this class is for you. Learn to evaluate
     ADVANTAGE. STRETCH yOUR CREATIVITy TO COLOR             colors, where they fit into your scheme, and how
     OUTSIDE THE LINES.                                      to use seemingly unrelated colors together. Achieve
                                                             more confidence with color and leave understanding
         103-6 M Crayon Box Jacket Chris Bylsma              Laura’s favorite axiom: you don’t get WOW by doing
     THU PM/FRI AM Unleash your creativity as you            the expected! Materials fee: $5 for yarns.
     learn to knit a one-of-a-kind designer jacket in an
     endless combination of colors, fibers, textures, and    116-3 M Multi-Directional Scarves JC
     yarn weights using the mitered square technique.        Briar SUN AM Turn variegated yarn into striking
                                                             scarves with this new form of multi-directional
         106-3 M Intarsia Without Fear Edie                  knitting. Learn to form triangles and diamonds
     Eckman SUN AM Many knitters fear patterns with          from a continuous length of yarn, and to join them
     blocks of color. Intarsia and duplicate stitch will     together without sewing any seams or picking up
     be conquered in this hands-on class. Learn when         any stitches.
     to choose the Intarsia method vs. Fair Isle, how to
     avoid holes, how to handle multiple colors in a row,
                                                             117-6 E Colors in Knitting Vivian Hoxbro SUN
                                                             ALL Play with Vivian's colors and learn how to put
     and what to do with all those ends.
                                                             colors together. There will be a slideshow and you
     107-3 M Experiment with Color and Fair                  will knit a fun sample swatch. Materials fee: $15
     Isle Fiona Ellis SUN PM Working with color can          for yarns.
     be so much fun! And dreaming up your own
     color story is very rewarding. In this workshop we
                                                             118-6 M Intarsia: An Introduction to a
                                                             World of Color Jane Slicer-Smith THU PM/FRI
     will look at color theory and apply it to knitting.
                                                             AM Join Jane in her world of color, as she guides
     Experiment to see what happens when you
                                                             you through the basics of simple Intarsia and Fair
     introduce a new color palette to a tried and tested
                                                             Isle, reading graphs, reading your knitting, joining
     pattern. For students who are unsure of how to
                                                             colors and tidy ends. Jane will talk about proportion
     work two colors of yarn in the Fair Isle method,
                                                             and color balance within a design, as well as her use
     instruction will be given.
                                                             of swing and drape when designing.
     108-6 E Color Dazzle with Common Yarns                  119-3 E Seveness Knitting Suzann Thompson
     Ruth Lantz SAT ALL Use the same smooth yarn in
                                                             SUN PM Suzann's Sensational Similar Shade Scrap
     many colors to achieve delightful textures and color
                                                             Stripe System (sevens') uses your leftover yarns to
     patterns. Simple stitch and row repeats make for a
                                                             make subtly beautiful color combinations. Knit
     fast learning experience. Next comes color theory
                                                             a sample using random color-change methods.
     that will help achieve a fabric you will want to make
                                                             Measure for an overall gauge, and then learn how to
     into your favorite garment. Great for jackets, coats,
                                                             use the Seveness technique in any printed pattern.
     blankets, pillows and sweaters.




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     111-3 E Intarsia Basics Nancie Wiseman
     SUN PM Learn the basics of Intarsia, from drawing
     the chart, to knitting the garments, to weaving                              Find more images
     in the ends. Gain tips and tricks for working with                 online of classes listed with
     bobbins and making Intarsia charts easier to read                 a camera!
     and follow.
                                                                       Unless otherwise noted, you
     114-3 E Dorset Buttons Maureen Mason-                           should know the basics:
     Jamieson THU PM A button for every sweater!                    casting on, binding off, how
     Explore the fascinating history of dorset buttons as
     you create a 3-color sample in class. Learn alternate
                                                                    to knit & purl, and how to
     styles for I-color and openwork buttons, how to                  increase & decrease.
     use variegated and fancy yarns, and how to choose
     colors for spectacular results. Tips on adding beads
     and found objects to make your own button designs.

    120-3 E The Joy of Color Kristin Nicholas THU PM
    Are you afraid of using two different colors in your knits?
    Do you tremble when you need to pick out multiple colors           SKIll lEvEl
    for a knitting project? Do you have multi-color projects
    that just weren't the success you thought they would be?           New knitter N you should know the basics: casting on, binding
    Put your color fears away for a fun couple of hours learning           off, how to knit and purl.




s
    how to work with color in your knitwear. Through a fun             Easy E      you should know the basics, how to increase and decrease,
    slide show, you will learn how to develop your own color                  and have made at least one garment.
    sense and where to find your own color inspiration.
                                                                       Intermediate M             you should have worked with a few stitch
    121-3 E Creative Embroidery for Knits Kristin                             patterns and should be familiar with basic garment shaping.
    Nicholas FRI AM Embroidery with a tapestry needle                  Advanced A             you should have made several garments in
    and knitting yarn is a fabulous way to add excitement                     various stitch patterns and should be comfortable making
    and interest to any piece of knitting. Learn stitches that                minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging
    work beautifully on handknits. Learn duplicate stitch and                 for thinking knitters.
    ten free-form embroidery stitches which will add new
    dimensions to your knitting.
    122-3 E The Edge of Color Kristin Nicholas FRI PM
    Colorful edgings are easy ways to transform basic                 203-3 M The Joy of Finishing Chris Bylsma
    Stockinette stitch projects into something fabulous with          FRI PM Learn the joy of sleeked shoulder lines, invisible
    little time and effort. you'll learn several different colorful   seams, picking up the perfect number of stitches without
    stitches to make sculpted, ribbed, loopy and sturdy edging        counting, beautiful buttonholes, ‘shortening’ sleeves,
    on hats, mittens, pullovers, and cardigans. you'll also learn     taming sleeveless armholes, and other touches. If it is
    some closure ideas including looped button loops and how          worth knitting, it is worth finishing beautifully.
    to sew in a separate zipper.
                                                                      204-3 M Not Over 'till It’s Finished Edie Eckman
    123-3 M Multi-Directional Colors Colinette Sansbury               FRI AM Unhappy with the results of your finished
    THU PM Use colors to create a piece of work but knitting          garments? Learn the steps to take, from the moment you
    in all directions. Use examples of Italian frescoes by Giotto     pick up the needles until the sweater is worn, to make
    and Piero della Francesca. Colinette will show you how            your garment look ‘handcrafted’ not ‘homemade.’ Tackle
    to compose a color palette that will make easy work of            planning ahead, picking up stitches, blocking, sewing
    choosing colors for a knitted project.                            seams, weaving ends, and other helpful tips.
    124-3 M Multi-Directional Colors Colinette Sansbury               205-3 E Superb Seams Margaret Fisher THU PM
    FRI PM Use colors to create a piece of work but knitting in       Focus on one of the most important finishing steps—
    all directions. Use examples of Italian frescoes by Giotto        seams. Master the basic joining techniques that make
    and Piero della Francesca. Colinette will show you how            seams look flat and smooth. Discover how to make your
    to compose a color palette that will make easy work of            garments look seamless.
    choosing colors for a knitted project.
                                                                      206-3 M Advanced Finishing Margaret Fisher
                                                                      SUN AM Cover a variety of finishing topics: tubular
    Finishing finesse                                                 cast-on and bind-off, provisional cast-on, working short
    MAKE THE MOST FINELy FINISHED AND PERFECTLy TRIMMED               rows, grafting, and duplicate stitch. Learn and practice a
    GARMENTS AND GIFTS IMAGINABLE.                                    potpourri of useful techniques to advance your knitting
                                                                      and finishing skills.
    201-3 E Create Custom Closures Gwen Bortner SAT
    PM Having trouble finding the perfect button for your             209-3 M The Perfect Edge Galina Khmeleva FRI PM
    latest creation? Learn to make your own from the project’s        Orenburg lace is most often recognized by its exquisitely
    left-over yarn. Begin by learning the basics of Kumihimo          detailed scalloped border teeth. Explore the knitting
    braid. Next, explore a variety of ways to use the braid in        techniques that give you a ‘perfect edge.’ Learn how to
    Chinese-style frog closures, simple toggles, and three-           turn ordinary table, bed and bath linens, curtains, even
    dimensional buttons. Then let your creative juices flow!          a favorite clothing item, into luxurious collectibles with
    Materials Fee: $25 for Kumihimo Disk, EZ Bobs, and                the addition of the simple, sophisticated Orenburg lace
    detailed instructions.                                            border. Materials fee: $3 for yarn.

         202-3 M Beyond Basic Buttons & Other                         210-3 M Knitting on the Edge: Beautiful
    Excuses for Playing with Yarn Chris Bylsma SAT PM                 Borders Melissa Leapman SUN AM Jazz up your
    Can’t find the perfect buttons? you can create many different     knitting with special edge treatments. Discover
    types of buttons and closures. Covered, woven, balled,            unusual textured borders, pretty hems, scallops,
    fringed, finger-cording knots, and swirls—explore them all,       knit-in fringe, and more. Transform even simple
    plus half a dozen unexpected closure options. you will even       knits into eye-catching sweaters.
    learn to rethink how and when to use basic buttons.                    211-3 M The Joy of Steeks
                                                                      Maureen Mason-Jamieson SUN PM
                                                                      Never cut a steek before? Learn all you
                                                                      need to know to make your first steek
                                From top: 211-3 M The Joys of         a successful experience. Learn where
                                Steeks Maureen Mason-Jamieson;        to use steeks, the best methods of
                                114-3 E Dorset Buttons, Maureen       construction, sewing, and finishing,
                                Mason-Jamieson pg 4                   then cut one of your own!




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    212-3 M Buttonholes, Buttons, and the Bands                     305-6 E Strip Garments Judy Ditmore SAT ALL If
    Where They live Leslye Solomon THU PM Learn all                 you can knit a scarf, you can make a strip garment. We
    about making the most professional cardigans with               will work on designing jackets, ponchos and wraps—all
    the neatest bands, perfect buttonholes, and beautiful           with simple strips. It’s easy, fun, and great for using up
    buttons to match. Practice a variety of Leslye’s favorite       that stash of one-ball-of-a-kind yarns. Textured stitches
    vertical and horizontal buttonholes. See how you can            and color challenges will be addressed.
    easily space the buttons and plan the spacing of the            306-3 M Pattern Writing 101 Edie Eckman THU PM
    correct-sized holes. See a variety of buttons you can           If you have a design you would like to get published or just
    make, paint, crochet, stitch, or bead.                          want to share your design with other knitters, you need to
    213-3 E Sweater Finishing Leslye Solomon SAT                    be able to write it so others can read it. Learn how to take
    AM you will love finishing when you know the right way          your idea from concept to written pattern, avoiding typical
    to do it. Practice invisible shoulder and side seams. Learn     mistakes along the way. Explore the joys and pitfalls of
    how to block various fibers, graft ribbing, attach set-in and   grading patterns for a number of different sizes, and pick
    drop-shoulder sleeves, place zippers, make ends disappear,      up tips for getting your designs accepted for publication.
    crochet edges, shorten or lengthen knits, and more.             307-3 M Where Do They Get Those Numbers
    214-3 M Beautiful Beaded Borders Candace                        Edie Eckman SAT AM Take the mystery out of those
    Eisner-Strick SUN PM Learn how to make plain projects           pesky math calculations you have to do when designing
    special by adding a beaded border. Knit vertically or           or altering a sweater! Draft a basic sweater and discuss
    horizontally, and use beaded borders on anything from           calculating yarn amounts, V-neck shaping, rates of
    A to Z. Try them on mitten cuffs, sweater bottoms,              increase/decrease, stitch pattern placement, and re-
    necklines, sleeve edgings, socks, hats, scarves, or bags.       engineering a pattern.
    Materials Fee: $3 for beads.
                                                                        308-3 M Japanese Short Rows Susanna
    215-6 E Fine Finishing Nancie Wiseman FRI ALL                   Hansson SUN PM Short rows are an elegant way to
    Hate finishing? Learn techniques that make it easy for          build shaping into your knitting and can be the perfect
    anyone. For the already confident knitter, fine tune the        way to finish off shoulders and build collars that lay flat.
    professional techniques for perfect seaming, picking up         Japanese short rows are done without using the wrap-
    stitches, grafting, short rows, perfect cast ons and bind       and-turn and while they are a little tricky to learn, ‘stair-
    offs, and much more.                                            step’ shoulder bind-offs will be a distant memory once
    216-3 E Knitted and Crochet Edges Bev Cooper                    you master the technique. Complete your shoulders with
    FRI AM Looking for the special touch to your latest             an elegant Japanese bind-off.
    creation? Discuss a number of excellent choices for             309-6 A Advanced Design Techniques Barry
    creating a border on your piece. Learn about edges              Klein THU PM/FRI AM If you want to get more
    that can be worked as you knit, and ones that can be            advanced…this class is for you. We will work with real
    attached after completion.                                      bodies, real size, real gauge, and real designs. This class
                                                                    will open your mind like never before.
    Garment shaping & designing
    EVERyTHING THE THINKING KNITTER NEEDS TO SHAPE AND
                                                                    310-3 M Complete from the Neck Down
    DESIGN SUCCESSFUL GARMENTS.
                                                                    Barry Klein SAT AM Cast on and create a miniature
                                                                    sweater from the top down while learning about body
    301-3 M Pattern Customization: Your Yarn, Your                  style, measurements, the mathematics behind the
    Gauge Gwen Bortner FRI AM Love the pattern, love                knitting, and putting it all together.
    the yarn, but the gauge does not match? This class is for
    you! Gain hands-on experience on converting a pre-              311-3 M Conquering the Edge Ruth Lantz FRI PM
    written pattern to a new yarn and/or gauge. Note: Basic         End your rows with panache. Solve some stringy, loose,
    math skills used.                                               selvedge edge problems. Add edge stitch manipulations
                                                                    to your knitting repertoire.
    302-6 M Design Your Own Socks JC Briar SAT ALL
    Create socks that fit your feet and match your wardrobe!        315-3 A Fully Fashioned & Fabulous Melissa
    Learn to choose yarn and needles, figure out sizing             Leapman FRI PM It’s all in the details! Explore fun and
    issues, and create heels and toes. Keep it simple or get        easy ways to work garment shaping with style and
    creative with fancy stitch patterns. Note: Need the ability     finesse. Discover designer tricks that use full-fashion
    to knit in the round.                                           techniques for figure-flattering results.

    304-6 M Custom Fitting Existing Patterns Lily                   316-3 E Basic Pattern Drafting Melissa Leapman
    Chin FRI ALL Many patterns are available, but often             SUN PM Free yourself from written knitting patterns
    you want to change the neckline, lengthen the sleeves,          forever! Design sweaters for you and your family using
    etc. Find out how to personalize the fit of a pattern           your choice of yarn, stitch pattern, and silhouette. Chart
    and cater it for yourself or those you knit for. See how        the drop-shoulder sweater and add refinements such as
    small alterations can make a garment hang better.               indented armholes or saddle shoulders.
    Learn easy alternatives to drop shoulders. These simple         317-6 M Designing Knitwear on the Computer
    refinements don’t require extensive pattern re-writes but       Ginger Luters SAT ALL Have you played with the
    will produce great results. Note: This is not a change-the-     latest software but are still not comfortable creating
     pattern-to-another-size class.                                 your own designs? Go through the entire process of
                                                                    designing a sweater on your laptop. Begin with your
                                                                    own measurements and plan style, fit, sleeve variations,
                                                                    necklines, bands, and closures. Then take the project
                                                                    schematic to Stitch Painter and experiment with design
                                                                    possibilities that include Fair Isle patterns, Intarsia, stitch
                                                                    patterns, and modular sections. Note: Bring your laptop to
                                                                    get the full experience. Class will overview various programs
                                                                    and you will have access to demo versions for class.

                                                                               330-3 M Short Row ‘Round the Circle’ Candace Eisner-
                                                                          Strick SUN AM Making circles using short rows is fun and easy,
                                                                          and they can be used for a range of fun projects. Beautiful effects
                                                                          can be achieved using variegated yarn with long runs of color, or
                                                                          by changing colors. Learn two ways of doing short rows, and how
                               From left: 411-3 A Have a Ball!,           to make your circle into a hat or a bag.
                               Betsy Hershberg, pg 8; 330-3 M Short row
                               ‘round the Circle’ Candace Eisner Strick   331-3 M I’ve Got You Collared Jean Frost SUN PM Collars are
                                                                          an important feature of a jacket. Learn to flatter your best features
                                                                          with the perfect collar style. Discuss various types of collars and
    318-3 M Collar Obedience Training Maureen Mason-                      their construction. Instructions for many styles will be given and
Jamieson FRI AM Make your collars sit, stand, and roll over on            small versions of the collars will be knitted in class.
command. Learn how to pick up stitches, work a collar stand,
and create a collar roll. Also learn how to enclose seams with a          332-3 E Pockets Jean Frost THU PM All you ever wanted
double pick-up technique for a neat finish. Make your collars well-       to learn about pockets, from the construction of patch, set-in,
groomed and well-behaved.                                                 vertical, horizontal and slanted pockets to the placement and
                                                                          finishing there of.
    320-3 M Short-Row Savvy Maureen Mason-Jamieson                        333-6 M East Meets West Susan Lazear SUN ALL Eastern
SAT PM Learn where and how to use short rows creatively and
                                                                          designers such as Issye Miyake and Rei Kawakubo have a knack for
effectively. Shape a garment, replacing square corners with subtle
                                                                          designing unique garments from simple rectangles and squares.
angles. Knit three different types of short rows–yarn over, wrap
                                                                          Susan will present their jackets, pullovers, and wraps to teach you
and turn, and Japanese–all painlessly!
                                                                          how to create designer garments in the Eastern mode. New and
321-6 M You Can Design Your Own Sweater Really! Lorna                     experienced knitters alike will benefit from an appreciation for
Miser SUN ALL Use a favorite sweater or sweatshirt from your              historic, ethnic, and modern design.
own closet, and learn to choose appropriate yarn, stitch pattern,
and gauge. Together we’ll do the math as you begin your original
                                                                          334-6 E From Paper to Needles Susan Lazear SAT ALL
                                                                          Having trouble finding the perfect sweater pattern? Problems
design, which will fit you! Due to millions of variables, we will
                                                                          with fit? Build a sweater pattern template utilizing your personal
cover circular and flat designs, drop and modified drop shoulders,
                                                                          measurements. Students will make a quick fabric mock-up to
crew or v-neck and any sleeve length.
                                                                          check fit. Pattern shaping basics and principles will be covered
322-3 M Design for Baby, Knit for Baby Lorna Miser SAT                    and design variations will be explored.
AM Choose any baby-appropriate yarn, and instead of looking               335-3 M Fascinating Fibonacci Laura Bryant THU PM
for a pattern, design your own. your yarn, your gauge, your               Fibonacci numbers describe a mathematical sequence that occurs
stitch pattern, and your creativity come together for fun and fast        repeatedly in nature. Humans find this relationship particularly
sweaters done before baby outgrows them.                                  pleasing to the eye, and artists and designers have used these
324-3 E Armhole Success Judy Pascale THU PM Learn to                      numbers throughout civilization. Learn the history of and explore
modify instructions for better-fitting armholes and neat shoulder         this fascinating tool for designing knitted stripes, blocks and
seams. Revise patterns to begin fitted sleeves at the armhole             perfect shading. Lots of hands-on swatching, with fun yarns and
and work to cuff, and shape both as you go. This process avoids           colors available. Materials Fee: $3.00 for yarns.
the common difficulty of matching armhole shaping with sleeve             336-3 M “Fake” Short Rows Laura Bryant FRI AM Learn a
shaping, and assures desired sleeve length. Cuff to armhole will          quick and easy method for creating airy, circular shapes perfect
also be covered.                                                          for ruffles and swing shaped wraps and capes. Practice on a
325-3 M Necklines Unbound Judy Pascale FRI PM Examine                     variety of yarns and ribbons, and leave ready to plan your project.
alternate neck and shoulder shaping. Replace traditional stair            Materials Fee: $3.00 for yarns.
step bind-off with stitches that are easier to pick up, resulting in a    337-3 A Wrap It Right! Laura Bryant SUN AM Explore
smoother neckline and shoulder seam.                                      backward wrapping to form backward presenting stitches. Why,
326-3 E Suitable Seams Judy Pascale SUN PM Explore                        you ask? So on the following row, ssks are set up to be worked
a variety of techniques to seam garments with emphasis on                 with no further stitch manipulation! Great for lace patterns and
producing a smooth, nearly invisible transition. Learn to select the      any shaping that is regularly repeatable. Several stitches and
best seam for joining particular stitch patterns and determine the        shaping will be practiced and you will leave class with another
precise location to insert the seaming needle for optimum results.        great tool in your knitting arsenal.
Create the illusion that your garments are made in one piece!             338-6 A Advanced Freeform Knitting Myra Wood FRI ALL Take
327-3 M A Well-Executed Sleeve Sarah Peasley FRI AM                       your freeform to the next level. Learn how to create a unique art-
Learn how to design an armhole to fit yOUR body, then pick up             to-wear item from your freeform pieces. you'll create a template
and knit a perfect set-in sleeve from the top down—no unsightly           from an existing piece of clothing and discover how to transform
seams! Bonus: Use short rows to shape your sweater shoulders              it into a treasure.
neatly and avoid those nasty stairsteps!                                  339-3 E No Wrong Side-Reversible Fabrics Gwen Bortner
328-3 E You Don’t Need a Pattern for That Sandi Rosner                    SAT AM Reversible fabrics are great for blankets, shawls, scarves
SAT AM Be your own designer! In this class, you will develop              even sweaters, but what makes a fabric reversible? And more
your own pattern and make a child’s hat. you will learn to use the        importantly, how can you hide the ends so both sides can truly be
basic principles of knitter’s math to design your own scarf, hat, or      the right side? Learn the secrets to creating truly reversible fabrics
simple sweater. Break free from published patterns.                       along with tips and tricks for finishing reversible projects. Finally,
                                                                          be inspired to create a reversible project of your own design.
329-3 E Design Your Dream Sweater Leslye Solomon
SUN AM What if you have the yarn, and/or vision, but no pattern?
Discover the basics of how to write your own directions. Learn the
secrets of measuring and ease of shaping armholes, neck, sleeves,
and sleeve caps for the pullover or cardigan you envision. Practice
mapping out every stitch and row on a knitter’s grid.

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                                                                More   STITCHES Classes...



                                                                                     423-3 M Toe-Up Socks YOUR Way! Merike Saarniit
                                                                                 SAT PM Ideal for both novice and experienced sock knitters, this
                                                                                 toe-up universal sock is good for almost any yarn weight and
    Projects & more projects                                                     any gauge. Create many sizes of socks, from ornamental to baby
                                                                                 booties to children’s and adult sizes. Students will knit a mini-
    GET STARTED ON SOMETHING FABULOUS WHILE yOU ARE AT STITCHES!                 sock during class. Note: Must be comfortable using dpns.
    401-6 M Design It Yourself! With Unpatterns Karen Alfke                           425-3 E The Perfect Holes Candace Eisner-Strick
    SAT ALL Ever fallen in love with a yarn, but couldn’t find the right
                                                                                 SAT PM Holes in the right places can be very attractive, especially
    pattern for it? Or have the pattern, but can’t find a yarn in the
                                                                                 when they are neat and tidy. Learn how to knit the perfect hole
    right gauge? Why not design it yourself? This class helps you
                                                                                 that is not a yarn over! Once you know how to make holes, you
    take the first steps toward designing your own simple garments
                                                                                 will find yourself tempted to put them everywhere!
    from vests to sweaters, bottom up or top down with Karen’s
    ‘unpatterns’.                                                                426-6 A Argyle Socks in the Round Suzann Thompson
                                                                                 FRI ALL Learn to handknit a seamless argyle sock by improving
        402-6 M Unpattern Top-Down Sweaters Karen                                on the techniques used by clever industrial knitters. This hands-
    Alfke FRI ALL Learn the basics of top-down construction by                   on class for knitting techies requires concentration.
    knitting a teddy-bear sweater. Then take measurements and
    run calculations for a full-fledged adult top-down sweater the               427-3 M Darn It! Merike Saarniit SUN AM Beautiful,
    unpattern way!                                                               comfortable, lovingly crafted handknit socks CAN be saved from
                                                                                 the tragedy of an early demise due to wearing a hole through
        403-3 M Cuff Craze: New Twist on Socks Karen Alfke                       them. you'll learn how to darn those holes with the right kind
    SUN PM Tired of the same old socks? Looking for new ideas                    of yarn as well as how to pre-darn heels (and other threatened
    to dress up your feet? Learn several sock cuff designs that will             areas) to prolong the life of your socks. And, yes, you can even
    entertain and amuse you. Look at welted and ruffled cuffs, and               darn over darned areas. And when you really can't (or don't
    even a wild sideways design.                                                 want to) darn them any more, see how you can save the cuffs for
    404-3 M Swirling Coriolis Sock Cat Bordhi SAT AM A band                      either another pair of socks or turn them into mittens, fingerless
    travels from one side of the mid-foot up over the arch, fitting this         gloves, wristlets, etc.
    sock to your foot. you’ll learn to knit both the simple and spiraling        428-3 M Double Your Options Judy Pascale FRI AM This
    versions and how to extend these elegant socks into knee-socks               class allows you to utilize a uniquely handcrafted "detachable"
    and beyond. A variety of cuffs and toes will be discussed.                   leather piece to serve as an artistic leather belt buckle and/or
    407-3 E Gossamer Felted Scarves Judy Ditmore SUN AM                          the closure tab of a stylish handbag. The belt and handbag are
    Felting with a new twist! As homework you’ll knit a scarf on                 knitted in a reversible cable pattern stitch. This stitch provides
    large needles. In class we’ll embellish it with felted wool and silk         both these accessories stability as well as an attractive look from
    roving. This class is great for beginners or those who want a fun,           either side.
    quick gift. optional Materials fee: $10 for roving.                          429-3 M The Beaded Cell Purse Judy Pascale SUN AM
        408-6 A lapland Hand Garments Susanna Hansson                            Learn to knit a beaded cell phone purse using a 'no pre-stringing'
    SAT ALL These colorful Sámi mittens feature an unusual zigzag-               technique. This cell phone purse has a clever strap and is both
    like pattern that appears only on the top of the mitten while the            functional and stylish. It can be used for a cell phone, I-pod or a
    palm-side is plain – they are not for the faint of heart. Begin by           palm. Materials Fee: $3 for beads and tool for class use.
    practicing the technique with worsted weight yarn, a clever way              430-12 M Danish Skrå -tr ø jer Beth Brown Reinsel SAT
    of keeping track of many small balls of yarn, and how to keep                ALL/SUN ALL Learn to knit a sampler circularly to explore the
    them from getting tangled. your project will involve 11 small                following techniques: working from a chart, working with
    balls of yarn plus the main color. Materials fee: $15 includes kit           two different sizes of yarn, seam stitches, the main motif, the
    with yarn and pattern.                                                       underarm half gusset, working with a yarn in each hand or with
         411-3 A Have a Ball! Betsy Hershberg SAT PM Learn to                    2 yarns in the left hand, purling in pattern with two yarns on the
    make both plain knit and bead knit wrappers for wooden beads                 wrong side of the garment, creating a front slit, creating facings,
    that can be used to make fabulous knitted jewelry, as seen in                a twined knitting braid on the cuff, and overlapped cuff slit, and
    Knitter’s Magazine, Spring 2007 issue K86. Materials Fee: $15.               assembly. Designing a Skrå-trøjer and weaving yarns to eliminate
                                                                                 long floats in the back of the work will also be covered.
         412-3 A Betsy's Beaded Bag Betsy Hershberg SUN
    AM Learn techniques for embellishing your knitting by weaving
    beads into knitted fabric. you will complete a miniature version
    of the evening bag from Knitter’s Magazine, Summer 2007 issue
    K87. Materials Fee: $20.




                                                                                                From right: 412-3 M Bead Weaving in Knitting,
                                                                                                Betsy Hershberg; 429-3 M Beaded Cell Phone Purse, Judy
                                                                                                Pascale; 504-3 M Stashology 201, Christine Bylsma, pg 9



                                                        From left: 513-3 E Seven Things that can
                                                      "Make or Break" a Sweater™, Margaret Fisher




Techniques & tips for knitters
HELPFUL ADVICE FROM NAVIGATING PATTERNS TO IMPROVING
TECHNIqUES, FROM LEARNING TO KNIT TO KNITTING CONTINENTAL.
501-3 E Chart Reading and Writing JC Briar FRI AM Some
publications provide stitch patterns not in written form, but in                  512-3 M The long & Short of Knit Alterations
charted form. In this class, you’ll learn to read charts, to convert         Margaret Fisher FRI PM you have finished your sweater, but the
between charts and written instructions, and to use charts to                sleeves are too long or the body is too short. Learn to fix these
convert between flat and in-the-round knitting.                              common fit problems—after the fact. Cut your knitting and
                                                                             learn to alter the length of a garment piece. Practice cutting and
502-3 E The Norwegian Purl Beth Brown Reinsel THU PM The                     unraveling in the middle of a knit piece, knitting down or up from
Norwegian Purl, a variation of the conventional continental purl, is         there, and grafting on and off the knitting needles. Learn strategies
noted for its superior tension control and ease of execution. Knit a         for achieving a good fit without re-knitting. And learn to avoid all
swatch in class to practice this technique and its applications: the         of this by using a provisional cast-on!
Scandinavian method of working with two yarns in the left hand
(knitting, purling, and weaving) on the right side and the wrong                  513-3 E Seven Things that can "Make or Break" a
side of the work.                                                            Sweater™ Margaret Fisher SUN PM Learn seven things that will
504-3 M Stashology 201 Chris Bylsma SUN PM you have                          make a big difference in the appearance of your sweaters: increasing
‘archived’ those countless balls of yarn that you could not pass up.         in ribbing, bumpy or smooth cast-on edges, slanting decreases,
Find new inspiration in what you already have and use your stash             invisible increases, perfect buttonholes, flat edgings, and blocking.
to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary!                                 Please note that this is an advanced beginner level class.

505-3 E Tips & Tricks with lily Lily Chin THU PM Learn Lily’s                514-3 E Great Beginnings Susanna Hansson SUN AM Are
secrets to make your knitting life easier: join a cast-on for circular       you a techno-geek knitter looking to expand your repertoire
knitting without adding twist; start a new skein of yarn or a new            of cast-ons? This class is for you. We discuss improvements and
color without losing the first stitch; attach knit pieces as you work;       refinements of the long-tail cast-on, as well as a second version
work a circular bind-off on the neck where the beginning and                 especially suited to handspun yarns. A third version creates a braid-
end are imperceptible; and weave in ends that are too short for a            like effect that can be used for sock tops or mitten cuffs. We cover
darning needle. Leave class with lots of small ‘fix-its’ and a new eye       the Japanese crochet-chain cast-on and discuss situations when a
for knitting details.                                                        knitter may want to use a provisional cast-on. Try three versions of
                                                                             tubular cast-on. The cabled cast-on is practiced in preparation for
    506-3 M Illusion Knitting Judy Ditmore FRI AM Learn to                   the final cast-on: a very sweet picot edge.
simplify the technique of illusion "shadow knitting". Knit a pillow          515-3 A Bead Knitting on the Edge Betsy Hershberg SUN
top or start a sampler throw. This is a fun way to do a one-of-a-kind        PM Explore numerous ways to embellish knitting on the “edges” of
project that appears complex but requires little thought.                    projects. Several different beaded cast-ons and bind-offs, various
507-3 M Watch That Swatch! Edie Eckman FRI PM This class is                  types of beaded fringes, beaded hems, beaded seams/pick-ups,
for knitters or crocheters who don’t think they need to swatch. Even         and the issues to be aware of when incorporating beads in knitted
if you “always” knit/crochet to gauge, a properly worked swatch can          fabric will be discussed. Materials Fee: $12.
give crucial information about the project you are about to start.           516-3 M Bead Knitting Sampler Betsy Hershberg SAT AM
Save time and avoid costly mistakes by learning from your swatches.          Learn lots of fun ways to incorporate beads into your knitting.
Learn the benefits of doing a larger-than-usual swatch, and find out         Several methods allow you to spontaneously add beads as the
what to do with the swatch when you have finished.                           spirit moves you; others require advanced planning. We will knit a
     508-3 M Twist with the Cable Girl Fiona Ellis THU PM                    beaded sampler you can take home. Materials Fee: $8.
Learn how to twist cables in a number of different ways. Also learn          517-6 M Mitered Patchwork Barbara Kerr SAT ALL Learn
to read charts and add cables to simple projects for stunning detail.        to knit a 3-mitered and a 4-mitered square. A pillow, a blanket,
This workshop is a must for new knitters who love the look of                perhaps a vest or a jacket—there are no limits to the ways to
texture, or those who need a refresher!                                      use the squares. A detailed row-by-row pattern and numbered
509-3 M Morphing Cables Fiona Ellis FRI PM Learn the basic                   schematic for the pillow is included in this hands-on workshop.
principles of designing your own cables. Even if you are not an              519-3 M Stuck on Steeks? Barbara Kerr FRI PM Knitting in
advanced cable knitter, give it a try. Simple patterns can morph             the round is easy, but you want a cardigan? With steeks, you can
and create unique ideas. If you love cables and want to heighten             have the best of both worlds! Learn how to prepare your steek for
the challenge, this workshop is a must!                                      cutting using a crochet hook and how to finish the cut edge.
510-3 M CSI: Cable Stitch Investigation Fiona Ellis SUN AM                   520-6 E Embraceable lace Galina Khmeleva SAT ALL If just
Ever put down your work and lose your place in a cable pattern?              the sight of lace-weight yarn causes you to break out in a rash,
Fiona will show you how to analyze your evidence and enable you              this introductory class is for you. Galina will unravel the myths and
to make a prognosis. Great for those times when you find a great             mystery about knitting lace before this class is over. Learn to create
cable for which there are no instructions.                                   an individualized lace project. Materials fee: $5 for class samples.
    511-6 M Knitter’s Sampler Fiona Ellis SAT ALL                            521-3 M Russian-Style Continental Knitting Galina
Other needlework disciplines work a sampler to learn techniques,             Khmeleva SUN AM Learn this subtle Russian variation of the classic
so here’s one for knitters. Work on valuable reference samples or            continental knitting method. It is fast . . . it is easy . . . it is oh-so-
create the beginnings of an heirloom project based on the quilt-             forgiving on your wrists.
block idea. Explore techniques for two-color knitting, lace knitting,
cables, and other textured stitches.



                                                                             More classes on next page                                               
                                  530-3 M Knitting in the Shadows,      536-3 M Cut and Paste Sarah Peasley SUN PM Does the very
                                  Maureen Mason-Jamieson                thought of Kitchener Stitch make you queasy? Get over it! Practice
                                                                        grafting a variety of stitch patterns, then apply what you’ve learned
                                                                        to an elegant hem and a flawless seam. Discover ways to modify
                                                                        your knitting: Sleeves too long? Wish you’d started with garter
                                                                        stitch instead of ribbing? Hate the colors in that band of Fair Isle?
                                                                        Cut out the bad and graft in the good.
522-3 M Rolled Endings Ruth Lantz FRI AM Each bind-off has
a unique characteristic that can be decorative, firm, controlled,       537-3 E Make the Most of Self Striping Yarn Sandi Rosner
or . . . just the opposite. Try some new solutions.                     THU PM The market is full of yarns that are dyed to make lovely
                                                                        stripes. Take advantage of these yarns to produce beautiful, flattering
523-3 E Fancier Beginnings Ruth Lantz SUN PM There are                  garments. Learn to analyze the stripe patterns so you can predict
many cast-ons, each with its own properties that either add to the      and control your results. Break free from horizontal stripes and see
finished appearance or magically fade away. Learn new cast-ons to       what happens with vertical, diagonal, and modular patterns.
apply for different occasions.
                                                                        539-3 E Switch to Continental Style Knitting Leslye
524-3 E Cable Ready Melissa Leapman THU PM Does the                     Solomon FRI AM It doesn’t matter how old you were when you
thought of cable knitting have you totally confused and all tied        learned to knit, Leslye will help you quickly and easily change your
up in knots? In this hands-on workshop, explore the basics of this      style to knit a more even fabric. Begin to fly through and love
classic technique, from deciphering charts to practicing all sorts      ribbing and seed stitch, and finally stop knitting too tight or loose.
of cable crossings. Learn expert tricks to make your cabled fabrics     Aches and pains caused by your present method might be greatly
beautiful, not to mention fun and easy to knit!                         reduced. Enjoy renewed knitting confidence.
525-3 M Cable variations: The Next Tier Melissa Leapman                 540-3 M The Art of Knitting Backwards Candace Eisner-
FRI AM Thinking about adding a new “tier” to your “basic cable          Strick THU PM Learn to knit and purl backwards and how to apply
package”? In class, you’ll knit up several fun and unusual cable        this technique to an applied edging (it is great not to have to turn
stitch patterns and motifs, including some that include color and       your work at the end of those 6-stitch rows!).
lace techniques.
                                                                        541-3 E Thumbing the Purl Candace Eisner-Strick FRI AM Most
     526-3 M Celtic Cables Melissa Leapman SAT PM Learn                 knitters can master the knit stitch in continental knitting, but the
how to use basic cabling techniques to create Celtic-inspired panels    purl stitch poses a greater challenge. Learn to use your thumb in
and motifs.                                                             this effective and quick method of purling continental.
     527-3 M Module Magic: Triangles Ginger Luters SUN                       542-3 E Round Up Beth Whiteside SAT AM There are more
AM Tame those tricky triangles with Ginger’s detailed approach to       than two ways to knit around and around! Cover the standbys—
this basic modular shape. Tips on joining, shaping, and color play      circular and double-pointed needles—plus try out two circulars
help bring these modules to life!                                       and the Magic Loop. Warm up on a neck warmer, then test-drive
                                                                        the techniques on a fingerless glove.
    528-6 M Mitered-Corner Magic Ginger Luters FRI ALL
The technique of knitting a mitered square opens up a variety of             543-3 N My First Sweater Beth Whiteside SUN AM
exciting design possibilities. Learn the basics of knitting a mitered   Sweater-making made easy! Learn all the techniques necessary to
square, then go on to explore variations.                               create a shell or sleeveless sweater. Learn about the importance of
                                                                        gauge, pattern reading, paired increases and decreases, picking up
    529-3 M Module Magic: log Cabin Squares Ginger                      stitches, and basic finishing techniques.
Luters THU PM See this classic quilt technique come to life in
your knitting! Ginger will lead you through the basics of log cabin     544-3 E I-Cord Extravaganza Nancie Wiseman THU PM All
squares and inspire you with creative uses for this fun motif.          the ways to use I-cord from border and trims to buttonholes. Try
                                                                        garter stitch and reverse stockinette cord. Then design your own.
    530-3 M Knitting in the Shadows Maureen Mason-
Jamieson SUN AM Shadow knitting is an easy color-knitting               546-6 M Double Knitting David Xenakis FRI PM/SAT AM
technique that gives impressive results. Alternate colors every two     Learn the basics of double knitting as you explore cast-on methods,
rows and combine simple knits and purls for a fascinating effect.       2-color knitting, textures, and finishing methods. See applications
Knit a sample in class that is perfect for a small purse!               in Knitter’s magazine, Fall 2002 K68 and Spring 2003 K70. Note:
                                                                        Must be comfortable with double-pointed and circular needles.
531-3 M Sleeves from the Top Down Lorna Miser THU PM
Learn the benefits, formulas, and techniques for designing your         547-3 E Picture Perfect Intarsia Knitting Maureen Mason-
own drop-shoulder, modified-drop, and set-in sleeve to be worked        Jamieson FRI PM Learn the basics of Intarsia knitting: reading charts;
the easy way. Pick up stitches at the armhole and knit from the         best yarn choices; adding new colors; twisting yarns for vertical,
shoulder to the cuff. Learn how to design a custom sleeve to add        diagonal, and irregular shape color areas. you’ll knit a sampler in
onto a sleeveless top pattern.                                          class, add duplicate stitch details, and learn tips on managing yarn
                                                                        tails, uneven stitches and scattered stray stitches. Combining Intarsia
533-3 E Mastering Yarn Substitution: Art, Science, or                   techniques with Fair Isle and slip stitches will be discussed.
Black Magic? Kellie Nuss THU PM Learn to predict the results of
yarn substitution by understanding yarn weights, gauge, measuring,      548-3 E Slip It Jean Frost SAT PM We all agree there are
and how these elements interact. Swatching and note-taking with         two stitches in the knit world—knit and purl. We also know we
a real pattern will help you make informed decisions about yarn         can make our knitting patterns more interesting by the simple
choices. Materials fee: $5 for yarn samples to swatch with.             maneuvers such as knit 2tog, yo, and slip 1. But used together
                                                                        these often end in very complicated stitch patterns, confusing to
535-3 E Preventing and Fixing Mistakes Sarah Peasley                    execute. In this class we will be using two basic stitch patterns—
SAT AM Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of           stockinette and moss stitch. With the help of an occasional slip
a stitch, then apply what you’ve learned to correct a variety of        stitch and different colors of yarn we will make beautiful and
common mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split     interesting fabrics.
stitches, and holes. Learn to safely rip back a stitch, a row, or an
acre of knitting without losing your cool.



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552-3 M left Can Be Right For Your Kellie Nuss SAT AM                    607-3 M Entrelac Design Gwen Bortner THU PM If you love
Learn the basics of controlling your yarn with your left hand. There     Entrelac but find the technique limiting to your design creativity,
are three methods of tensioning yarn during knitting - Continental,      this is the class you have been waiting for. By applying unique
Scandinavian, and Eastern. Find your unique style of knitting by         shaping, seaming, and joining methods, many of those constraints
learning that there is no wrong way to knit.                             fade away. Focus on non-rectilinear shapes, invisible seams, and
                                                                         specialized joining techniques. Must have experience with Entrelac
553-6 A Understanding Japanese Knitting Patterns
Gayle Roehm SAT ALL Japanese hand knitting designers show a              and be able to create a provisional cast-on.
flair for beautiful stitch work and unique variations on traditional     608-3 E Get Twisted! JC Briar FRI PM Cables and other twisted
techniques. Join me for a slide show introducing you to the world        stitches make for some of the most captivating knitting patterns.
of Japanese hand knitting. Few of these designs could be called          Though they look intricate, they are surprisingly easy to do. Learn
“Asian,” but they’re all-interesting and sometimes far out. All you      how while knitting samplers that you can turn into a drawstring
have to do is sit back and be inspired by these intriguing ideas         tote bag. Along the way, you’ll pick up tips for reading charts,
– some of which you surely haven’t seen before. you'll be inspired,      reading your knitting and fixing your mistakes.
amazed and occasionally appalled!
                                                                              611-3 E Deliberate Drops Chris Bylsma SUN AM Full-
554-3 M long Needle Knitting Jane Slicer-Smith SAT AM As                 drop, interrupted-drop, sideways-drop, dropped-edge—all these
a child in yorkshire, Jane learned to knit by tucking a 14" straight     stitches present design opportunities to update a classic or create
needle under her arm. She finds this a fast and convenient way to        your own designs. New and experienced knitters alike will enjoy
knit. It is like having an extra hand: to mark a chart, add a color,     this chance to play with yarn in a new way for surprising results.
or change a channel. you will knit a swatch, add colors, and work
simple Intarsia all while tucked.                                        612-6 M Bias Knitting Lily Chin SUN ALL Learn this diverse
                                                                         method of knitting that creates different, dynamic, directional lines
555-3 M Mitered Socks or Booties Jane Slicer-Smith SAT                   easily. Angle your pieces, and try various colors and textures for
PM Miters have to be one of the simplest ways of achieving               head-turning work. Mix and match several effects simultaneously.
rewarding and colorful results. Simply basic garter stitch with a        Ideas for trims, accents, and even whole garments will be discussed.
decrease, worked in two color stripes. Learn to pick up stitches
and join colors as well as to weave in ends as you knit. Jane will       613-6 M Weaving Techniques as Applied to Knits Lily
demonstrate her use of miters from Caplets to A line coats and as        Chin SAT ALL By weaving another yarn in as you knit, colors may
garment trims.                                                           be taken advantage of and patterning is more accessible. Learn the
                                                                         up/down and in/out methods, slip stitch method, * vertical, color,
556-3 M Pleasing Pleats Suzann Thompson SUN AM Add                       smocking, and much more. The applications of these techniques
shape and detail to your knitting with pleats. Practice three pleat      include: * kinds of yarns best suited for these fabrics, * kinds of
styles; learn to design and shape pleats, and then see how to use        garments best suited for these fabrics, * how to chart these weaves
them in garments and other projects.                                     so you’ll know what you’ll be getting beforehand. By the end of this
556-3 E Cast-On Cornucopia JC Briar SUN PM Dozens of                     workshop, you will have a sampler of knitted “woven” fabrics plus
cast-on techniques exist: one-strand or two-strand; loose and            enough ideas to keep you in stitches for a very long, long time. Note:
flowing or elastic and springy; invisible or decorative. Review your     Must have executed two-handed, stranded, Fair-Isle type color knitting.
options in this class—try variations on old favorites, and discover           614-3 M Columns of Color Elise Duvekot FRI PM Would
entirely new options. Best of all, gain the familiarity you need to      you like to learn a completely new stitch pattern? you knit two
choose just the right cast-on for your next project.                     colors horizontally but they show up vertically! And there is
                                                                         nothing wrong with the WS either: the reverse face is totally
Stitch patterns & textures                                               different but equally interesting. It will have everyone wondering
                                                                         how you did it. In the class, you will make a swatch with finished
TWIST, REVERSE, CHANGE COLOR, OR GO OFF IN NEW DIRECTIONS.               selvedges and a cast-on that matches your bind-off.
LEARN ABOUT STITCHES FROM OUR CHAIN OF EXPERTS.
                                                                              615-3 M Columns of Cables Elise Duvekot SAT AM
    601-3 M The Wonders of linen Stitch Karen Alfke                      Do you love cables and want to break new ground? Learn a
SUN AM Using only one color every two rows, learn to blend yarns         completely new stitch pattern to make striped cables that look
and show off variegated yarns in a woven-stitch pattern that’s           like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Note: Must have experience
great for everything from scarves to bags!                               working cables.
602-6 M The Freedom of Foxglove Sock Architecture
Cat Bordhi FRI ALL Learn your way around one of Cat’s new styles         More classes on next page
by knitting a baby-sized sock. With Foxglove architecture, even a
brand-new sock knitter can create an original design the first time
around. you’ll leave eager to spend hours browsing stitch dictionaries
and dreaming of creative sock ideas that will be easy to implement. A
variety of cuff treatments and toes will also be discussed.
604-6 A Develop Your Own New Sock Architectures                            From left: 612-6 M
                                                                           Bias Knitting, Lily Chin;
Cat Bordhi SUN ALL We’ll investigate hybrids of Cat’s 8 new
                                                                           611-3 E Deliberate
styles of sock architecture, identifying key elements and seeking          Drops, Chris Bylsma
promising blends of the architectures to create original designs.
Finally, we’ll examine tricks for integrating stitch patterns and
colorwork into the geography of our new architectures.
606-3 E Entrelac Basics Gwen Bortner FRI PM Have you
always wanted to try Entrelac but thought it would be too hard?
Beginner or advanced knitter, this class is for you. Knit a small
project to gain hands-on experience in the seamless Entrelac
technique and basic Entrelac construction methods.
    616-3 M A Sampling of Stitches Margaret Fisher                                626-3 M Exotic Estonian ‘Patent’ Stitches Merike
FRI AM See how much fun it is to work with fancy stitch patterns.             Saarniit FRI PM Here’s the fast and efficient Estonian method of
Focus on four stitch families—smocked, elongated, brioche, and                creating those luscious brioche-stitch patterns that are so rich in
twisted traveling stitches. Learn the characteristics of each and             texture. This technique is also used for unique cables, ribs, and
practice working several as Margaret shares tips and hints.                   individual motifs that are sure to evoke “How’d you DO that?!”
                                                                              comments. We’ll swatch all-over patterns, two-color patterns (where
     617-3 E Intro to Entrelac Margaret Fisher SAT PM Entrelac                one color ‘net’ seems to float on a different color ground), individual
knitting creates a fabric with a wonderful basket weave or quilted            motifs, and exotic-looking cables that don’t require a cable needle.
appearance. Create an Entrelac sampler as you learn all the steps of
this fascinating and useful technique.                                        630-3 M Dotty Knits Suzann Thompson SAT PM The slipped-
                                                                              stitch color knitting technique, known as mosaic, is much easier
619-6 A Exploring Mosiac Magic Betsy Hershberg FRI ALL                        than many other color-change techniques—you only work with
If you drool over intricate color work but you don’t want to fuss             one color per row. Learn to knit mosaic patterns. Then learn how to
with the bobbins or learn two-handed stranding, this class is for             chart your own designs—great for turning children’s drawings into
you. The basics of Mosaic Knitting are simple—knit, purl, and slip            a knittable chart.
stitches are all you need to know. And you’ll never knit with more
than one color per row! The magic is the endless variation that               631-6 M Fair Isle Tams Beth Brown Reinsel FRI ALL This Fair
Mosaic Knitting allows. We’ll even add beads to the mix.                      Isle class is for knitters who would like to venture into two-color
                                                                              knitting but haven't had the chance. By knitting a small tam on
620-3 E Textures with a Twist Barry Klein SUN AM                              double pointed needles and or 2 circular needles, we will cover
Work with a variety of textured yarns and stitch patterns, looking at         tubular ribbing edge or corrugated ribbing. Knitting with color in
the play of color and texture. Bring an assortment of needles and             each hand, weaving yarns to reduce snagging, reading tam charts,
Barry will supply the rest. Prepare to spend most of your class time          knitting traditional peerie, border, star patterns, and shaping of the
knitting, reviewing each other’s creations, and discussing design             tam will all be covered.
concepts. Materials fee: $5 for yarn assortment.
                                                                              633-6 M Bohus Stickning Susanna Hansson FRI ALL The story
621-3 M Forgotten Meshes Ruth Lantz THU PM There are                          of Bohus is a story of couture knitting, sociology, womens history,
more variations to k2tog-yo mesh than you ever imagined. Learn                and a cultural legacy all in one. Learn more about this intricate
these great stitches for garments that layer. They CAN be stable              color technique with an informative slide presentation, then discuss
and NOT collapse.                                                             differences between this and other multicolor techniques. With
624-3 M Don’t Fear lace Debbie Radtke THU PM                                  detailed handouts and hands-on practice, you'll fall in love with
In this hands on class you will discover how to read a chart by               these traditional patterns. Materials Fee: $20 includes kit w/yarn
knitting a small sampler, as well as adding a knitted on edging. We           & pattern.
will talk about things to consider when choosing a project, charts vs
written instructions, yarn overs, and matched decreases, as well as                634-3 M The Danish Traditional Nightshirt Vivian
                                                                              Hoxbro THU PM Before the 1900's the women on "my" island in
how needle choice and yarn choice can affect your project. We will
                                                                              Denmark would knit and wear a beautiful knitted shirt in one color,
also cover finishing your lace, washing and blocking (as time allows).
                                                                              based on knit and purl patterns and cable patterns (mainly 2 sts).
625-3 M Fiendishly Difficult Stitches Merike Saarniit THU                     Vivian will show you how to cable and you will be able to try some
PM yes, these are stitches for the adventuresome knitter! Explore             of the old patterns.
unusual stitch manipulations that create exotic fabrics. We’ll
look at what can designate a stitch as ‘difficult’ and find ways to               635-6 M Shadow Knitting Vivian Hoxbro FRI ALL Practice
understand and create those stitches efficiently.                             "Shadow Knitting" and consider many options for this technique
                                                                              with Vivian’s inspiring samples. Create your own shadow patterns,
                                                                              and learn the story behind Shadow Knitting from one of the
                                                                              experts of this fascinating method.
                                                                                  636-3 M Domino for lazy Knitters Vivian Hoxbro SAT
                                                                              PM Learn how to make domino-squares, but do not finish them.
                                                                              Nevertheless finish a project (the class-project is a decoration for
                                                                              your pillow) and then damage it in your washing machine.
                                                                              637-3 M Exploring Pattern Repetition Nancy Marchant FRI
                                                                              AM As knitters we deal with repeating patterns in almost
                                                                              everything we make. Learn to look at those patterns in a new way.
                                                                              Create a single motif then explore repeats in the form of blocks,
                                                                              bricks, drops, diamonds, and more. Then graph your motif repeat
                                                                              and knit it.
                                                                              638-3 M Basic Brioche Nancy Marchant FRI PM Does the
                                                                              brioche stitch confuse you? Nancy guides you through several
                                                                              methods for creating this luscious stitch and shows how to
                                                                              decrease and increase. Then for the fun part! you’ll learn to move
                                                                              and shift the stitch around for a more interesting patterning.
                                                                              639-3 M Beyond Basic Brioche Nancy Marchant SAT AM
                                                                              Learn to work plain brioche and brioche stitch variations with 2
                                                                              or more colors. Make designer increases and decreases and create
                                                                              new patterning by moving the stitch around. Note: Must know how
                                                                              to work the brioche stitch.
                                                                              640-6 M Creative Knitted lace Myra Wood SAT ALL Learn
                                                                              "Lace Logic: and discover a whole new creative approach to
                                                                              knitting lace. Random lace patterns are used to create a gorgeous
              From top: 528-6 M Mitered Corner Magic, Ginger Luters, pg 10;   and unique fabric. It's easier than you think!
              529-3 M Module Magic: Log Cabin Squares, Ginger Luters, pg
12            10; 527-3 M Module Magic: Triangles, Ginger Luters, pg 10,
Extras                                                                   710-3 N Crochet with Straight Edges Bev Cooper FRI PM
ENHANCE WHAT yOU ALREADy KNOW! PLAy WITH NEW FIBERS AND
                                                                         Broaden your experience with the needle arts as you explore
PUT yOUR OWN CREATIVE TWIST ON OLD FAVORITES!                            the world of crochet. Learn to chain, single crochet, half-double
                                                                         crochet and double crochet. A must for all knitters, repertoire.
701-3 E Crochet for Knitters Edie Eckman SAT PM Learn
basic crochet techniques for edgings and finishing details. This is a    711-3 E The Art of Aran Crochet Bev Cooper SUN AM
basic how-to class for those with little or no crochet experience.       Learn some of the most popular Aran crochet stitches. Leave with a
                                                                         sampler of these stitches that can be used as a cushion cover. Also
702-3 N Now I Can Crochet, Too! Barbara Kerr THU PM                      take home an Aran crochet pattern to create a beautiful afghan.
Crochet is easy to learn; it can stand on its own and add pizzazz to
your knitting. Learn the basics, whether you are right or left-handed.        712-3 E Backyard Birds Sharon Costello FRI PM Learn
                                                                         the art of needle felting while creating your favorite backyard
703-3 M Knitting with Fabric Strips Lorna Miser SAT PM                   bird in wool fiber. Sculpt a cardinal, bluejay, robin, bluebird,
Find a new source of knitting yarns by cutting into fabric! Find         woodpecker, gold finch or chickadee. The miniature birds are
out what fabrics work best. Learn many ways to cut the fabric            perfect to hang in a window or on your Christmas tree. Learn to
and join ends. Find out what tools make the cutting faster, easier,      form an armature for feet, sculpt the body, wings, head and tail
and more accurate. Then knit with different widths. Practice by          and create realistic detail for the face and markings.
making a small pouch or purse in class. See what designs work
best with fabric knitting and how to combine it with yarns.                   713-6 E Fancy Felt Bags Sharon Costello SAT ALL Create
                                                                         a one-of-a-kind, seamless felt bag, the perfect size for your wallet,
704-3 E Needle Felting on Knits Debbie Radtke FRI AM This                phone, keys and glasses! Learn to create a resist pattern, layout
fun, hands-on class introduces you to needle felting as a way to         wool for seamless felting and create pockets, straps and closures
embellish your felted purses, totes, slippers, or other projects.        for your bag. Embellish the surface during felting with inlaid
Materials fee: $10 for felting needles, fleece, and foam.                novelty yarn prefelts, fabrics and decorative fibers.
705-3 E Partners, Pairs, & Perfect Matches Sandi Rosner                       714-3 E Perfect Pets Sharon Costello SUN AM Learn the
FRI PM Sometimes the perfect yarn is actually two or more yarns          art of needle felting while creating the perfect pet, sculpted in
in combination! Combining yarns of different colors and textures         wool fiber. Make a miniature dog or cat about 5" to 6". Learn to
can create a fabric that is more than the sum of its parts. Practice     form an armature, create shapes for the body, limbs and tail and
mixing yarns, learn which bring out the best in each other and           sculpt facial details that will bring your pet to life.
which should go their separate ways.
                                                                         715-6 M Spinning Cotton for Knitting Eileen Hallman FRI
706-3 E Spinning for Knitting Merike Saarniit FRI AM Spin                ALL Learn to spin cotton the easy way, on the Indian charkha.
your own yarn and then develop unique ‘gourmet yarns’—silk,              you will learn how to choose cotton fiber and to spin it for either
alpaca, angora, and the most luscious wools. Learn a few tips and        lace weight or chunky, textured yarn. you will knit samples with
tricks to ensure gorgeous handspun yarns, perfect for your special       singles to obtain stretchy ribbing and bias effects.
projects. Great for both those who want to learn the art of spinning
and those who want to further develop their spinning skills.                   716-3 N Hair Pin lace Barbara Kerr SUN AM Hairpin Lace
                                                                         is a decorative braid created using a frame of 2 parallel rods and a
707-3 M Kumihimo: The Art of Traditional Japanese                        crochet hook. you will learn the technique of creating a strip, how
Braiding Candace Eisner-Strick SAT AM Begin your adventure in            to control the loops, how to finish the edges, and the multiple
this beautiful fiber tradition by making a bracelet with one of the      ways to join them together. Note: Must know the basics of crochet
easier braiding techniques. Kumihimo discs will be provided for you      slip stitch, chain and single crochet.
to use. Once you learn the possibilities, you will never want to stop!
Materials fee: $7 for braiding materials and bracelet clasp.                  717-3 N Broomstick lace Barbara Kerr SUN PM
                                                                         Broomstick Lace uses a giant size knitting needle (#50 or #35) and
708-3 E Knit with Wire Nancie Wiseman SUN AM Knitting                    a crochet hook sized to the yarn you are using. The stitch can be
with copper wire can be an interesting way to create artful              combined very easily with other crochet stitches. Note: Must know
knitting. Creating home decor items or jewelry is simple with            the basics of crochet, slip stitch, chain and single crochet.
wire, a few basic tools and supplies that we normally carry in our
knitting bags and a few that we don’t. Students will knit a small        718-6 M Spinning Cotton for Knitting Eileen Hallman SUN
bowl or piece of jewelry. Materials fee: $6 for a roll of copper         ALL Learn to spin cotton the easy way, on the Indian charkha.
wire, beads, and use of tools.                                           you will learn how to choose cotton fiber and to spin it for either
                                                                         lace weight or chunky, textured yarn. you will knit samples with
709-6 N Button Up! Carol Buskey SAT ALL Do you have a                    singles to obtain stretchy ribbing and bias effects.
garment that needs buttons, but you can’t find the perfect ones?
Design them yourself. you choose the right size, shape, and
colors. Learn the fun and easy techniques of making polymer
clay buttons. Bring a swatch, leftover yarn, or your completed
garment. No experience needed. Materials fee: $10.




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100 Color & creativity                       200 Finishing finesse                               300 Garment shaping & designing                          400 Projects &

STITCHES Class Schedule STITCHES East 2008
TEaCHErS                 THURSDAy afternoon                                  FRIDAy morning                                   FRIDAy afternoon
Karen alfke                                                                  402-6 M   Unpattern Top-Down Sweaters
Cat Bordhi               Focus on SOX 7:30PM-9:30PM                          602-6 M   The Freedom of Foxglove Sock Architecture
Gwen Bortner             607-3 M   Entrelac Design                           301-3 M   Pattern Customization                  606-3 E   Entrelac Basics
JC Briar                                                                     501-3 E   Chart Reading and Writing              608-3 E   Get Twisted!
Beth Brown reinsel       502-3 E   The Norwegian Purl                        631-6 M   Fair Isle Tams
Laura Bryant             335-3 M   Fascinating Fibonacci                     336-3 M   "Fake" Short Rows
Carol Buskey
Christine Bylsma         103-6 M   Crayon Box Jacket                                                                          203-3 M   Joy of Finishing
Lily Chin                505-3 E   Tips & Tricks with Lily                   304-6 M   Custom Fitting Existing Patterns
Bev Cooper                                                                   216-3 E   Knitted and Crochet Edges              710-3 N   Crochet with Straight Edges
Sharon Costello                                                                                                               712-3 E   Backyard Birds
Judy Ditmore                                                                 506-3 M   Illusion Knitting
Elise Duvekot                                                                                                                 614-3 M   Columns of Color
Edie Eckman              306-3 M   Pattern Writing 101                       204-3 M   Not Over ‘till It’s Finished           507-3 M   Watch that Swatch!
Fiona Ellis              508-3 M   Twist with the Cable Girl                                                                  509-3 M   Morphing Cables
Margaret Fisher          205-3 E   Superb Seams                              616-3 M   A Sampling of Stitches                 512-3 M   Long and Short of Knit...
Jean Frost               332-3 E   Pockets
Eileen Hallman                                                               715-6 M   Spinning Cotton for Knitting
Susanna Hansson                                                              633-6 M   Bohus Stickning
Betsy Hershberg                                                              619-6 A   Exploring Mosiac Magic
Vivian Hoxbro            634-3 M   The Danish Traditional Nightshirt         635-6 M   Shadow Knitting
Barbara Kerr             702-3 N   Now I Can Crochet, Too!                                                                    519-3 M   Stuck on Steeks?
Galina Khmeleva                                                                                                               209-3 M   The Perfect Edge
Barry Klein              309-6 A   Advanced Design Techniques
ruth Lantz               621-3 M   Forgotten Meshes                          522-3 M   Rolled Endings                         311-3 M   Conquering the Edge
Susan Lazear
Melissa Leapman          524-3 E   Cable Ready                               525-3 M   Cable Variations: The Next Tier        315-3 A   Fully Fashioned & Fabulous
Ginger Luters            529-3 M   Module Magic: Log Cabin Squares           528-6 M   Mitered Corner Magic
Nancy Marchant                                                               637-3 M   Exploring Pattern Repetition           638-3 M   Basic Brioche
Maureen Mason-Jamieson   114-3 E   Dorset Buttons                            318-3 M   Collar Obedience Training              547-3 E   Picture Perfect Intarsia Knitting
Lorna Miser              531-3 M   Sleeves from the Top Down
Kristin Nicolas          120-3 E   The Joy of Color                          121-3 E   Creative Embroidery for Knits          122-3 E   The Edge of Color
Kellie Nuss              533-3 E   Mastering yarn Substitution
Judy Pascale             324-3 E   Armhole Success                           428-3 M   Double your Options                    325-3 M   Necklines Unbound
Sarah Peasley                                                                327-3 M   A Well-Executed Sleeve
Debbie radtke            624-3 M   Don’t Fear Lace                           704-3 E   Needle Felting on Knits
Gayle roehm              The Japanese Innovators 2PM-4PM
Sandi rosner             537-3 E   Making the Most of Self-Striping yarns                                                     705-3 E   Partners, Pairs, & Perfect Matches
Merike Saarniit          625-3 M   Fiendishly Difficult Stitches             706-3 E   Spinning for Knitting                  626-3 M   Exotic Estonian ‘Patent’ Stitches
Jane Slicer-Smith        118-6 M   Intarsia: An Introduction to a World of Color
Leslye Solomon           212-3 M   Buttonholes, Buttons and...               539-3 E   Switch to Continental Style Knitting
Colinette Sansbury       123-3 M   Multi-Directional Colors                                                                   124-3 M   Multi-Directional Colors
Candace Eisner-Strick    540-3 M   Art of Knitting Backwards                 541-3 E   Thumbing the Purl
Suzann Thompson                                                              426-6 A   Argyle Socks in the Round
Beth Whiteside
Nancie Wiseman           544-3 E   I-Cord Extravaganza                       215-6 E   Fine Finishing
Myra Wood                                                                    338-6 A   Advanced Freeform Knitting
David Xenakis                                                                                                                 546-6 M   Double Knitting
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& more projects                 500 Techniques & tips for knitters                         600 Stitch patterns & textures                      700 Extras


  SATURDAy morning                                SATURDAy afternoon                            SUNDAy morning                                   SUNDAy afternoon
  401-6 M   Design it yourself! With Unpatterns                                                 601-3 M   Wonders of Linen Stitch                403-3 M   Cuff Craze: New Twist on Socks

  404-3 M   Swirling Coriolis Sock                                                              604-6 A   Develop your Own New Sock Architectures

  339-3 E   No Wrong Side - Reversible            201-3 E   Create Custom Closures

  302-6 M   Design your Own Socks                                                               116-3 M   Multi-Directional Scarves              556-3 E   Cast-On Cornucopia

  430-12 M    Danish Skrå-trøjer

  115-6 M   Color For Knitters                                                                  337-3 A   Wrap It Right!

  709-6 N   Button Up!

                                                  202-3 M    Beyond Basic Buttons               611-3 E   Deliberate Drops                       504-3 M   Stashology 201

  613-6 M   Weaving Techniques as Applied to Knits                                              612-6 M   Bias Knitting

                                                                                                711-3 E   The Art of Aran Crochet

  713-6 E   Fancy Felt Bags                                                                     714-3 E   Perfect Pets

  305-6 E   Strip Garments                                                                      407-3 E   Gossamer Felted Scarves

  615-3 M   Columns of Cables

  307-3 M   Where Do They Get Those...            701-3 E   Crochet for Knitters                106-3 M   Intarsia Without Fear

  511-6 M   Knitter’s Sampler                                                                   510-3 M   CSI: Cable Stitch Investigation        107-3 M   Experiment with Color & Fair Isle

                                                  617-3 E   Intro to Entrelac                   206-3 M   Advanced Finishing                     513-3 E   Seven Things that can Make...

                                                  548-3 E   Slip it                                                                              331-3 M   I've Got you Collared

                                                                                                718-6 M   Spinning Cotton for Knitting

  408-6 A   Lapland Hand Garments                                                               514-3 E   Great Beginnings                       308-3 M   Japanese Short Rows

  516-3 M   Bead Knitting Sampler                 411-3 A   Have a Ball!                        412-3 A   Betsy's Beaded Bag                     515-3 A   Bead Knitting on the Edge

                                                  636-3 M    Domino for Lazy Knitters           117-6 E   Colors in Knitting

  517-6 M   Mitered Patchwork                                                                   716-3 N   Hair Pin Lace                          717-3 N   Broomstick Lace

  520-6 E   Embraceable Lace                                                                    521-3 M   Russian-Style Continental Knitting

  310-3 M   Complete from the Neck Down                                                         620-3 E   Textures with a Twist

  108-6 E   Color Dazzle with Common yarns                                                                                                       523-3 E   Fancier Beginnings

  334-6 E   From Paper to Needles                                                               333-6 M   East Meets West

                                                  526-3 M    Celtic Cables                      210-3 M   Knitting on the Edge                   316-3 E   Basic Pattern Drafting

  317-6 M   Designing Knitwear on the Computer                                                  527-3 M   Module Magic: Triangles

  639-3 M   Beyond Basic Brioche

                                                  320-3 M    Short Row Savvy                    530-3 M   Knitting in the Shadows                211-3 M   The Joy of Steeks

  322-3 M   Design for Baby, Knit for Baby        703-3 M    Knitting with Fabric Strips        321-6 M   you can Design your own Sweater Really!



  552-3 M   Left Can Be Right For you

                                                                                                429-3 M   The Beaded Cell Purse                  326-3 E   Suitable Seams

  535-3 E   Preventing and Fixing Mistakes                                                                                                       536-3 M   Cut and Paste



  553-6 A   Understanding Japanese Knitting Patterns

  328-3 E   you Don't Need a Pattern for That

                                                  423-3 M    Toe-Up Socks yOUR Way!             427-3 M   Darn It!

  554-3 M   Long Needle Knitting                  555-3 M    Mitered Socks or Booties

  213-3 E   Sweater Finishing                                                                   329-3 E   Design your Dream Sweater



  707-3 M   Kumihimo: The Art of Traditional      425-3 E   The Perfect Holes                   330-3 M   Short Row Round the Circle             214-3 M   Beautiful Beaded Borders

                                                  630-3 M    Dotty Knits                        556-3 M   Pleasing Pleats                        119-3 E   Seveness Knitting

  542-3 E   Round Up                                                                            543-3 N   My First Sweater

                                                                                                708-3 E   Knit with Wire                         111-3 E   Intarsia Basics

  640-6 M   Creative Knitted Lace


                                                                                                                                                                                       1
 Meet the teachers:
 Karen Alfke                                                               Sharon Costello
 After learning to knit as a teenager in Germany, Karen began              Sharon has been a fiber artist for twenty-four years and has been
 designing her own garments. Now a full-time designer and knitting         a full time professional feltmaker since 1995. She is well known
 instructor, she uses her ‘unpatterns’ approach to coach students          for her prize winning needle felted art dolls and felted vessels. She
 through the design process.                                               shares her knowledge of the craft teaching workshops through
 Cat Bordhi                                                                conferences, fiber and doll guilds, art centers and colleges. Her
 Cat teaches workshops all over North America and is the author of         work has been featured in several books: Uniquely Felt, How We Felt,
 New Pathways For Sock Knitters, Book one; Socks Soar on Two Circular      500 Handmade Dolls, and Needle Felt.
 Needles; two books on Mobius knitting: A Treasury of Magical              Judy Ditmore
 Knitting, A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting, and a fiber-filled       Part owner of Interlacements, this fiber fanatic has played with
 novel, Treasure Forest.                                                   color for much of her life. Judy’s design work has grown into a vast
 Gwen Bortner                                                              collection of both wall and wearable art.
 Gwen is a CyCA certified teacher and is accredited by the                 Elise Duvekot
 Professional Knitwear Designers Guild. She gave up her executive          Elise is a knitwear designer who divides her time between the Old
 career to create Knitability, LLC.                                        World and the New. She has an enthusiasm for novel techniques and
 JC Briar                                                                  has developed a new stitch pattern with a treasure trove of possibilities
 A self-confessed technique freak and skill junkie, JC dabbles in all      that will be featured in her upcoming XRX book, Knit one Below.
 kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting and   Edie Eckman
 novel construction techniques. If it involves lace, cables, or seamless   A former yarn shop owner, Edie now designs for magazines and yarn
 construction, it’s sure to catch her eye. She teaches at shops, fiber     companies. She’s been knitting nonstop for 30 years and teaches across
 festivals, and online.                                                    the country. She is the author of The Crochet Answer Book.
 Beth Brown Reinsel                                                        Fiona Ellis
 Best known as a teacher of traditional techniques, Beth designs           Fiona has a degree in Fashion Knitwear Design. She has designed
 many garments with classic styling. She is the author of Knitting         professionally for over 10 years. She is the author of the new book
 Ganseys and publishes her own line of traditional patterns.               Inspired Cable Knits.
 laura Bryant                                                              Margaret Fisher
 With a background in fine art, Laura is creator and owner of Prism        A TKGA Master Knitter and designer, Margaret loves colorful, textured
 yarns. She teachers and designs with a 'no rules' approach to             fabric and well-fitting sweaters with contemporary style. She teaches
 creativity. She has also co-authored two books, Knitting with Novelty     knit, crochet, and sweater design workshops across the country.
 Yarns: Exploring Color, Texture, & Style and A Knitter's Template: Easy   Jean Frost
 Steps to Great-Fitting Garments.                                          years of working in the garment industry have sharpened her skills
 Carol Buskey                                                              in career knits and design. Jean has been teaching for over 15 years,
 Carol learned to knit as a child and now designs for Ellen’s 1/2 Pint     and designs for yarn companies and Knitter’s Magazine. She is the
 Farm, LLC. For the past 15 years, she has taught workshops at fiber       author of Jean Frost Jackets.
 festivals across the country on the art of felting (wet & needle) and     Eileen Hallman
 polymer clay.                                                             Eileen has been spinning cotton on the charkha for 25 years. She
 Christine Bylsma                                                          has developed tools and techniques for spinners, weavers, and
 Chris has her own line of custom knitwear designs. She encourages         knitters and has been teaching these techniques for over 10 years.
 knitters to think outside the box and ‘color outside the lines.’          Susanna Hansson
 lily Chin                                                                 Susanna is a passionate knitter who originally learned to knit in the 5th
 Lily brings the best of fashion and fun to STITCHES and the               grade in her native Sweden. Color and detail are her particular interests.
 handknitting world. She is the author of The Urban Knitter and            Betsy Hershberg
 Mosaic Magic: Afghans Made Easy.                                          Betsy is a life-long knitter with a seemingly unquenchable passion
 Bev Cooper                                                                for knitting with small needles, fine yarn, and small beads–all at the
 As co-director of Belisa Cashmere, Bev has a wealth of knowledge          same time. She is a jewelry maker who also takes great pleasure in
 in luxury yarns. A crocheter for over 40 years, Bev has taught many       teaching the craft of knitting.
 students the joys of creating simple, stylish crocheted pieces.

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vivian Hoxbro                                                                Debbie Radtke
Vivian is a designer of knitting and embroidery for yarn                     Debbie’s ‘fun job’ is as a test-knitter for Fiber Trends, where she has
companies in Scandinavia and the USA. Founder and co-editor                  worked for over 10 years. She also teaches the Learn-to-Knit class
of the Danish knitting guild magazine Gavstrik, she is also the              offered in the STITCHES Market.
author of Dominostrikk (Domino Knitting), and Shadow Knitting.               Gayle Roehm
Barbara Kerr                                                                 Gayle is a former management consultant who now devotes herself
Seeking out knitting knowledge worldwide, Barbara has studied with           to fiber arts, especially knitting. Her designs have been featured
experts including Kaffe Fassett, June Hiatt, Horst Schulz, and Alice         in Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Knits, A Gathering of Lace, and
Starmore. Barbara specializes in patchwork knitting and teaching             other publications. She has traveled throughout the world, speaks
skill-building workshops.                                                    Japanese and has knitted with Japanese designs for years.
Galina Khmeleva                                                              Sandi Rosner
A former clothing designer from Russia, Galina is the owner of Skaska        Sandi is a designer, teacher, and former yarn store owner. She has
Designs and co-author of Gossamer Webs. She teaches techniques               designed sweaters for many yarn companies. Sandi is the author of
used in Russian Orenburg lace shawls.                                        Not Just Socks, Not Just More Socks and Not Just Socks for Kids, a series
Barry Klein                                                                  of books using self-striping sock yarn.
Barry has been knitting since age 10. Working with novelty yarns,            Merike Saarniit
he then founded Trendsetter yarns. He is co-author of Knitting with          Drawing on her Estonian heritage, Merike has been involved with
Novelty Yarns, The Knitter’s Template, and The Ultimate Tee.                 fiber arts since childhood. She teaches workshops in many fiber-
Ruth lantz                                                                   related subjects.
For over 25 years, Ruth has specialized in dressmaking, weaving,             Jane Slicer-Smith
machine/handknitting, and crochet. A former gallery owner, she               A UK native and Australia resident, Jane has been designing since
produced wearable art sold in galleries across the country. She now does     1980. Her label, Signature Handknits, is best known for her A-Line
more experimental work and is a curator for the Ohio Craft Museum.           and Swingcoats.
Susan lazear                                                                 leslye Solomon
Susan is a Professor of Fashion at Mesa College in San Diego. She designs    Leslye owns Fiber Fantasy and Woolstock Knit Shop. Author of The
wearable art and is a computer-graphic artist. She also combined her         Uncomplicated Knitting Machine, she is an enthusiastic teacher known
skills to create a line of software for Cochenille Design Studio.            for her instructional videos on hand and machine knitting.
Melissa leapman                                                              Colinette Sansbury
Author of A Close Knit Family, Crochet with Style, Seasons of Love, and      When Colinette couldn't find yarn in the colors of the antique fabrics
Hot Knits, Melissa designs for publications and yarn companies.              she loved, Colinette yarns was born. Now she lives and works in
Ginger luters                                                                Wales, but spends much of the year in Italy planning new yarns,
Having taught fiber-related classes for 12 years at Saddleback               colorways, and designing for knit and crochet
College, Ginger knits wearable art and teaches creative knitting. She        Candace Eisner-Strick
is the author of Modular Magic.                                              Now retired from teaching cello, Candace concentrates on
Nancy Marchant                                                               designing, writing, and teaching knitting. The author of 5 books, she
Following a MFA from Fiberworks in California, Nancy has                     has taught internationally since 1998. She is the creator of a line of
been passionate about textile arts throughout her career. Her                yarn, Merging Colors, and Strickwear patterns.
innate sense of color and her intricate designs have brought her             Suzann Thompson
success in both designing and teaching. An Indiana native, she               Suzann has knitted enough sweaters to see her through a lifetime of
now lives in the Netherlands.                                                Texas winters. Now she combines knitting, crocheting, sewing, and
Maureen Mason-Jamieson                                                       embellishment to make wall hangings. With 200-plus designs and
A Canadian native, Maureen focuses her attention on color work,              articles published in books and magazines, Suzann enjoys spreading
particularly in modular knitting. A designer for publications and yarn       enthusiasm for knitting, crochet, color, and all textile artistry.
companies, she also teaches across the US and Canada.                        Beth Whiteside
lorna Miser                                                                  A former software professional and native New Englander, Beth
Founder of Lorna’s Laces, Lorna’s days are no longer spent at the            strives to be a jack-of-all-trades knitter, mastering everything from
dye pot, but designing and teaching. She favors basic patterns with          intricate intarsia to unusual shaping to cables and lace.
surprising twists of color and texture.                                      Nancie Wiseman
Kristin Nicholas                                                             Nancie is known for her teaching, instructional videos, and books;
Kristin is the author and illustrator of several best-selling knitting and   Lace from the Attic; Knitted Shawls, Stoles, & Scarves; Knitted Sweaters
stitchery books. For 16 years, she was Creative Director of Classic          for Every Season, and more.
Elite yarns. Her latest book is Kristin Knits, a book which combines         Myra Wood
colorful knitting and embroidery.                                            Myra is known as a fiber artist/designer and author. She teaches a
Kellie Nuss                                                                  wide range of classes and specializes in all things freeform.
Kellie learned to knit as a child and has been designing and teaching        David Xenakis
knitting professionally for eight years. She loves to help students feel     Formerly known as the ’List Dad’ for KnitU, part of XRX’s online
confident and content with their knitting.                                   community, David is the President and digital guru for Knitter’s
Judy Pascale                                                                 Magazine & XRX Books. His background as a weaver and editor of
An enthusiastic knitwear designer and teacher from Connecticut,              The Prairie Wool Companion shapes his interest in knitting.
Judy specializes in finishing and design, emphasizing custom fitting.
Sarah Peasley
Sarah is a knitting instructor based in Lansing, MI. Her passion is
making knitting accessible to everyone. She is well known for the
patience and humor with which she teaches, for the relevance and
detail of her class notes, and for her ability to instill confidence and
provide her students with a wide range of lasting skills.
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                                                                                SOX Classes
                                                      302-6 M Design Your Own Socks JC Briar SAT ALL
                                                      Create socks that fit your feet and match your wardrobe! Learn to choose yarn




You could win
                                                      and needles, figure out sizing issues, and create heels and toes. Keep it simple or
                                                      get creative with fancy stitch patterns. Note: Need the ability to knit in the round.

                                                           403-3 M Cuff Craze: New Twist on Socks Karen Alfke SUN PM Tired
                                                      of the same old socks? Looking for new ideas to dress up your feet? Learn several




           $6,000
                                                      sock cuff designs that will entertain and amuse you. Look at welted and ruffled
                                                      cuffs, and even a wild sideways design.

                                                      404-3 M Swirling Coriolis Sock Architecture Cat Bordhi SAT AM
                                                      A band travels from one side of the mid-foot up over the arch, fitting this sock
                                                      to your foot. you’ll learn to knit both the simple and spiraling versions and how
                                                      to extend these elegant socks into knee-socks and beyond. A variety of cuffs and
                        if you can                    toes will be discussed.

                                                           423-3 M Toe-Up Socks YOUR Way! Merike Saarniit SAT PM
                                                      Ideal for both novice and experienced sock knitters, this toe-up universal sock
                                                      is good for almost any weight yarn and any gauge. Create many sizes of socks,
                                                      from ornamental to baby booties to children’s and adult sizes. Students will knit a
                                                      mini-sock during class. Note: Must be comfortable using dpns.

                                                      426-6 A Argyle Socks in the Round Suzann Thompson FRI ALL
                                                      Learn to handknit a seamless argyle sock by improving on the techniques used
                                                      by clever industrial knitters. This hands-on class for knitting techies requires
                                                      concentration.

                                                      555-3 M Mitered Socks or Booties Jane Slicer-Smith SAT PM
                                                      Miters have to be one of the simplest ways of achieving rewarding and colorful
                                                      results. Simply basic garter stitch with a decrease, worked in two color stripes.
                                                      Learn to pick up stitches and join colors as well as to weave in ends as you knit.
                                                      Jane will demonstrate her use of miters from Caplets to A line coats and as
                                                      garment trims.

                                                      602-6 M The Freedom of Foxglove Sock Architecture Cat Bordhi FRI ALL
                                                      Learn your way around one of Cat’s new styles by knitting a baby-sized
                                                      sock. With Foxglove architecture, even a brand-new sock knitter can create


                      contest!
                                                      an original design the first time around. you’ll leave eager to spend hours
                                                      browsing stitch dictionaries and dreaming of creative sock ideas that will
                                                      be easy to implement. A variety of cuff treatments and toes will also be
                                                      discussed.

                                                      604-6 A Develop Your Own New Sock Architectures Cat Bordhi SUN ALL
                                                      We’ll investigate hybrids of Cat’s 8 new styles of sock architecture, identifying
                                                      key elements and seeking promising blends of the architectures to create
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       Hotel Reservations
       We have a block of rooms set aside for STITCHES attendees. Be sure to mention STITCHES when you call the hotel; there are
       a limited number of rooms available at these prices or until October 6, 2008, whichever comes first.
       NOTE: Additional hotels will be listed on the STITCHES Website when the room block fills. These may be
       further from the Convention Center, but will be within close driving distance. Prices will vary.

Marriott Inner Harbor        Hilton Baltimore       Holiday Inn Inner Harbor          Days Inn Inner Harbor         Sheraton Inner Harbor
    1105 S Eutaw St            401 W Pratt St            301 W Lombard St                  100 Hopkins Pl               300 S Charles St
  Baltimore, MD 21201       Baltimore, MD 21201         Baltimore, MD 21201             Baltimore, MD 21201           Baltimore, MD 21201
    800-228-9290 or           800-HILTONS or             1-888-HOLIDAY or                  800-329-7466 or               800-325-3535 or
     410-962-0202              443-573-8700                410-685-3500                     410-576-1000                  410-962-8300
  $189 Single/Double         $189 Single/Double         $149 Single/Double               $142 Single/Double            $189 Single/Double
                                                        Parking rate $18/day
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