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Beaded Wristers

Instructor: Lily Chin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Beaded Wristers

Bead-knitted wrist warmers have a long tradition in Scandinavian and Baltic countries. Both men and women wore the wrist warmers or pulse warmers with folk costumes. Learn this simple technique using garter st as the base. Chart your own graphics and learn how to work beads into your work.


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Join as You Go Mock-Cabled Join

Instructor: Lily Chin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Join as You Go Mock-Cabled Join

Instead of seaming, try join-as-you-go. Not only is there no sewing, this method gives you a mock cable effect! Whether working garment pieces or different colored strips for an afghan or even a pillow, rug or handbag, add this easy, decorative bit and infuse some glorious color. This is one of those “why didn’t I think of this” type of techniques. It looks way more complicated than it really is. Bang for your buck is when something looks complex but is simple to do. Join a new piece to the left of an existing piece and to the right of an existing piece. Join shaped pieces and see how easy shaping can be incorporated in the cabled join.


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Knit Weaving

Instructor: Lily Chin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Knit Weaving

Sometimes referred to as Swedish Weaving or Inlay, learn this technique of applying a separate strand of yarn to your work without actually knitting it. Instead, this “weaving yarn” goes through the knit fabric and sits on either surface (either in front or in back). This means an added layer of warmth. This also entails a fresh and easy way of getting color patterning without having to learn Fair Isle Knitting. The bonus is that this imparts a texture that mimics weaving. Use up scrap yarns, find a use for that “problem” yarn, deal with scratchy yarns. Get to chart up your own patterns in the process.


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Designing and Charting your own Original Cables

Instructor: Lily Chin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Designing and Charting your own Original Cables

You've done many cables before and want to get into more complex cable patterns. Maybe you want to design your own cables. Learn how cable patterns are actually formed, what are the basic traits and characteristics and manipulations? When you get a better understanding of how cable patterns work, not only can you follow the directions a whole lot better, fewer mistakes are made. You may even look at a cable pattern and figure out how to work it even without verbal directions!


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Giving You the Slip

Instructor: Lily Chin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Giving You the Slip

Most of the time, we think of slipped stitches in color, forming patterns know as Mosaic Knitting. Yet slipped stitches can also yield effects in texture as well. Explore single color slip stitching for raised surface interest. Slipped stitches can also neaten the side edges of the knitting. See how versatile this little action is. Sample several swatches and see the slipped stitch in action.


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What to look for in yarn

Instructor: Lily Chin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: All levels welcome      

Description ~ What to look for in yarn

Have lots of stash and don't know what it's good for?  Ever shopped for yarn not knowing what you're getting?  Get an insight into how yarn is made and what are some properties.  Use these properties to determine what projects are suited for which yarns.  Be a better shopper as well as a yarn user.  Bring in present yarns in your stash to see what it might want to be "when it grows up."


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Ins and Outs of I-Cord

Instructor: Lily Chin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced Beginner      

Description ~ Ins and Outs of I-Cord

I-cord is a circular tube of stockinette stitch, usually comprised of 4 stitches. It is the same result as the knitting Nancy or knitting spool but uses two double-pointed needles. Learn how to make this simple and useful strand and its applications. More importantly, see how easy it is to trim knitting with it as a fun and functional trim or border. Try some of the manipulations like using it to bind off pieces or even to seam pieces together. Look at a few other uses for this versatile bit of knitting. I-cord stands for Idiot-Cord, but Elizabeth Zimmerman said it really should be Ingenious-Cord.


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