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From the Beginning, Beyond the Ordinary

Instructor: Chris Bylsma       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ From the Beginning, Beyond the Ordinary

Ribbing doesn’t have to be your only option for starting a garment when there are so many fun and lovely alternatives. Learn these amazing yet hard-working cast-ons, hems and couture starts to give your garments new personality and admiring comments of “How did you do that?”


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Stashology 201

Instructor: Chris Bylsma       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: All levels      

Description ~ Stashology 201

Stashers Unite! An "adequate supply of yarn" is nothing to be ashamed of - it's a true art and science. You already understand "archiving" (Stash 101), now explore "retrieving", "feeding" and "creating" from your wonderful treasure trove. Learn to release your own creative powers to combine fibers, textures, colors, and varying weights to create many different types of "stash fabric". Explore how to use your stash fabric to turn the ordinary into extraordinary as you plan the garment of your choice. Recommended for stashers of all quantity levels.


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Steeks to the Rescue

Instructor: Chris Bylsma       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Steeks to the Rescue

Steeks are not just for traditional knitting, and they are not scary, but empowering Learn three different non-machine ways to anchor and cut your knitting (yes!) to change a pullover to a cardigan, shape a neckline, re-size a garment, shape armholes and put you in charge. Learn some very non-traditional and eye-opening ways to include steeks in your knitting.


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The Joy of Finishing

Instructor: Chris Bylsma       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Easy      

Description ~ The Joy of Finishing

Ok, it may not be a sexy subject, but knowing the secrets of finishing can be pretty exciting and downright empowering. Learn the joy of sleek shoulder lines, invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of stitches without counting, beautiful buttonholes, “shortening” sleeves, taming sleeveless armholes and other touches. It it’s worth knitting, it’s worth finishing beautifully—and easily.


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Short Row Choices

Instructor: Karen Morin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced Beginner      

Description ~ Short Row Choices

So many short rows, so many choices.  You will learn several different short row methods and when to use them.  Wrap and Turn, Yarnover, German and more.


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Eight Empowering Edges

Instructor: Chris Bylsma       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Eight Empowering Edges

Ribbing and garter stitch edges are usually reliable choices for edges, but not all edges are equal. Learn eight hard-working edges (and maybe a few more) that empower you as a knitter to create beautiful, professional details, provide the control needed for various edges and give you the option of making your own design decisions in a project. Add these trusted friends of mine to your bag of tricks for future projects or even to solve an existing problem.


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Intro to Brioche Stitch

Instructor: Karen Morin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced Beginner      

Description ~ Intro to Brioche Stitch

Brioche on your Bucket List?  This a mental intro to 2 color Brioche Stitch.  (Easier than 1 color).  Learn the basics of this very popular stitch, get comfortable with it and how to fix mistakes.


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