This year, I will be participating in the Los Angeles Yarn Crawl again. This year, Stitch Cafe over in Valley Village (Studio City) area is hosting my trunk show. (Those of you who remember the show Knitty Gritty, might have seen Stitch Cafe on TV!) On Saturday, 4/13, I will also be teaching “Kitchener Like A Pro” and “The Right Fit.” I offered both of those classes at Stitches West and they sold out (in fact, all of my classes) at my cap of 25 students per class. So, please jump on this opportunity and share with your friends. There is still space in both of these classes. To sign up, call Stitch Cafe at (818) 980-1234. Descriptions of the classes below:
The Right Fit
In “The Right Fit,” we will discuss different body types, evaluate your body type and shape, how to measure your body, how to adjust for problem areas, what knitting patterns to select for your body, how to make modifications and adjustments to your knitting to best highlight your assets and hide those problem areas, and much, much more! This is definitely a hands-on exploratory class for everyone. If this class is taught at a yarn shop, we will also talk about color selection and go around the shop to look at yarns.
Kitchener Like A Pro
In this class, we will learn how to graft in pattern. We will talk about stitch theory to help you understand why your needle will go one way and not another, the mechanics of the Kitchener stitch, the mechanics of Kitchenering in pattern and situations in which this technique can be useful. I also have developed an easier method for you to read grafting instructions and will teach you how to use this method to make it easier for you to graft in pattern. We will practice grafting different kinds of stitches, including Stockinette, reverse stockinette, seed stitch, different rib stitches and cabled stitches.