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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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Tips and Tricks

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

Description ~ Tips and Tricks

Learn all the little secrets to make knitting life easier and better from a knitting expert.  Take away small "fix-its" so you can find greater joy in your knitting and improve the details that will take your knitting to the next level.


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The NEWS Sweater

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

Description ~ The NEWS Sweater

NEWS stands for North, East, West, South. This multi-directional garment is formulaic and requires no particular pattern. Each section builds on the previous one. Start with a front and back panel, pick up to build the sides up sideways. Work until it is wide enough. Try it on every step of the way to ensure fit. Continue with sleeves, if desired. Work the sleeves until they are long enough. Do different patterned stitches in each section without worrying about matching gauges.


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Phony Cables

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

Description ~ Phony Cables

We love cables but we sometimes don't like the interruption of actually doing a cable. Learn several ways of achieving a cable look without having to actually re-arrange the stitches. Try out several easier alternatives, including a two-color faux cable and a trim. These are guaranteed to be unique and often much faster with similar results.


Several ways to create cables without re-arranging stitches


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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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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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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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Design Inspiration

Instructor: Lily Chin       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: All Levels      

Description ~ Design Inspiration

Have you ever wondered where ideas come from? Where do designers draw their inspiration from? How do they interpret their ideas into reality? What problems arise? What challenges are posed? What details do they specifically look for? What special tools are involve? See the many examples of source and result in this show-and-tell lecture. This is a very fun and educational lecture that works wonderfully onboard a cruise ship. Lily is extremely full of knowledge and can easily overwhelm students with too much hands-on learning. This lecture enables you to learn quite a bit in a more informal and relaxing lecture format.


How to fine tune and focus on having greater creativity and inspiration and how to bring ideas into reality


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