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June 21-23, 2013 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL
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Knitting

Class ID: 1162 - Artfully Agitated Stripes: An Introduction to Mosaic Knitting

Teacher: Franklin Habit
Class Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Friday August 1st
Class Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Class Location: 7

At first glance, Mosaic Knitting looks like garden variety stranded color work--but it's not. Mosaic patterns are really two-row stripes, joggled here and there with slipped stitches. The result? Beautiful designs and intriguing fabrics in stockinette, garter stitch--and hybrids thereof. And amazingly--you'll never knit with more than one color in a row. Want to find out how it works, and how to design your own mosaic color patterns? Join us, and bring your imagination.

Students Will Learn: the structure and method of mosaic knitting from charts, and the rules of designing mosaic patterns.

Homework: None

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting.


Students Should Bring: Yarns: Two balls of smooth (non-fuzzy), worsted-weight yarn (for example: Cascade 220, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, or similar) in highly contrasting solid colorways. Needles: 1 circular needle (preferably 16-24 inches) in a size appropriate to give a comfortable, firm gauge (such as would be appropriate for a warm scarf or hat) in the yarns selected. Notions: Notebook, pencils (not pens) and erasers for sketching and charting. Two or more 8.5x11 sheets of graph paper ruled in squares at 4 squares/inch. This paper is easily procured from shops or can be printed, free, at http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/square.html.


Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1170 - Combination Knitting

Teacher: Annie Modesitt
Class Level: Advanced Beginner (limited exp
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Saturday August 2nd
Class Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Class Location: 6

Christened “Combination Knitting" by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts (Fall 2000 Interweave Knits magazine), this combination of Western and Eastern style knitting is faster, creates a nicer tension with less "rowing out" and less wrist strain. Established knitters may enjoy this different method, new knitters can mistress this right away!

Students Will Learn: the architecture and grammar of ALL knitting stitches, and how to read their knitting, create happy stitches and find a more intuitive way to create knit fabric.

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): Students should know how to knit and purl.

Materials Fee Includes: N/A

Students Should Bring: Light colored worsted weight yarn, needles to work well with yarn

Teacher Will Supply: N/A

Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Class Size: 25
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1172 - Design Your Own-Sock Yarn Shawl

Teacher: Jen Lucas
Class Level: Intermediate
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Sunday August 3rd
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 3

Ready to learn how to design your own shawl? Jen Lucas, author of the best-selling book, Sock-Yarn Shawls, will go through all the steps of designing your own sock-yarn shawl from start to finish.

Students Will Learn: to design a top-down triangle shawl. Students will learn everything you need to know to create your design from the garter tab cast-on, inserting in the desired lace patterns you want to use, all the way to the bind off.

Homework: None

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): knit, purl, increasing, decreasing. Must be able to read and follow a pattern and be comfortable with knitting from a chart.


Students Should Bring: 100 yards ( 375+ yards, if you want to continue knitting an entire shawl at home after class) of a smooth, solid, light-colored fingering weight/sock yarn; different sized knitting needles for swatching (Needle sizes US 3, US 4, and US 5 are best; circular needles 24” or longer recommended); pencil with eraser, pens and/or highlighters of different colors; tapestry needle, stitch markers, notebook or something to use for note-taking.


Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1175 - Estonian Style - Nupps and Starflowers

Teacher: Denise Bell
Class Level: Advanced
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Friday August 1st
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 8

The Estonian style of lacework involves several stitches, including nupps and starflowers, that many lace knitters are unfamiliar with or are intimidated by. Unlike a bobble, a nupp lies flat and has little surface disruption. A starflower begins with the same first step as the nupp, but rather than building inwards it blooms into an open feature. Students will see several examples of nupps and starflowers in finished projects and work on a sample swatch with nupps and starflowers.

Students Will Learn: how to properly execute nupp and starflower stitches without use of a crochet hook.

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): how to read a chart and execute the following stitches without assistance: k, p, k2tog, yo, ssk, slk2togpsso and have some lace experience.


Students Should Bring: a size 4US or 5US needle, either a circular or straights will do as long as the tips are sharp. Students should have on hand two stitch markers along with their usual knitting kit containing scissors etc.

Teacher Will Supply: butterflies of lace weight yarn; blocking pins and boards; swatch chart; Estonian lace books for viewing; completed shawls that demonstrate the stitches. If time allows class will block the small swatch they have knit during class.

Minimum Age: Not specified
Maximum Class Size: 15
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1179 - Get The Skinny On Lace

Teacher: Denise Bell
Class Level: Intermediate
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Saturday August 2nd
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 8

While it's true that any type of yarn can be used to make lace, and that there are many wonderful works made from heavy yarns, there is something special about a lace piece made from lace weight yarn. But many knitters are lace-phobic and don't take the step towards skinny yarns. In this class you'll get the skinny on lace from a junkie, and you'll have begun a jaw-dropping lace shawl using hand-dyed lace weight merino.

Students Will Learn: chart reading as well as tips on how to knit with lace weight yarn while actually starting a lace shawl in class. Blocking will be briefly discussed as well.

Homework: Students should browse Oak Barn Merino Lace Weight yarn at www.lostcityknits.com and use the website's contact page to inform teacher of color preference no less than three days before the class. A cake will be ready for you in class.

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): how to k,p,ssk,k2tog,s1k2togpsso

Materials Fee: $30.00
   *Material fees are separate from class fees and paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Materials Fee Includes: a 1000 skein of hand-dyed Lost City Knits Oak Barn Merino Lace Weight yarn and an original pattern from Lost City Knits.

Students Should Bring: a size 5US circular needle with sharp tips, two stitch markers, and their usual knitting kit containing scissors etc.


Minimum Age: Not specified
Maximum Class Size: 18
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1180 - How to Knit Triangular Shawl the Russian way: The Old Russian Triangular Shawl

Teacher: Inna Voltchkova
Class Level: Advanced Beginner (limited exp
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Friday August 1st
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 3

Triangles can be knitted from almost any directions, with many choices for pattern. The back of the shawl is an ideal place for elaborate pattern to be displayed. Class is a part of theme “Triangular trilogy”, which highlights the unique design of Russian triangular shawls. Knitters will be introduced to Old Russian Style shawl: triangular shawl knitted from corner to corner; also design of this shawl will include few basic elements from the Orenburg Style lace knitting. Only knit, knit together and yarn over stitches will build this authentic shawl. This sample shawl will teach students all construction principles and techniques used in full-size shawl

Students Will Learn: cast on, bind off; design; lace chart reading; work with chart - all in preparation each student to knit their own triangular shawl.

Homework: None

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): knit, knit together, yarn over, slip the firs stitch of every row as if to purl with yarn in front (sl 1 pwise wyf)

Materials Fee: $5.00
   *Material fees are separate from class fees and paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Materials Fee Includes: Color copy of patterns

Students Should Bring: favorite needles (any style), sizes 1-3. Yarn for swatch – lace, fingering weight or sport. Light colored yarns work best. Do not bring multi-colored yarn as it will NOT show the full effect of the pattern and will make it difficult to see. Stitch markers; pencils w/erasers; note-taking materials; pattern reading equipment the student usually uses i.e. magnifying bar or glasses, etc; row counter.

Teacher Will Supply: samples of shawl

Minimum Age: Not specified
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1185 - Mad About Plaid

Teacher: Annie Modesitt
Class Level: Advanced Beginner (limited exp
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Saturday August 2nd
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 6

Plaid is a wonderful thing, and so satisfying for a knitter! Don’t be afraid, be bold and confident as you take up your needles - enjoy the full range of colored yarns that are all around you!

Students Will Learn: an exciting new technique to create a relatively pain-free plaid, this opening up endless opportunities to use your stash! By using 4 colors of yarn and a slip stitch technique, we will create a simple plaid fabric.

Homework: No Homework

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): Students should know how to knit and purl

Materials Fee Includes: N/A

Students Should Bring: 4 contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn, needles to work well with yarn including a CIRCULAR needle.

Teacher Will Supply: Instructor will supply Handouts and pattern

Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1187 - Now You See It, Now You Don't: Shadow Knitting

Teacher: Franklin Habit
Class Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Friday August 1st
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 7

Color and texture meet and mingle with startling results in the subtle, intriguing fabrics created by shadow (also called "illusion") knitting. Stripes, garter stitch, and stockinette combine to create patterns that appear or vanish depending upon the angle of view--perfect for hiding secret messages in your work. We will not only learn the technique (including simple chart reading), but will also investigate methods for designing shadow patterns, and play with creating our own charts for custom projects.

Students Will Learn: the structure and method of shadow knitting from charts, as well as ways of designing their own shadow patterns

Homework: None

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting.


Students Should Bring: Yarns: Two balls of smooth (non-fuzzy), worsted-weight yarn (for example: Cascade 220, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, or similar) in highly contrasting solid colorways. (Patterns will show up best in yarns with a round profile--look for yarns with 3 or more plies.) Needles: 1 circular needle, 24 inches, in a size appropriate to give a comfortable, firm gauge (such as would be appropriate for a warm scarf or hat) in the yarns selected. Notions: Notebook, pencils (not pens) and erasers for sketching and charting. Two or more 8.5x11 sheets of graph paper ruled in squares at 4 squares/inch. This paper is easily procured from shops or can be printed, free, at http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/square.html.


Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1193 - Swedish Cast Ons

Teacher: Beth Brown-Reinsel
Class Level: All Levels
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Sunday August 3rd
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 2

Six cast-ons from Sweden will be taught in this hands-on class. They are all one-needle cast-on methods, and can be adapted for one or two color edges for weaters, mittens, socks, and hats. In addition, two bind-offs will be shown. As a bonus, three British cast-ons will be taught as well.

Students Will Learn: nine practical and decorative cast-ons and two bind-offs.

Homework: None

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): how to cast on at least one way, and to knit and purl.


Students Should Bring: Two contrasting colors of the same weight yarn, either sport or worsted weight. A pair of appropriately sized 12" or 16" circular or short straight needles. (Example: 4.5 mm or 5.0 mm (US size 7 or 8) for worsted yarn, 3.75 mm or 4.0 mm (US size 5 or 6) for sport yarn.) Optional: hang tags for labeling samples


Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Class Size: 18
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1196 - Textured Twined Knitted Fingerless Mitts

Teacher: Beth Brown-Reinsel
Class Level: Intermediate
Class Type: All Day
Class Date: Friday August 1st
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Class Location: 2

Learn the fascinating Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting, by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts. This 400 year old technique creates a warm and elastic fabric that creates an embossed look with its lovely motifs. Working in the round, the techniques covered include the basics of twine knitting and purling and different motif stitches which can be used to enhance other regular knitting projects such as mittens, hats, socks and more!

Students Will Learn: how to twine knit and twine purl, how to manage the yarn, how to read a Twined Knitting chart, how to create the "O" Stitch, the Crook Stitch, the Chain Path, the asymmetrical thumb gusset with twined increases, and the Herringbone Braid-a beautiful addition to any knitting project!

Homework: Main color yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball with the two ends accessible before class.

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): how to knit in the round on double-points, Magic Loop, or two circulars. Ability to knit in the English style is helpful, but not mandatory.

Materials Fee: $1.00
   *Material fees are separate from class fees and paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Materials Fee Includes: 13 page handout and charts.

Students Should Bring: around 4 oz. light colored worsted weight yarn for two mitts (Yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball); 1 oz. contrasting yarn of the same weight (heathers and fuzzy yarns obscure the patterns–four ply yarns show the textures best); one set of 7" long (or shorter) double pointed needles, size 4mm (US 6); tapestry needle and stitch markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, magnetic board or sticky notes for keeping one's place on the chart.


Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $140.00


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Class ID: 1197 - The Orenburg Lace Tradition: Basic Elements sample Lace Cowl Scarf

Teacher: Inna Voltchkova
Class Level: Advanced Beginner (limited exp
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Friday August 1st
Class Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Class Location: 3

There are ten basic elements that form the heart of Orenburg's knitted lace tradition, exclusive combinations of these elements result in the unique pattern designs of Orenburg lace shawls. Right combination and use of these elements in modern accessories create new interesting images with bright ethic character. In this class we are going to use �mobius shape� idea: beautifully turning loop with no beginning and end, for sample lace cowl. Class design to introduce basic elements of Orenburg Lace, and combine them in to elegant motives for scarf, border teeth, unique cast on and bind offs, and grafting method.

Students Will Learn: the Orenburg Lace basic elements and there combination; cast on, bind off; border teeth; grafting method; lace chart reading; work with chart - all in preparation each student to knit their own lace cowl scarf.

Homework: For grafting method: knit two swatches using sport or DK yarn: 20 sts wide by 10 rows high, do not bind off (BO).

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): knit, knit together, yarn over,bind off, slip the firs stitch of every row as if to purl with yarn in front (sl 1 pwise wyf)

Materials Fee: $5.00
   *Material fees are separate from class fees and paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Materials Fee Includes: color copy of pattern

Students Should Bring: favorite needles (any style), sizes 1-3. Yarn for swatch � lace, fingering weight or sport. Light colored yarns work best. Do not bring multi-colored yarn as it will NOT show the full effect of the pattern and will make it difficult to see. Stitch markers; pencils w/erasers; note-taking materials; pattern reading equipment the student usually uses i.e. magnifying bar or glasses, etc; row counter.

Teacher Will Supply: samples of scarf/cowl

Minimum Age: Not specified
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1199 - Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting

Teacher: Annie Modesitt
Class Level: Advanced Beginner (limited exp
Class Type: Half Day
Class Date: Sunday August 3rd
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Class Location: 6

We’ll cover the basics of Mitered - or Domino - Knitting, learn ways to visualize mitered patterns through charts, and begin The Universal Mitered Bag, which can be completed at the knitters own pace after the class.

Students Will Learn: how to create a mitered diamond including a great centered decrease and tips for picking up stitches along the edge of garter fabric.

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): Students should know how to knit, purl, and basic decreasing (K2tog)

Materials Fee Includes: N/A

Students Should Bring: at least 2 different colors of worsted or sport weight yarn (variegated is fine), circular needles of any length to work well with your chosen yarn. DPNs of a smaller size are also helpful.

Teacher Will Supply: N/A

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Class Size: 20
Class Fee: $75.00


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Class ID: 1203 - Weave the Center, Knit the Edge: The Ligeia Stole Workshop

Teacher: Franklin Habit
Class Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Class Type: All Day
Class Date: Saturday August 2nd
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Class Location: 5

The Ligeia Stole brings together two ancient arts--weaving and knitting--to create a finished piece that's both striking and elegant. In this full-day workshop, designers Franklin Habit and John Mullarkey will guide you through all the necessary steps, from weaving and joining the beautifully patterned elements of the pin-woven center; through the knitting-on of the matched lace edging. You won't believe how simple the tools and techniques are, and how quickly your own treasured stole will come together. No previous weaving experience is required!

Note: This class is listed twice because it has 2 teachers. Because we listed it two times, each listing carries only half the maximum number of seats available. If the class is full here, please check under John Mullarkey's version here, as there may still be openings available in the class.



Students Will Learn:

Homework: None

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): Students must be fluent in the basics of knitting, including casting on and binding off, yarn overs, increasing and decreasing, and basic chart reading. Previous weaving and sewing experience is not required.


Students Should Bring: One skein smooth, non-fuzzy fingering or DK yarn in white or a light solid or semi-solid color; natural fibers (or predominantly natural blends) are preferred. (One full skein will suffice for class; to complete the full stole, you will need approximately 1400 yds of your yarn of choice.) Three double-pointed knitting needles, length 6-8 inches, size US 3 or 4�or of whatever size gives you a drapey gauge suitable for lace with your yarn of choice. Scissors. Tapestry needle. Stitch markers. Notebook and pen or pencil for taking notes.

Teacher Will Supply: ZoomLooms for pin weaving will be made available for your use (and purchase) at the class.

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Class Size: 8
Class Fee: $140.00

CLASS IS FULL