Stacked stitches are an innovative approach to striped colorwork, best known as the technique behind the Fox Paws pattern. Stacks can add shaping, create 3d texture, replace short rows, and when combined with stripes, they create intricate motifs without unsightly strands on the wrong side of your projects.
You’ll never need to manage more than one color at a time or worry about bobbins because stacked stitches bend rows of garter stitch into new shapes and patterns using only increases and decreases.
This introductory class will enable knitters of all levels to try out the technique in a swatch and become confident working patterns that incorporate stacked stitches. We will focus on mastering the increase and decrease stitches and learn several strategies for avoiding problems and fixing mistakes.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Students should have experience knitting, increasing, decreasing, and reading patterns. Special increases and decreases are taught in class.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Find out more about Xandy here.
Class is held virtually from the comfort and safety of your own home via the Zoom conferencing App. A computer, tablet or handheld device is essential for participating. A recording of the class will be available for a limited time after the class to only those who participated.
Technology Required: Zoom App, computer or Tablet
Prerequisites: Confident with knit and reading a pattern.
Cost: $60 plus materials
Date/Time: Saturday, February 19th 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Materials can be purchased from Spun with a 10% discount. Contact us for details.
• 2+ colors of worsted-weight yarn
• Circular needles with a flexible cord in a size corresponding to your yarn and in adjacent sizes (recommend US 7 or 8 (4.5 or 5mm), metal or plastic needles, not wood)
• Locking stitch markers
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
• Highlighter tape
• Digital row counter
Please read our class booking policies for more information. Class has a minimum of 5 participants. **All registrants must agree to being recorded for viewing by only those who participated and for a limited time.