• Stitches West 2014 – Argyle class

    I just love teaching knitters the ins and outs of argyle socks. I’ve been teaching this class since Sock Summit 2009, and I not only am not tired of it, I’m enjoying the class more than ever. The yarns we have to knit argyles with just keep getting more amazing, it is super-fun to knit a sock “flat”, and watching knitters knit a gusset flat is just a hoot. Knitters seem to like it, too, there is a lot of laughter (when they are not concentrating), and sharing of yarn to put more and more colors into their swatches.

    a study of concentration

    a study of concentration

     

    The Stitches West 2014 group was particularly enjoyable to be with. Toward the end of the day, some of them let me photograph them with their work.
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    a pop of orange...

    a pop of orange…

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    Sandy dressed to match her swatch!  Funny how that happens, sometimes

    Sandy dressed to match her swatch! Funny how that happens, sometimes

    Disney colors Then, a few knitters got the idea to get all of the swatches together on a table.

    a plethora of colorful swatches

    a plethora of colorful swatches

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    I’ve since heard from a few of them by e-mail, with plans to knit their full-size argyles, and I look forward to finding out how they progress. All classes are special, but this is a group I wouldn’t mind scheduling a reunion with at Stitches West 2015!