Stephen West

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Stephen West might not even need and introduction. We are happy to have him teaching again at Knit Fest!

Stephen has taught highly popular workshops at yarn shops throughout the United States as well as internationally in Iceland, Scandinavia, Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands and The UK.

He continues to produce pattern books and hosts several online knit alongs each year like the Mystery Shawl Knit Along, Yarn a Long and Westknits Shawl Club. His simple clean designs have now been knitted by thousands of knitters all around the World.

Shawl Design with Westknits!

Saturday 14-17
Bar Vakiopaine
Tickets 85€. Tickets are available 5th of March.

In this workshop you will explore Stephen West’s shawl world as he demonstrates several of his shawl construction methods and popular stitch patterns and motifs. You will be given a handout in class filled with Stephen’s favorite techniques, stitch patterns, and shaping ideas. Stephen will help you mix your favorite elements together into your very own shawl mashup. You will be guided to either use a simple shawl shape to fill with texture and color if your prefer to follow a pattern as a guidline or You can also create your very own knitted shape if you like to improvise and experiment. Emphasis will be focused on experimenting with elements like colorful stripes, Westknits shortcut rows, yarn overs, and simple effective stitch patterns. Prepare to be inspired!
Materials: Please bring a collection of 5-10 colors to that inspire you to create a new project or bring 2 colors minimum. You can work with standard fingering weight yarns and US 4-6 needles or bring larger needles and thicker textural yarns for a larger cozy fabric. Do not be afraid of bringing fun textures like boucle or mohair. More is more and less is a bore with Westknits workshops!
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner – Advanced

LECTURE: Follow Your Fascinations

Sunday 14
Ruusupuisto
Tickets 29€. Tickets are available 5th of March.

Join Stephen West for a presentation filled with colorful samples as he shares the inspiration and process behind many of his knitting designs. Enjoy a colorful array of shawls and sweaters while Stephen shares his travel adventures and other stories that have influenced his evolving style.

Join Stephen West for a presentation filled with colorful samples as he shares the inspiration and process behind many of his knitting designs. Enjoy a colorful array of shawls and sweaters while Stephen shares his travel adventures and other stories that have influenced his evolving style.

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