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Stephen West and StevenBe Workshop 2

Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Information about the special sign-up for this Stephen and Steven workshop is here.

The Scharves: New Perspectives on Shawl and Scarf Knitting

FlipNWear Mix6Broaden your knitting horizon and change your life with Stephen West and StevenBe. This Dynamic Duo workshop is designed to be an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning Stephen and Steven’s best tips and tricks. It will set you free from patterns as written and help you feel comfortable making your own modifications and design decisions. Remember: a pattern is only a guideline!

Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create magical and unique scharves.

Start with a base pattern from Stephen or Steven and learn different methods of creating angles and edges, modifying the shape with modular knitting, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours.

How It Works

This workshop will begin with an exercise in knitting to shape without the use of written words. Review of increases, decreases, and short rows to create shape is integral to this step. Each student will begin his or her project in a corner, side, center, or top.

This exercise-to-project workshop will be a fun challenge to guide you in thinking outside the box and working creatively. It will leave you comfortable with deviating from the written pattern and making your own design decisions.

You will work on your project with guidance from Stephen and Steven, including a presentation of the Dynamic Duo’s favorite tips and tricks. You are encouraged to take copious notes so you can complete your project after the workshop.

Mix Your Six2What to Pack in Your Knitting Bag

  • A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required–but it is recommended!)
  • Base pattern of your choice from the StevenBe or Westknits repertoire (recommended patterns are Silk N Scribbles, Smooth Move, Eyelet Ponchini, Vertices Unite).
  • Minimum three yarns to work with; we love to experiment with a variety of weights and fiber contents. Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to class so we can begin immediately. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive. More yarns can be added during class.
  • A variety of needle sizes will be needed so bring a good selection; even a crochet hook or two is helpful. We highly recommend an interchangeable needle set for this class.
  • A notebook and pen or pencil for taking copious notes.
  • Notions, including stitch markers, stitch holders, and tapestry needles (two or three of varying sizes: sharp, blunt and large eye).
  • Tape measure (as cute as possible—fun tools are the best tools).
  • Scissors


Choose your yarns and make sure they are wound and ready to go.

The same three-hour workshop is repeated in the morning, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Information about the special sign-up for this Stephen and Steven workshop is here.



Monday, February 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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San Dieguito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Magdalena
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Tina Rounsavell
(858) 451-2873