Next Level Knitting Conference
Schedule and Class Descriptions
We’re thrilled to announce the full schedule of classes for the Next Level Knitting Conference 2024. Below you can find the class descriptions and teachers for each time slot. Since registration includes the ability to watch any class as many times as you like for 6 months, you don’t have to tell us which class you will attend live and you can just make that decision at any point.
Note – All times are given in Central US Daylight Savings time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Translate UTC to your time zone here.
Friday April 19, 2024
Arenda, Christina, and Linda kick off the conference with announcements and some prizes. (Do not need to be present to win any of the prizes. All registrants are entered to win.)
We will post Swatch videos and MHK resource videos throughout the day. We have everything from how to put together your notebook, what triggers a resubmission, where to find resources, and in-depth looks at each swatch.
Introduction to Argyle – Harry Wells
Writing Patterns – Donna Estin
Measuring Gauge – Arenda Holladay (Pre-recorded)
How to Install a Zipper: Considerations and Techniques – Celia Cahill (Pre-recorded)
Ladderback Jacquard for Stranded Knitting – Amy Snell
Double Knitting Basics – Jennifer Kent
A Deep Dive into Garter Stitch Tab Cast On – Debbie West
MHK Focus on Success Level 3: Charting – Leslie Gonzalez
The MHK Program requires proficiency in working from as well as generating charts, with chart work integrated across all three levels. This class will address the the expectations for chart work for all three levels. Level 3 is the most chart intensive level and Leslie will provide detailed guidance on the specialized charts required for this advanced level.
The Art of Knitting Lace – Tonia Lyons
Brioche Beyond the Basic Stripe – Amie Palmer
Sock Heels – Heather Storta
Color Magic Challenge: Color Theory and Practice for Knitters – Yoriko Oki
Steeks (pre-recorded) – Mary Beth Jacobs
Saturday April 20, 2024
Designing Aran Sweaters – Donna Estin
Colorwork the Easy Way: Mosaic Knitting – Harry Wells
Fix Your Knits – Tonia Lyons
Panel Discussion – Professional Knitters and Tech Editors Speak
Upper Body Posture and Hand Ergonomics for Knitters – Andrea Lui
Stitch and Row Equivalency – Suzanne Bryan
MHK Focus on Success Level 1: Preliminary Swatch – Laurie Gibson and Joyce Jones
One Color, Two Layers: Preliminary Swatch – Jolie Elder
Three Methods of Joining: Improving Your Shoulder Joins – Arenda Holladay
Want to have better looking shoulders? This class will cover three methods: seaming, grafting and three needle bind offs. We’ll explore how short rows can also improve the look of your knitting.
Stranded Colorwork – the Next Steps – Varian Brandon
MHK Q&A Session for All Levels – Co-Chairs
Sweater Hacks – Safiyyah Talley
Scandi Style- Bonnie Franz (Pre-recorded)
Taming Tension – Binka Schwan (Pre-recorded)
Inside the Art of Yarns
Join us for a fun and interesting evening with Caroline Sommerfield of Ancient Arts Yarns as she takes us on a journey of how yarns come to be. Go behind the scenes of the dyeing process where mesmerizing colors bring yarn to life, discover heritage wools, yarn constructions and more. The evening will close with random drawings for gift cards for Ancient Arts yarn.
Sunday April 21, 2024
Short Rows Made Simple – Dawn, the Stitching Coach
Unlocking Raglan Fit – Jen Parroccini
Repairing Stranded Knitting in Progress and Finished – Cherie Cornick
Confident Cockleshells (pre-recorded) – Helen Robertson