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Intro to Stacked Stitches


Price includes 2 hours of class.

With Xandy Peters

Oct 8, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT

Learn the stacked-stitch technique and knit a swatch in the innovative technique behind the Fox Paw pattern.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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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, or 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.

Supply List
• 2+ colors of worsted-weight yarn
• Circular needles with a flexible cord in a size corresponding to your yarn and in adjacent sizes (I recommend 4.5 or 5mm /US 7 or 8, 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

Optional materials:
• Highlighter tape
• Digital row counter
• Webcam with good lighting

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jennifer O.
Necessary first step toward Fox Paws

Like a lot of people, I've thought about tackling the Fox Paws pattern, but been really scared. This class was the perfect first step. She goes over the concept of stacked stitches, explaining how and why they work, and also covering how to handle typical mistakes. I feel much better equipped to handle these kinds of patterns now.

Nancy N.

Xandy is an excellent teacher who is able to break down the technique mechanically so a student can understand how it works. I felt like I had mastered the basics well. I would take more classes from Xandy anytime.

Stephanie S.
Stacked Stitches

This was an excellent class. Xandy is a great teacher, taking her vast expertise into a beginner level and teaching the basics is not easy, and she did very good explanations. Handouts were well structured and complete. The Zoom format worked, and the recordings being available for two additional weeks was AWESOME!!