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Intro to Stacked Stitches


Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 01/17/22.

An in person class with Xandy Peters

Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm

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


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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 US 7 or 8 (4.5 or 5mm), 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 10 reviews
Pam P.
Need to take this Class

if you want to understand the basic techniques for stacked stitches. I had bought a pattern and there are videos but having Xandy do it "live" is much better. Of course, it would be great if it was truly live but she is willing to figure out what you are doing wrong, helps to have a good camera so she can see your stitches. I tried the sample pattern ahead of time so I wasn't completely new at it but she had a lot of experience with how people get off track and the best way to catch yourself before you get too far.

Helene K.
A Wonderful Technique and Teacher

I loved this class -- Xandy Peters was clear and fun to follow as they taught us this phenomenal technique. The pacing was great. The true test, though, is when my co-workers ask me what I did over the weekend, and I show them my class samples on Zoom. Generally they try not to yawn, but when I showed them my completed Stacked Stitches sample, they were astonished, and they still ask about it. So win-win-win!

Monnah G.
Xandy's Stacked Stitches Rocks

I cannot recommend this class enough, Its fascinating to learn and stimulates the brain! Seeing the stacked stitches come to life in your hands is so rewarding. Fox Paws, i'm coming for you... ~m Thanks Xandy

Lisa M.
Stacked Stitches

Xandy is a wonderful instructor. Very organized with great handouts. I would have liked one more hour as it take a while for things to click for me. I took this to help me with the fox paws scarf.

sandy s.
Stacked Stitches

This class was very well organized. The instructor was quite capable and explained the content very well. Everything was understandable. This will be a challenging technique to try.

L. E.
Can't wait to try this

Not for the faint of heart or when the TV is on, but I can't wait to try this fantastic design motif on a garment or scarf.

Marianne H.
Great workshop by great instructor

I loved this workshop - it was perfectly paced and instructions were clear and understandable even though I had never knitted stacked stitches. I am now so excited by the process that I have knitted two scarves using the technique and can’t wait to explore it further. Xandy was fun and incredibly knowledgable and I have signed up for her expanded Stitches workshop offered next month. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn this creative and beautiful new (to me) skill!

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.