We met October 10-12, 2014, in vibrant Astoria, Oregon.
We learned from talented experts and from each other.
Knit, purl, yarn overs, rates of increases and decreases, color theory, knit in the round, knitted shapes, half circles, center-out squares, entrelac, slip stitch, aesthetics and flow, blocking, beads and sassy Selbuvotter. These are some of the techniques the Astoria StitchFest will offer during our weekend retreat.
Front loop, back loop, chain space, in between stitches, front post, back post, cable scallops, edgeless cables, half double crochet, color changes, yarn management, vertical stranding, paired increases and decreases, reversible intarsia crochet. All are crochet terms explained in classes at the Astoria StitchFest.
Astoria is a nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies; a place that takes visitors back to simpler times, its architecture dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides and with a revitalized 1920s era downtown; all set against a backdrop of tremendous natural beauty in the temperate rain forest at the mouth of the Columbia River. The area has an extraordinary sense of place and feeling of history.