A few years ago at Stitches East, the convention for all things knit, I took a class with Maggie Jackson, the Irish knitwear designer. I'm a big fan of Maggie's designs. Her garments are easy to wear, with asymmetrical details which I love. In this class we were making a scarf using Maggie's linen yarn and a few odds and ends of other yarns. Along with the yarns she also provided embellishments, and a list of stitches which appear in her work regularly. It was a great class, full of creativity. Everyone had a wonderful time incorporating the different elements into the structure inherent in a class of any kind. The method Maggie used for teaching the stitches and how to incorporate the different yarns and bits and bobs into the scarf was to have us make squares or rectangles of knitting which then would be sewn together.