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Introduction to Lace Shawls, Ashton (in progress)

February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Dee

Have you wanted to knit a triangular shawl from charts but thought it was too hard? The Ashton Shawlette pattern was conceived as a way to teach knitters how to use and love lace charts. Ashton’s size can easily be customized up to a full-sized shawl. This class is taught by the designer.

Two 2-hour classes.

Skills learned:

  • Reading lace charts
  • How to shape a triangular shawl
  • How to increase the size
  • How to calculate stitch counts when customizing size
  • Stretchy lace bind off
  • Blocking
  • Using a Lifeline
  • Reading Your Knitting
  • Troubleshooting and Fixing Mistakes
  • The Structure of Lace


  • Approximately 400 yards of worsted weight yarn for the shawlette size. We suggest using yarns in natural fibers, such as Neighborhood Fiber Co Worsted or the Fiberists Audubon Worsted.
  • US #8 (5.00 mm) 32” circular needles
  • US #10(6.00 mm) , straight or circular
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Copy of Ashton Shawlette pattern, free on Ravelry. A handout with additional information specific to the worsted weight version of the pattern will be emailed to students prior to the first class.
  • Blocking supplies (to be discussed in more detail in the class, can be purchased later)


Be sure to come to the shop early enough to have your supplies purchased and your yarn wound into balls before the start of class.


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