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$80

Introduction to Lace Shawls, Ashton (in progress)

February 21 @ 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

Materials:

  • 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)

Homework:

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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