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Introduction to Lace Stoles (in progress)

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2017

Instructor: Dee

Learn to knit Nanciann, a classic rectangular stole that uses simple decrease/yarn over combinations to create a textured middle section flanked by a traditional Shetland edge. This is a comprehensive, everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-lace class taught by the designer.

Two two-hour classes

 

Skills learned:

  • Single decreases
  • Reading lace charts
  • Shaping edges
  • Stretchy cast on
  • Stretchy lace bind off
  • Matching tension of cast on and bind off
  • Blending skeins of hand-dyed yarn
  • Using a lifeline
  • Reading your knitting
  • Troubleshooting and fixing mistakes in lace
  • Blocking lace

Materials:

  • Approximately 800 yards of fingering weight or sock yarn. We suggest either solid or tonal hand-dyed yarns in natural fibers (no acrylic). Self-striping or heavily variegated yarn is not recommended.
  • US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” circular or straight needles
  • Extra set of US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles if using circulars as your main needle or US 10.5 (6.5 mm) straight needle if using straights
  • US Size 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles or set of straight needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Copy of Nanciann Stole pattern, available on Ravelry
  • 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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