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
- 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
- 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)
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.