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$75

Short Beach Shawl Workshop with Kirsten Kapur

knitting, book, hand knit, models

Photo by Gale Zucker.

Knitters who are new to lace, as well as the more experienced will love making and wearing the Short Beach Shawl from the book, Drop-Dead Easy Knits.

In this workshop we will learn to work simple lace patterns — no charts required. We will discuss different yarn options, the possibilities for making Short Beach into a two-color shawl, and learn tips and tricks for creating and adding fringe.

Skills needed

  • Ability to knit and purl is required.
  • Experience increasing and decreasing is a plus.

Supplies

  • Drop-Dead Easy Knits book
  • Yarn for swatching in a variety of colors all in fingering or sport weight (no lace weight, highly variegated or very dark yarn please)
  • A range of needles in sizes appropriate to the yarn (lace or “sharp” needles with pointer tips are recommended)
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors

About Kirsten Kapur

Early in her career Kirsten Kapur worked in ready to wear as both an apparel and textile designer. During those years she gained a strong knowledge of garment construction as well as surface design, a combination of skills that led to designing knitwear which requires both. Kirsten particularly loves exploring the intersection of color and texture in design. Her most recent book is Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One. She has had patterns published in many other publications including Knitty, Ply, Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting, KnitScene, Knit to Flatter, Loop’s 10, Malabrigo Book 4, Brave New Knits, Knitting it Old School, My Grandmother’s Knitting, Craft Activism, Weekend Hats, and Fair Isle Style among others.

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