Do you want to learn to knit lace but don’t love the idea of using super thin yarn? Quaking Aspen is a worsted weight, triangular lace shawl that is the perfect introduction to shawls, lace knitting and chart reading. This contemporary design features an aspen leaf lace border motif that is intuitive to knit and easy to memorize. The class is taught by the designer.
Two 2-hour classes
Skills needed: ability to knit and purl and some experience increasing and decreasing.
- Triangular shawl shaping
- Reading lace charts
- Lace troubleshooting
- Reading your knitting
- Stretchy Russian bind off
- Lace blocking
- Approximately 520 yards of worsted weight yarn to make the medium pattern size. We suggest either solid or tonal hand-dyed yarns in natural fibers (no acrylic) in light to medium tones to make the lace work easy to see for first-time lace knitters. Self-striping or heavily variegated yarn is not recommended.
- US#8 (5 mm) 32” circular needles
- US #10 (6 mm) double pointed needles, straight or circular (any length cable) for bind-off
- 4 regular stitch markers (no locking markers please)
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking supplies (to be discussed in more detail in the class)
- Copy of Quaking Aspen pattern, available on Ravelry
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.