Knit a Lace Scarf

[print_link] Please email me for fees and availability. ( 6 hours (one 6-hour session or two 3-hour sessions) For years I tried to learn how to knit lace, and was frustrated as I failed each time. I finally gave up because I wanted to have fun knitting and enjoy my hobby. I was able to knit cables, fair isle, intarsia, and even entrelac with no problems, but lace stymied me over and over again. I thought I would never be able to knit lace, until I stumbled onto Dorothy Reade’s simple techniques. Working from charts, understanding decreases, and knitting with worsted-weight yarn and larger needles gave me the confidence and practice I needed to ease into lace knitting. If I learned how to knit lace after years of frustration and failure, I know other knitters can, too! In this workshop we will discuss the tools and yarns used to knit lace, learn how to follow lace charts, and make one swatch in sport-weight yarn. Students will then begin to knit a lace scarf. For the advanced-beginner to intermediate knitter. Students should know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl, and should have completed several projects. Some experience with lace recommended but not required. knitting workshops classes & events Morning / Session 1

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Lace Overview Tools and materials Stitches used in lace Reading charts Begin Swatch 1 Afternoon / Session 2 Working repeats Begin Swatch 2 Fixing mistakes Stretchy bind-off Blocking Measuring gauge Materials Size 5 and 3 straight needles Approx 50 yards of sport-weight yarn in any animal fiber, light colors are best 400 yards of lace or fingering weight yarn for scarf Stitch markers Sticky notes (recommended) or row counter Basic knitting tools Handout and pattern will be provided Shop owners? Guilds? Please contact me to find out prices and schedule.

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