Introduction to Knitted Lace

1 hour This is not a hands-on workshop. The lecture can be accompanied by a slide show. In this short introduction to knitted lace, we will discuss the following topics: Types of knitted lace Lace knitting versus knitted lace, what’s the difference? Yarns used for knitting lace Knitting tools used for lace Stitches used in knitting lace Charts versus line-by-line instructions After attending this lecture, students will be ready to begin knitting a simple lace swatch from the instructions provided in the handout. For knitters of any skill level. Materials (optional, for homework after the lecture) Approx 50 yards of worsted-weight wool yarn Size 5 knitting needles Stitch markers Sticky note (recommended) or row counter Basic knitting tools Handouts will be provided

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