A beginning lace class which covers types of lace motifs, getting organized for lace knitting, lace yarns, tools and techniques for successful lace knitting, terminology, simple architectural and pictorial shapes in lace. Students will work through a lace sampler as a class project to practice different types of lace motifs (pattern provided).
Level: Advanced beginner/early intermediate
Skills needed: Students must have a complete understanding of increasing and decreasing, and be able to execute k2tog, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, without assistance. Students should have completed a small project that requires shaping (hat, mittens, cowl, etc) and employs an early intermediate level of knitting skill and pattern reading (an understanding of intermediate knitting terminology is expected).
Materials to bring: Stitch markers (including a few locking markers), notepad, dental floss or fine cotton yarn (for lifelines), 200 yards of smooth, solid-colored fingering yarn for class project, size 5 or 6 needles; a magnetic board or any general pattern reading tools that individual knitters find helpful.
Any "homework"?: No homework; we will work entirely from the class handout.
It IS essential that students are familiar with the prerequisite skills and have practiced/used all of them before arriving in class.
Class size: 22