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Kim McBrien-Evans - Creative Shawls

  • Edinburgh Corn Exchange New Market Rd Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ UK (map)

There is a place for patterns, and a place for learning to let go of traditional shawl structures and make creative design decisions on your own. This is what we will explore in this class.
Look at the things you do everyday as a knitter: basic shapes, stitch patterns, colour and design Learn how to “break” those structures, change them and how far you can bend them to your will. Through a series of exercises, gain confidence in your own experiments and design ideas and learn how to bring them to your knitting.

Level: Intermediate to advanced

Skills needed: Students will find it helpful if they have knit at least one shawl, and are familiar with a number of shawl shapes (triangle, semi-circular, rectangular, etc.)

Materials to bring: - notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes/sketching/etc.
- needles: bring a variety of needles you enjoy working with. There will be samples of yarns to play with
in a range of weights. Gauge will not be important, so a few different sizes that feel good in your
hands is more important than a whole set
- small amounts of yarn to play with (some will be provided as well, so if you don’t have this, don’t
- your own stash of favourite knitting tools: stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, tape measure, scissors or snips etc.

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 22