An all-day intermediate/advanced class which covers knitted lace (motifs with lace knitting on RS and WS of fabric), chart reading, working with incorporated edgings and knit-on edgings, shaping for shawls of various types, and fielding specific lace knitting questions from students.
The morning session will focus on building advanced lace knitting skills through hands-on practice and in the afternoon session, students will work through a mini triangle sampler shawl that incorporates advanced lace skills (pattern provided).
Skills needed: Students should have completed at least two beginning/intermediate lace projects, have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing and intermediate knitting terminology, experience with a variety of lace stitches, and be able to execute a crochet chain stitch.
Materials to bring: Stitch markers (include a few locking markers), notepad, dental floss or fine cotton yarn (for lifelines), tapestry needle, 100 yards of smooth, solid or semi-solid fingering yarn for practice PLUS a few yards of smooth scrap yarn in a contrasting color, 300 yards of smooth, solid or semi-solid fingering yarn for class project, size 5 or 6 needles, crochet hook size E or F, a magnetic board or any other pattern/chart reading tools that students find helpful.
Any "homework"?: No homework; students should brush up on any pre-requisite skills before arrival in class and be ready to work a crochet chain
Class size: 18
Note: This is an all-day class with an hour's break in the middle, and is held in a venue two miles from the Corn Exchange and other teaching venues. When purchasing a ticket you will be asked to choose which other day/s you would like to attend the marketplace at the Corn Exchange. Food is not provided but is available very nearby in the busy Haymarket area.