Beginner Lace (April 2020)
Sometimes the things that look the hardest are really the most simple - and in the case of lace knitting, that is so very true. It looks insanely difficult - the lace weight yarn, the small sized needles, the intricacies of the fabric, the twist and the turns. But when broken down to the basics, it's all just a combination of the simplest of stitches.
Join us for four sessions spread out over eight weeks (to give you time to practice and build your skills) to build this beautiful shawl with a multitude of lace stitches. We'll work through Michelle Hunter's "Building with Lace" book to learn how to pick the right yarn to display your lace patterns, how to read lace patterns, how to use basic stitches in the most intricate of ways, and how to be sure you can backtrack when mistakes are made.
Participants should know how to knit, purl, yarn over, knit two or more together, purl two or more together, and knit/purl through the back/front loop. You'll need a size 6 circular needle of 24 or 32 inch length and 1300 yards of finger weight yarn.
Part of the cost of the class is the purchase of Michelle Hunter's book which will be provided at the first class.
Dates: Sundays, April 5th, 19th, 26th & May 17th
Instructor: Mickey Lund