Shape of Shawls: Techniques - Sun., March 3, 1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Pearsall
Dates: Sunday: March 3, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Do you like cozy shawls to keep you warm and stylish, but find the ones you make fall off your shoulders or always need to be tugged into place? Are you tired of having a triangular shawl that looks like a huge blanket around your neck?
In this class, you'll learn how to modify a triangular shawl pattern into something uniquely your own that will stay on your shoulders! We'll be practicing the different techniques by making small sample shawls. If you want to continue on to make a full-sized shawl, please also register for "Shawl Shaping: The Project Class."
In this class you will:
learn about different shawl shapes
knit some mini-shawls to practice different shaping techniques
look at some popular (and free!) triangular shawl patterns and learn how to modify them
NOTE: You may bring one of your own patterns that you would like to modify, but it must be knit from the top down and it must have a center spine.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. To be successful in this class, you should be comfortable knitting and purling, as well as know how to increase using yarnovers and decrease stitches (k2tog).
Supplies to bring to class: (registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns)
Yarn: Approximately 2 oz. of Sport, DK, or Worsted weight yarn in a LIGHT color. Bring some different colors if you want to play with stripes. Please have your yarn already wound into a cake or ball so we can dive right in to the knitting.
Needles: Circular or straight needles that will create a draped, open fabric with your chosen yarn. Bring several sizes so you can play with gauge.
Notions & Other Supplies: Safety pin-style markers, so you can move them around easily. Paper & pencil or pen for taking notes.
* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.