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Intro To Lace

Lace knitting isn’t nearly as difficult as it looks once you learn the basic fundamentals. During this class students will begin a simple lace triangle shawl while practicing the following lace techniques:

  • How to knit a garter stitch tab with a provisional cast on
  • How to properly make a yarn over, knit two together, slip knit pass, and a slip two knit pass along with the abbreviations for these techniques
  • How to read a lace chart
  • The chart symbols for yarn over, knit two together, slip knit pass, slip two knit pass, knit, and purl stitches

Many people choose to make a doll size shawl in order to learn all of the techniques listed above; others may wish to work on a full-sized shawl which will take longer than the class allows. If you would like additional help completing a full-sized shawl check out our Beyond Beginning and Intermediate Project classes. Drop-ins are always welcome!

A note on yarn needed for this class: We will be beginning a lace shawl together. If you only wish to make a tiny doll sized shawl in order to learn the skills listed above, one skein (or less) will be sufficient. If you would like to complete the full-sized shawl, 400 yards of worsted weight yarn will be needed. Feel free to consult an employee if you have any questions.

  • The Springtime Bandit Shawl pattern (available for free at Acorn or from Ravelry)
  • Heavy worsted or Aran weight yarn (see note above about yarn)
  • One 24 inch (or longer) size US 9 circular needle 
  • Stitch markers that open and close
  • a crochet hook size US H
  • Highlighter Tape or a Knitter’s Pride Pattern Holder
  • Notebook and pen
  • Wool wash

Please practice using a crochet hook to make a chain.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Requirements: Students must be comfortable with casting on, the knit stitch, and purl stitch. While this is a beginning class, there will not be time in class to review of these fundamentals. It is recommended that students practice using a crochet hook to make a chain before class.
Instructor: Sonna Schuttner

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.