Friday 02/22/2013, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Introduction to Lace Knitting with Brooke Nico
Lace knitting is often considered to be the ultimate goal of knitters. It is swathed in fear and excitement. In this class, we are going to de-mystify the techniques of lace knitting. Learn how to work yarn overs in a variety of combinations, including double yarn overs; how to make those beautiful shaping lines with several important decreases; and how the two techniques combine to create lace patterns. We will also discuss the tools of lace knitting, including weights and fibers of yarn, lace needles, markers, and charts.
Note: Students must know basic decreases.
Smooth, light-colored wool (fingering or sport weight) yarn; 3.75, 4, or 4.5mm/US 5, 6, or 7 needles; stitch markers; pencil and paper
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.