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Friday 08/08/2014, 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 demystify 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 yarn-overs and decreases 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: 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.