Friday 10/10/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 10/10/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Artic Lace 1-2-3 with Donna Druchunas
For years I tried to learn how to knit lace, and was frustrated as I failed each time. I finally gave up because I wanted enjoy my hobby. I could knit cables, Fair Isle, intarsia, and even entrelac with no problems, but lace stymied me over and over again. I thought I would never be able to knit lace until I stumbled onto Dorothy Reade’s simple techniques.
Working from charts, understanding decreases, and knitting with worsted-weight yarn and larger needles gave me the confidence and practice I needed to ease into lace knitting.
In this workshop, we will discuss the tools and yarns used to knit lace, learn how to follow lace charts, and make one swatch in worsted-weight yarn and one in sport-weight yarn. Students will then be ready to knit a lace-weight swatch on their own and move on to making a simple project such as a lace scarf or hat.
3.75 and 4.5 mm/US 5 and 7 straight needles; approx 50 yards of worsted-weight and sport-weight yarn in any animal fiber (light colors are best); stitch markers; sticky notes (recommended) or row counter, and basic knitting tools.
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.