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Saturday 02/25/2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 02/26/2017, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
J C Briar
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Wedge Shawl Design with J C Briar
Stunning shawls are often formed of lace 'wedges,' sections that gradually grow wider as the knitting progresses. Triangular shawls formed with 2 wedges are a familiar option. But shawls of 3 or more wedges are also possible, and often sit more securely on the wearer’s shoulders.
Take this class to learn how to design a wedge shawl of your own. Pick from a selection of lace wedges, or learn to tweak your favorite lace pattern into a wedge shape. Choose your edgings and a spine to appear between the wedges. By the end of class, you'll be well on your way to a new, unique shawl.
Note: Must be comfortable reading charts and knitting lace.
This class begins on Saturday afternoon and concludes on Sunday morning.
fingering-weight, DK-weight, or laceweight yarn for starting a shawl project (please do NOT select laceweight if you have never used it before!); needles of a size appropriate for your yarn; clip-on stitch markers; a small scrap of contrast-color waste yarn; crochet hook; pencil and eraser (graph paper will be supplied), or laptop with charting software of your choice; (optional) one or two stitch dictionaries
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.