Sunday 02/26/2017, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Beginner Shawl Bootcamp with Stacey Trock
Are you ready to hop on the shawl-knitting craze? If you can increase and decrease and are ready to take your skills to the next level, this class is for you! We'll be knitting the Bento shawl, which is a sampler pack of stitches that adds up to one delicious shawl! Yes, there are even some bling-y beads!
In this class, you will learn: how to measure gauge, how to knit with beads (by pre-stringing), how to work a garter stitch tab, how to change colors, how to work a variety of increases, how to read a basic chart for lacework, how to effectively use stitch markers, and how to execute the stretchy bind-off.
You will complete a mini-sampler shawl in the 3-hour class and will leave fully-prepared to begin your full-sized shawl (pattern included).
Approximately 200 yards of fingering weight yarn and circular needle to suit (approx. sizes 5-8... bring the size that you liked best when knitting your gauge swatch!).
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.
With fingering weight yarn, knit 3 stockinette swatches (4x4") on three different needle sizes (recommended: size 3, 6 and 8)