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Brooke Nico
Brooke began her designing activities by sewing her own wardrobe, inspired by drape and color. She brought her talents to knitting almost 10 years ago, first exploring modular construction, then lace. In 2006 Brooke became part owner of Kirkwood Knittery. As a dedicated teacher, Brooke guides knitters through the intricacies of techniques to make their projects as polished as possible.


STITCHES East 2012 ETC Classes
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Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm     CANCELED
ETC Intermediate Designing with Lace The difference between a good lace design and a great one is the trick of incorporating the lace motifs into the shaping of the finished piece. Lace motifs can gently change and grow into larger motifs, or even whole new patterns. All of this can work with your garment shapes to create a unified, visually pleasing whole. In this class, we will learn how to chart lace patterns, then how to shape your knitting within a lace motif. On day 1, we’ll talk about exploding, or enlarging, a single motif, transitioning to a new motif, and adding more repeats within a knitted piece. On day 2, we’ll move on to discussing the common shaping lines and methods for various shawl shapes (circle, triangle, and rectangle), and for several garments (raglan, yoke, and capelet). Then, the fun begins as we work in small groups and each student begins designing a lace garment of his or her choice.