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Design Your Own Shawl - Joji Locatelli

  • PNE Hastings Room 1 2901 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1 Canada (map)

A crescent shaped shawl is the perfect canvas to get your imagination and creativity going. The way these shawls are constructed is easier than most people think, and you can achieve really amazing finished objects.

In this class we’ll see in depth what different basic constructions you can use, and we’llalso talk about:

  • How different yarns behave when worked up in a crescent shawl.
  • How to include lace patterns in your design
  • How to use short rows to play around
  • How to handle different colors
  • How to block your shawls

At the end of this class we’ll discuss briefly how to write instructions for all these steps and turn them into a good shawl pattern.

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a shawl before.

Homework: None

Supplies to Bring: Notepad and pen. Fingering weight yarn and appropriate needles.

Class Level: Intermediate

3 hour class - $120

Earlier Event: September 29
Shawls/Shapes - Veera Välimäki
Later Event: September 29
Shift Cowl Knitting - Andrea Mowry