Friday, January 20, 2017

Upcoming Events: Lupine Shawl Workshop at The Nifty Knitter!

Lupine Shawl Nifty Knitter-2

hosted by

Saturday, February 11th
1 - 5 pm

Stop by, call, or email to sign up!

The Nifty Knitter (Facebook)
317 NW Gilman Blvd Ste 27
Issaquah, WA 98027

(425) 369-3098

Class Overview

Class Fee: $50 + supplies
Skill level: Adventurous beginner
Skills needed: Casting on, knitting and purling

New to lace? Have no fear! In this workshop, we'll play with simple lace using the fun, asymmetrical Lupine shawl pattern.

We’ll start with the basics in a swatch - practicing increases, simple lace, and even a scalloped edging technique - before jumping into your project. Since the Lupine shawl is a great way to showcase variegated yarns, we'll also talk about how to choose and use variegated yarns in this kind of project.

At the end of class, you'll have a swatch, a Color Play! Variegation & Gradients handout, and your very own Lupine shawl-in-progress!

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We'll Learn About:

- how to create a bias asymmetrical shawl shape
- how to work simple lace
- how to plan, swatch, and cast on your own Lupine

as well as

- different types of variegated yarns, and how to use them in projects
- handy tips for troubleshooting lace projects
- how to easily customize the size of your shawl.

Please Bring

- Lupine shawl pattern
available in print or through Ravelry at The Nifty Knitter

 - 50 yards fingering weight for practice
- 400+ yards fingering weight for project.
- needles

Recommended needles: Size 6 US (4 mm) 32” (81 cm) circular needles.

Recommended yarn: Malabrigo Mechita, or any fingering weight wool/wool blend. (Works particularly well for hand-dyed skeins.)


It should be a really fun class! I'm so excited to be working with Ben and The Nifty Knitter team - and I hope to see you there! <3


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