SHETLAND LACE with Gudrun Johnston
Sunday, November 16, 11am to 4pm
In this class we will explore the techniques and patterns that pertain to Shetland Lace knitting . We will practice knitting the more complex lace patterns where motifs are worked on both the RS and WS of the work. We will also cover how to work a knitted on edging and how to form the center triangle of a traditional Shetland shawl. An overview of Shetland shawl constructions will be provided as well as some historical background. Samples of Gudrun's work will be available to view in class.
Experience: Intermediate/Advanced. It is important that you have some experience knitting lace.
- YARN: 300 yrds fingering or lace weight yarn. Please avoid anything too variegated and try to stick with 100% wool as much as possible.
- NEEDLES: US 6/4mm or US 5/3.75mm 24 inch circular needle (if you are a tight knitter go with the bigger needle and vice versa if you are a looser knitter))
- Stitch markers
- Any other highlighters/tape you like to use for keeping track when following charts.
- Bring a sack lunch. We will be taking a quick 30-minute break for lunch.