While it's true that any type of yarn can be used to make lace and that there are many wonderful works made from heavier yarns, there is something special about a lace shawl made from laceweight yarn. If you've admired light weight shawls that lift with a gentle breeze and weigh next to nothing but felt intimidated by wispy yarn, it's time to get your skinny on. Learn the basics of triangle shawl knitting and start your own lace-weight shawl in class. We'll discuss chart reading symbols, pattern repeat boxes, odd and even rows, no stitch, yarn choices and life-lines. You'll learn the basics of lace shawl construction. By the time class is over you will have a start on your very own lace shawl and the confidence to complete it.
Ability to execute standard in-creases and decreases. Experience in reading charts helpful, but will be reviewed in class.
Supplies: Size 4US or 5US circular needle with sharp tips. Four stitch markers as well as the usual knitting notions. Seven yards (one skein) of SOLID colored lace weight merino or wool yarn. Silk, alpaca, mohair or bamboo are NOT recommended.