Intermediate Lace Knitting - 11/01, 11/08, & 11/15

  • INUA Wool Shoppe 3677 College Rd STE3 Fairbanks, Alaska 99709

Intermediate Lace Knitting - Annis Shawl

Instructor: Camilla Lieske

Saturdays, November 1, 8, and 15

3:00 – 6:00  pm

Class Cost - $60 + materials

Ever admired the Estonian style lace with all those nifty nupps? Or wanted to try a pattern with nupps, but weren’t sure how to do them? Or even just wanted to know how to pronounce “nupp” (hint, rhymes with “snoop”). This is the perfect class to further your lace skills while creating a beautiful crescent shaped shawl. The class will cover hints and techniques for knitting lace, making nupps and features short row shawl shaping.

Requirements:

Students should be comfortable with

Ø basic knitting (knit, purl, yarn overs, decreases)

Ø working from charts. Although the class will cover how to read the chart, the lace portion is based completely on charted directions.

Materials:

  • Annis Shawl by Susanna IC (Knitty Spring & Summer 2010):
    • This pattern can be found as a download from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss10/PATTannis.php)
    • Students need to bring the pattern to the class- copies will not be provided
  • Fingering weight yarn- solid to semi-solid recommended. Yarn with long color changes would also work well. (Note: Pattern calls for lace weight yarn, but I recommend using a light fingering yarn)
    • Examples: Malabrigo Sock, MadelineTosh Sock, MadelineTosh Merino Light, Cascade Heritage, Schoppel Wolle Zauberball, Crazy Zauberball, Rowan Fine Art Sock, Noro Taiyo Sock   
    • Pattern calls for 400 yds. Shawl generally uses closer to 300 yds.
  • 32” – 47” circular needle. Cable length is not critical as this will be knit back and forth
    • Needle size depends on yarn, but I would recommend US 7-8 (The pattern calls for US 8, but the class sample was knit using US 7)
      • Knit a small swatch to see if you like the way stockinette looks with your needle/yarn combination
    • Lace tips (pointy needle tips) very highly recommended

Useful to have:

  • Crochet hook (size B, C, or D) would work well) for fixing dropped stitches and possibly working nupps
  • crochet cotton, thread, or dental floss (for lifelines)
  • darning needle (for threading lifeline and weaving ends)
  • stitch markers

To register for a class, stop by the shop or call (907) 479-5830. ALL CLASSES MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. CLASS FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Teachers will be available before class to help with purchase of yarn and other materials for the class and INUA staff are always happy to help.