My First Lace Shawl

March 30, 2019 9am - 12pm, April 6, 2019 9am - 12pm, April 13, 2019 9am - 12pm

This fun class will introduce new knitters to the wonderful world of lace. These 3 classes will take you through all of the steps to create your first shawl. Step-by-step instructions will teach you the basics, starting with a garter-tab cast-on, yarnovers, reading lace charts, a stretchy bind-off (maybe even 2!), and getting you ready to block your creation.

The pattern booklets and yarn are included in the cost of the class. You only need to bring a few notions (see below) and your needles. Enjoy learning a whole lot of new skills while you knit your first triangle lace shawl!

  • Skill Level:
  • Adventuresome Beginner

  • You must know how to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off.

  • Materials:
  • My First Shawl Kit: Includes the yarn and instruction books. Reserve your kit early so you can choose your favorite color. (Included with the cost of the class)

  • 32” Circular needle. The pattern calls for a US 7 (4.5mm) needle. If you knit particularly loosely, please bring a US 6 (4mm) needle. If you knit tightly, please bring an US 8 (5mm) needle.

  • Stitch markers (thin stitch markers are best)

  • Locking stitch markers

  • Tapestry needle

  • Highlighter tape or pen

  • 3 Lessons:
  • Lesson 1 (3 hours): Learn the basics of knitting a garter tab, pick up and knit and yarnovers. We will start the stockinette portion of the shawl which you will finish at home.

  • Lesson 2 (3 hours): Learn how to read a chart. We will review all of the stitches included in the charts and start the lace portion of the shawl, which you will finish at home as well.

  • Lesson 3 (3 hours): We will bind off your shawls and learn about blocking lace.

  • Dates:
  • Saturday 3/30 9am-2pm

  • Saturday 4/6 9am-2pm

  • Saturday 4/13 9am-2pm

  • Fee: $80 (Includes the cost of the My First Shawl Kit) Buy Ticket
  • Instructor:
  • Nancy Lazerson