Date(s) - 12/07/2021
12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Category: Knitting for Improvers
Lace Scarf Project
Lacework knitting is a beautiful technique to try. On a simple level, lace is made up of a series of holes arranged in patterns formed by a combination of increasing stitches and decreasing stitches. It takes a bit of concentration to begin with, but with practice is a lovely skill to work with.
In this workshop you will be making this beautiful contemporary Lace scarf. I have based this pattern around the original Archway Lace design by Purl Soho, the inspirational online yarn store in New York. If you wish to knit the full shawl wrap pattern, just click on the link above for the complete download.
For a quicker knit, I have reduced the number of stitches from the original shawl design and added a simple garter border along each side. As with other techniques such as Fair Isle knitting, charts are used to show how the lace pattern will look and identify where you are. In the Lace Scarf Pattern Worksheet I have provided both a simple chart as well as line by line text instructions.
Alongside the pattern we will be working from in the workshop, I will also send you a link to the PDF Pattern Worksheet with step-by step instructions with clear photos and links to 5 of my mini videos, for you to download, which you can watch in your own time.
The videos show you how to begin lace knitting aswell as other useful techniques;
- Long-tail cast off
- Reading and understanding lace stitch terminology
- Reading a simple lace chart
- How to add and use a life-line
- Blocking your finished work
I have used Creative Linen by Rowan in Foggy. This 50% linen/50% cotton comes in range of lovely shades and is a perfect yarn to use for this summery scarf.
Lace Scarf Kit
- 2 x 100 gm of Creative Linen (various colours)
- Size 4.5mm knitting needles
- Darning needle & complete Pattern Worksheet.
Cost for 3 hour class: £60 includes all materials (Lace Scarf Kit) tea, coffee and delicious homemade cake
Of course if you would prefer to bring your own yarn and materials just choose the option when booking.