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March 24, 25, 26, 2017
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


Galaxy II Capelet with Beads with Cathy Briscoe

Class Title: Galaxy II Capelet with Beadsgalaxy

Teacher: Cathy Briscoe

Class Day/Time: Saturday 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $40.00

Class Description:

The swirl of the antique lace pattern is reminiscent of the Milky Way Galaxy. With its beautiful drape, it will flow and swirl around your shoulders as the Milky Way swirls around the heavens.

As some of you may or may not know I rarely knit a pattern exactly as written, that includes my own designs.  Since this is a simple pattern to learn I will start the class by showing examples and teaching some of my inspired alternative decorative cast on techniques for changing the neck edge to make the capelet uniquely your own.  You will also learn a brilliant technique to add beads as you go: no pre-stringing on your yarn, no crochet hook and portable with no spilled beads. Class suitable for intermediate knitter.


Registration necessary, class size limited to 20


Supplies Needed:

Sport weight yarn: 600 yards (274 yds/250m per 100grams).

Needle size 4 US (3.5mm) 16 & 32” circular or size to obtain gauge (see homework)

224 Beads (optional) size 6/0 “E” beads (.75 oz. package)


Materials Fee:  $5.00 includes Pattern and bead threader, payable to teacher in class

Each person attending the class will receive a skein of Lion Brand 24/7 Mercerized Cotton


Homework:  Work a gauge swatch prior to class. Gauge for Kollage Milky Whey yarn – (unwashed) 22 stitches/30 rows = 4”(10cm) (washed stretches to 24 sts/32 rows to 4”)

If working with a yarn that will not stretch after washing (as designated on the yarn ball), you will want to work to the washed gauge of 24sts/32 rows to 4”.

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

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