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April 6, 7, 8, 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Trellis and Ivy, Lace & Bead Scarf with Cathy Briscoe

Class Title: Trellis and Ivy, Lace & Bead Scarfincreases

Teacher: Cathy Briscoe

Class Day/Time: Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00 noon

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $40.00

Class Description:

In this class we will be knitting a scarf pattern I designed specifically for teaching knitted lace, simple beading and chart reading. You will be learning skills that will help take the fear out of knitting lace and will even make lace knitting more enjoyable. Some of the skills I will be covering in class are; how to read your work, how to read charts and tips for making charts easier to follow, how to easily add beads to any project, how to graft lace and many other useful tips and shortcuts. And, yes, you will be starting and working on your scarf in class. This class is designed for the Intermediate Knitter.

Registration necessary, class size limited to 20

Supplies Needed:

• Fingering weight yarn 437 yards/100 grams, I used Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn but any yarn of this weight will work. There are some absolutely luxurious fingering weight yarns that would be absolutely stunning in this pattern. I’m dreaming of some cashmere/silk blends or baby alpaca.
• Beads; 1/3-ounce/10 grams of Size 6/0 beads (89 beads are needed) Note: this size bead is sold at the big box stores in 1-oz./24 gr tubes containing approximately 288 beads.
• Knitting needles size US 5 (3.75mm) or size to obtain a gauge of 6 stitches per inch in Stockinette stitch.
• Tapestry needle, stitch markers if desired, paper and pencil for taking notes.
• Homework and 1 yard of worsted weight yarn that contrasts with the homework colored yarn.
• Highlighters or colored pencils for marking your chart.
• Small dish for holding the beads (a small paper cup will do)

Materials Fee: $5.00 cost of pattern and handout payable to teacher in class.

With worsted weight yarn and US size 7 or 8 needles, Knit 2 swatches. Cast on 10 stitches and Knit 8 rows in stockinet stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row), row 9 worked as [K1, *YO, K2tog* K1]. The stitches for the swatch should be left live on the needles or transferred to a stitch holder. These swatches will be used for learning to graft lace. The pattern we are using is not gauge sensitive, but you may want to swatch your yarn to make sure you are happy with the density and drape of your fabric. Sometimes after knitting a swatch I find I do not like the feel or the drape of the yarn I am using.

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