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Beaded Lace Shawl with Erin

Beaded Lace Shawl with Erin


Skill Level: Intermediate

Students must already be comfortable with cast on, knit, purl, yarn overs, basic increases and decreases (M1L, M1R, K2tog, SSK), bind off

Lace knitting is not scary; it is merely knitting with increases and decreases that create a pattern of holes in your fabric. Often lace is knit with a finer yarn but not tiny needles. This creates a light and airy fabric that, once blocked, looks intricate and pretty. It is so much easier than you think it will be! Mojito is a Boo Knits pattern that is geared for the beginning lace knitter.

In this class you will learn:

  • reading charts

  • using stitch markers

  • complex increases and decreases

  • placing lifelines

  • working with beads

  • picot bind off

  • blocking tips

Session 1:

  • Garter tab cast on

  • Work Chart 1: reading charts, placing life lines

  • Begin Chart 2: reading charts, using stitch markers, placing lifelines

  • Discuss beads and tools: types and where to purchase

Homework before Session 2: Finish chart 2 (twice) and chart 3, purchase beads (900) and tools

Session 2:

  • Work chart 4: wrong side patterning and place beads

  • Begin chart 5: complex increases/decreases, placing beads

Homework before session 3: Finish chart 5 (be ready to bind off)

Session 3:

  • Picot bind off (how to place picots without “counting”)

  • Live blocking demonstration

Supplies to be purchased before class one:

Pattern: Mojito by Boo Knits to be purchased before first class

One skein of the Gleem Lace, or one skein of Vixen Lace available in store.

Needles: Size 4, 5, 6 , 32 inch

Stitch Markers

Wednesday evenings, July 17, August 7, 21: 6:30-8:00

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