Level Up Lace Knitting with Francesca Hughes
February 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£79
We are delighted that Francesca Hughes will be hosting a lace knitting workshop
Lace knitting is a traditional technique of creating delicate, holey fabrics with origins mostly known from Shetland, Japan, Orenburg & Estonia.
It can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. It is essentially losing stitches by decreasing or working two or three stitches together, and then creating stitches to replace them.
Knitters on this workshop will create a sampler, going through a number of lace patterns throughout the day which will then be taken home to finish as a stole. We will start with simple one side lace, heading into slightly more complex lace as the day goes on.
To get the most out of this workshop, you should be confident in casting on & off, knitting and purling, and any increasing and decreasing practice would be useful as then we would be able to do more challenging lace on the day.
Students will learn:
- How to read Lace charts
- Increasing and decreasing stitches to create lace work.
Materials to bring to the class:
- 4.5mm / US7 needles for knitting flat (can be either circular or straight).
- Stitch markers
- 200g of non slippy sport weight yarn in colour if you want to complete the stole after the class. Otherwise 40-50g of a sport weight yarn.
John Arbon Textiles are kindly offering 20% off their Yarnadelic Sport range – the code will be sent once the class has been booked.