We love lace! We love the feminine allure of lace shawls and wraps and
cowls and scarves. But we do not love the wrong sides of these garments.
Phooey! What’s a knitter to do? Did you know you can convert many
stockinette-based lace patterns into reversible lace patterns? No, this
is not double-knitting, but you should already be comfortable with 1×1
ribbing and lace knitting.
Skill level is intermediate.
Students should already be familiar with the basic processes of
knitting lace including mastery of yarn-overs, left-leaning decreases (ssk), and
right-leaning decreases (k2tog).
What you will learn:
Italian cast-on, which is perfect for reversible lace or 1×1
ribbing or brioche (If you are taking the 2-hour version rather than the 3-hour version, we'll have to skip this cast-on)
double yarn-overs and how to deal with them on the next row
left-leaning reversible decrease
right-leaning reversible decrease
tubular bind-off, which is also perfect for 1×1
Maximum 20 students.
½ day workshop
Students receive a handout in booklet form including the Juniperus ficus scarf pattern.
No materials fee. The pattern (normally a paid download on Ravelry) is provided as part of the class materials.
No homework, per se, but please be sure you meet the prerequisite (unless you really love being in over your head).
project uses 2 skeins of Feza yarns Harvest worsted or other plump, 6-ply, round, springy yarn
needles appropriate for 1×1 ribbing in this yarn
If you want to practice before you cast-on the project, bring class yarn (worsted weight, plain, light or bright or medium color, non-splitting) and appropriate needles
No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. I have a projector if the facilities can accommodate it. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.
This class has been taught at
The Whole Nine Yarns, Woodstock GA;
Spring Fling 2016, Atlanta GA;
Yarn and Y'all, May 2016, Greenville SC;
Georgia FiberFest 2016, Columbus GA;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2016, Fletcher NC;
South Carolina Knit Inn 2017, Greenville SC.