Plug-and-Play Shawl Design Starter Class with Amy Singer
In this class, Amy will give you a simple plug-and-play manual that will let you turn sock yarn, or any other fingering-weight yarn, into something gorgeous to wrap around your shoulders. Triangles and rectangular wrap options are offered, and the lace patterns are guaranteed easy-but-beautiful. The class provides the basis for designing your own lace shawls. The notes are comprehensive and you’ll do most of the design work after the class is over. This class includes lunch with Amy.
Skill Level: Intermediate Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice. Date: Friday, September 25 Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm LUNCH WITH AMY, included with the class. Time: 1:00pm Note: Vegetarian options will be available. Homework/Materials required: * 600-800 yds if fingering-weight yarn – suggestions include wool blended with silk, bamboo or tencel, pure silk, alpaca, cashmere, tencel blends, bamboo. If using multiple skeins, skeins should be the same colorway. Remember that the more variegated your yarn is, the more solid the lace pattern you choose for your shawl will need to be. Tone-on-tone or semi-solids show off lace patterning the best, but if you don’t care about this, just bring the yarn you love and we’ll make it work. * A good selection of needles in sizes 5 – 9 (circulars are great for the increasing row length in triangular shawls), and more sisizes wouldn’t hurt. * A big pile of simple ring stitch markers (at least 25…more is better). * A pad of graph paper and a pencil/eraser. * A cushion for your chair.