The Posy shawl is the perfect accessory for summer. Lightweight and soft with a crescent shape that is big enough to cover your shoulders. Posy can also be worn like a scarf, for a lot of versatility! The pattern starts with garter ridges and then flows into a beautiful, delicate floral lace. This is a great pattern for someone who has done some lace before or a knitter who is ready for an adventure.
In this three-part class you will learn how to make a "garter tab cast-on,” one of the most popular ways of starting a shawl. You will also learn new increasing methods, some specialty stitches, and how to read a lace chart. There will also be a discussion on blocking the finished shawl, and how to use blocking wires to make the most of your lace work.
When: Fridays, June 28 July 12, 19, 6-8pm (no class July 5)
Skills Required: Intermediate. Must be a knitter who knows how to fix basic mistakes and read stitches. Prior experience knitting lace is a plus. We will be working from a charted pattern.
Materials: There are two different shawl sizes and weights to choose from:
Heavy weight size takes 650 yards of fingering weight and 650 yards of lace weight mohair-silk (yarns are held together), 40” US #9 circular needle.
Light weight size takes 900 yards of lace or fingering weight yarn, 40” US #6 circular needle
Both sizes will require a full set of stitch markers, and a copy of the pattern “Posy” by Tin Can Knits.
Call 831-515-7966 to register.