Does the thought of lace knitting both terrify and intrigue you? If so, we have the class for you!
We are thrilled to have knitter and designer Sheila O’Keefe here at Stash to guide you through your first lace project!
“I learned to knit from my mom as a child, but didn’t stick with it. In 1995 I quit my career in electronics and moved from Texas to Oregon to attend graduate school at Oregon State University. That first dark and rainy winter I realized I needed an indoor hobby (besides TV and chocolate). Over the winter holiday break, I checked out some books from the local library, bought some needles and yarn, and re-taught myself how to knit. I’ve been addicted to yarn ever since.” -Sheila O’Keefe
The “Intro to Lace” class will take place on Sunday December 9th from 12:30-3:30. Cost is $35. During the class students will learn the basics of lace knitting including how to read a lace chart.
Skill level: Advanced beginner – Students must be very comfortable knitting and purling and ready not to panic if you drop a stitch or need to rip back
Materials: 400 yards of fingering-weight yarn for shawl (solid or semi-solid is recommended), ~25 yards of light-colored fingering-weight scrap yarn for lace stitch sampler, 24-inch (or longer) size US 6 circular needle (or needle size to get desired drape), one stitch marker. Stash Recommends: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock and Addi Lace needles. 15% off class materials.
Homework: With scrap yarn and size 6 needles, cast-on 25 stitches and knit for 2 inches in stockinette stitch.
Isn’t this shawl gorgeous? Sheila designed the shawl herself and the pattern is included with the class. We have a wonderful variety of fingering weight yarns that would look stunning in the geometric lace pattern!
Stop into the shop or give us a call (541-753-9276) to reserve your spot for this fun class!