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Building with Lace

If you haven’t done it before, learning to knit lace takes some time, concentration, and practice. But it is a skill that can be mastered by most knitters, so don’t let the complex-looking results scare you off. Building with Lace is a carefully designed sequence of patterns that introduces knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult patterns, resulting in a beautiful lace shawl with beads. Skills you will learn:

- How to read a lace chart (and compare to text instructions)

- How to work lace increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso)

- Choosing the correct needles and yarn for lace knitting

- Troubleshooting and problem solving in lace knitting

We are offering the latest series by our favorite skill building guru, Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter. Like her previous series, Building Blocks and Building in Color, you will learn lace techniques one section at a time, at your own pace.

Feel free to register for any class and work on any section of the nine chapters of lace or the final beading chapter for the ends.
Alternatively you may also schedule a private lesson to catch up.  E-mail the shop with your preferred times and dates.

Please bring with you:
- The book Building with Lace by Michelle Hunter
- Some practice yarn and appropriate needles to practice the new stitches before you work the next chapter on your project. Recommended is a DK or worsted weight yarn in a light color, so that you can see how the stitches work. 
- The yarn for your project. The book recommends a sport weight yarn, however, a fingering weight yarn will work as well.
- Beads for chapter 5 and for the beading at the ends. 
- Stitch markers, cable needle, and crochet hook.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Advanced beginner
Requirements: Must know how to knit and purl. The shawl starts with a provisional cast on (we can go over that if needed). Some experience with yarn overs, knit 2 together and slip-slip-knit is helpful but not required.
Instructor: Anne-Marie
Instructor Bio: Anne-Marie

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


1702-H Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

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