Create a vision in lace as if an angel’s wings draped about your shoulders. Using the elegant technique of yarn-over increases paired with decreases, learn to knit lace in a triangular shape. The class begins with how to make a garter stitch tab as the cast-on at the nape of the neck and covers the skills (including various ways to incorporate beads) needed to work down to the shaping of the bound-off edge. Practice chart reading by working on a stitch pattern which could be incorporated into the shaping of your triangular shawl.
SUPPLIES: circular knitting needles (size 7 or 8), one ball of dk or worsted weight yarn (light colored and non-fuzzy), movable stitch markers.
PRE-REQS: know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera singer. A continuing education faculty member at Cooper Union, she has the distinction of being their first-ever teacher of knitting and crochet courses. She teaches in the Studio Arts Workshop at Newark Art Museum. A sought-after designer of knitted and crocheted fabrics and objects, she free-lances for the fashion industry and retail design. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, on the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit 1, Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting Magazines as well as featured in the Lace Style and Bag Style books published by Interweave Press. For more information about Lisa and her work, please visit http://www.delisa.us/ & http://lisadaehlin.wordpress.com/