Often, the repeat of a lace motif doesn't line up "seamlessly" when knit in the round. This is the exact problem I faced when I thought I was going to design and knit a simple cowl for Noro's new bulky yarn: Rikka. (We think this design looks fabulous using a few of our own hand dyed yarns as well.) Everything seemed to go well with knitting our chosen trellis lace pattern for the first repeat. Disaster struck when trying to adapt the second repeat of the pattern: NOTHING lined up! Of the many lessons learned designing this lace project, the biggest is that sometimes you need to rob Peter to pay Paul! Join me for a project based class where we explore the exciting world of lace, with a dash of cable work, and the skills you need to make it all easy as pie! Upon completion of the class, most learners will leave with at least one full repeat completed of the pattern and have the skills to finish the project. Seamlessly!
Techniques Covered: Increasing stitches: yo twice, decreasing stitches: k2tog & ssk, purl through the back loop, 1/1 cable, slipping stitches, reading a chart, and marker placement.
Prerequisites: Basic experience with knitting is a necessary prerequisite for this course. Participants should be able to demonstrate the following techniques: knit, purl, and worki in the round.
Pre-work: The pattern will be sent to each participant upon completion of registration for this course. Cast on the project and work through the end of Round 4. Stop.
The following materials for the class are curated to facilitate your learning experience. Some of these supplies are included and some must be purchased separately. The fee for this class is only for the instruction and supplies provided by the instructor.
You are required to bring the following supplies needed:
Please consult the instructor, Josh Steger, prior to class for assistance with selecting materials. Ph. 920-819-5575 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This class meets for up to 2 hours on Friday, November 17, 2023 from 1:00pm-3:00pm CST. Please contact us with any questions about registration.
Conference Room 3. This class is held during the All Fiber Arts Retreat 2023 at the Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center. A conference room is reserved for our use at the back of the main festival space. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow yourself time to get situated. Class will begin and end promptly within the agreed upon times with the instructor as scheduled. Please notify us prior to the class if you need any accommodations.
About the Instructor
Josh Steger began his journey as a fiber artist at a young age when he learned to knit, crochet, and sew. Josh always felt inspired by yarn and what you can make with it. It was a natural progression when he started to dye wool, spin it into yarn, and ultimately, create surface designs. In 2013, Josh formally launched his fiber arts studio, Icon Fiber Arts, as a part buds ‘n bloom. Josh's experience as an instructor is well rounded. He formerly worked for United Healthcare in Green Bay as a Trainer and Learning Specialist. He has taught classes for Traveling Treadlers Fiber Arts Guild and the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild. He also provides one on one instruction for knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, hand spinning, and dyeing.
Attendance & Cancellations
This class is a group style seminar with a minimum of 2 students to go forward and a maximum of 10 students. If the class minimum is not met, a full refund will be provided. A refund will be provided to attendees if notice is sent 3 business days in advance of the scheduled class. There is no refund or partial refund for the class for missing the session. You may transfer your reservation to another person if your cancellation is within the 3 business days before the start of class. In the unlikely event of inclement weather that would prevent the class from meeting, the class will be extended and rescheduled as determined by the Instructor. Please contact us promptly for any changes required in a reservation.
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