Master this stunning lace shawl (Twig and Leaf) with the direction of designer Ann Hanson. This is an advanced lace techniques course! This class will be a review and swatching of all the stitches and techniques required to knit this Knitspot design, with tips and tricks for navigating the pattern.
This day long workshop includes a catered lunch.
This class is rated “uberchic.” Students should have completed at least two beginning/intermediate lace projects, have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing and intermediate knitting terminology, experience with a variety of lace stitches, and be able to execute a crochet chain stitch.
- Yarn for finished sizes – 80(100, 120) inches around hem edge and 13(17, 21) inches long at center back: 525(675, 875) yards of laceweight yarn
- US# 2.5 (3.0 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge (gauge is 29 sts and 64 rows = 4 inches in garter st)
- US# 4 (3.5 mm) for hem, or two ‘mm’ sizes larger than body needle
- stitch markers
- dental floss or fine cotton yarn (for lifelines)
- 100 yards of fingering yarn for practice
- US# 5 or 6 needles for practice lace work
- Crochet hook size E or F
- Copy of Twig and Leaf pattern
Please prepare an accurate gauge swatch before class, to determine the correct size needles for the project. Once this is determined, please cast on and set up markers as instructed at the top of page 2 of the pattern.
Bio: Anne Hanson / Knitspot
Knitspot owner and designer Anne Hanson, a life-long knitter with experience in the fashion and graphic design fields, enjoys an ongoing conversation with users, incorporating customer feedback into knitspot products wherever possible. Anne also teaches and writes about knitting, spinning, and designing in her “knit spot”, and lives in Ohio with David, who loves wool, too.
Anne’s background as a pattern maker/draper, technical designer, and costumer in New York City’s garment district informs her work, providing a rich source of experience in garment construction and fit, as well as knowledge of a wide range of fibers and fabrics.