Beginning Lace: Springtime Loop

2.5 hour Hands-on Workshop

Take your knitting to the next level!

Think lace is too fiddly? It’s easier when you use sport, DK, or worsted yarn. Learn basic lace stitches such as yarn overs, knit two together, make one, and more. Then cast-on for a Springtime Loop designed to use one skein of Knitwhits Freia Handpaints Freia Ombré Sport or perhaps a special hand-dyed worsted weight yarn like Baah Shasta.

Baah Springtime

One Skein of Baah Shasta

 

 

 

 

 

Learn:
  • Basic lace: increases, decreases, and double decreases.
  • How to read charts.
  • Cast-off and cast-on methods for stretchy edges.
  • How the type of yarn affects the finished project.
  • How to use a lifeline and stitch markers.
  • We will then cast-on for the Springtime Loop Cowl.

Skill level: Beginner who is very comfortable knitting, purling, casting-on, and casting-off
Instructor: Kathi Snodgrass, Ravelry ID: KathiS, Blog: Kathisdesigns.com

Materials and Preparation:
  • 1 skein Knitwhits Freia Handpaints Freia Ombré Sport or 200 – 220 yards of DK or Worsted yarn of your choice for the Springtime Loop. Wool/wool blend yarns are best to help the lace block well.
  • Partial skein for practice stitches – again wool is best.
  • 24 inch Circular needles size 5 or 6 (or a size appropriate for your yarn, 7 or 8 for worsted. You do not want this too tight).
  • 30 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Ruler

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