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Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch

May 29, 2009

THURSDAYS IN JUNE at Knitty City, 208 W. 79th St., NYC (212.787.5896)

Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch
Three Lace Classes with Lisa Daehlin

1 – Knitting a Lace Sampler  Thurs, June 11; 6-8pm
2 – Knitting Lace in the Round  Thurs, June 18; 6-8pm
3 – Hairpin & Broomstick Lace Crochet  Thurs, June 25; 6-8pm

POSTER - Lace Knitting and Crochet at KC 11,18,25June09
Dissect seemingly complex lace patterns into their simple components. Learn to read patterns in their written as well as charted symbolic forms. Sign up for either/both of these distinct knitting classes. One is not required for the other, but you’ll learn a lot about the structure and resulting beauty of lace if you take both! Additionally, the techniques of Hairpin and Broomstick Lace expand the palette of skills for any crochet or knitting artist. Each class is $50.

1 – Knitting a Lace Sampler – Learn various lace patterns using yarn-over increases that are paired with decreases to create a rectangular lace sampler which could be used as a scarf/pillow/shawl.  Prerequisite: Know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind-off.  Supplies: Knitting needles (size 7 or 8), one ball of DK or worsted weight yarn, movable stitch markers.

2 – Knitting Lace in the Round – Learn the skills needed to knit a lace circle (or square) from the center outward: knitting flat in the round on double-point needles, various directional increases/decreases used in yarn-over lace knitting.  Prerequisite: Know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind-off. Some familiarity with dpns is helpful but not required.  Supplies: Double-pointed knitting needles (one set in size 7 or 8), one ball of DK or worsted weight yarn, movable stitch markers.

3 – Hairpin Lace and Broomstick Lace Crochet – Hairpin and Broomstick Lace Crochet are examples of taking tools made for common everyday tasks and reinterpreting their use to create exquisite fabric. Learn the basic yet very special techniques that are used in these lovely crafts.  Prerequisite: Knowing how to chain and make a single crochet is helpful but not required.  Supplies: Hairpin lace loom, wooden dowel (or size 35 knitting needle), crochet hook (size G or H), one ball of worsted weight yarn (light-colored and non-fuzzy).

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera singer. She is a continuing education faculty member at Cooper Union. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan as well as on the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit 1 and Vogue Knitting magazines. Her designs are featured in the Lace Style and Bag Style books published by Interweave Press.

LOCATION: Knitty City – 208 W. 79th St. (Broadway/Amsterdam) Upper West Side of NYC


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