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not just for squares: lovely granny crochet & knitting triangular lace

August 30, 2011

Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch
Knitting & Crochet Classes with Lisa Daehlin
during the month of September at Knitty City Yarn Shop, NYC

Classes Lisa Daehlin is teaching at Knitty City Yarn Shop in September 2011.

Not Just for Squares: Lovely Granny Crochet – Saturday, September 17th 2011; 2-5pm  This lovely crochet technique is used for triangles, circles and other geometric shapes—the building blocks of an infinite number of projects. Techniques covered: Join chain to form a ring, working into the center of the ring, building corner motifs, connecting pieces to each other to create larger fabrics, garments or objects.  Supplies: Crochet hook (size G or H) and two colors of dk or worsted weight yarn. Prereq: know how to make a chain, single and double crochet stitches.

Knitting a Triangular Lace Shawl – Saturday, September 24th 2011; 2-5pm – 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. Prereq: 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 the 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, Vogue Knitting Magazines as well as 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

REGISTRATIONS: 212. PURL-TWO (212.787.5896)

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