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Class at Knitty City _ Knitting a Triangular Lace Shawl_ REDUX

August 9, 2012

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Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch with Lisa Daehlin

LOCATION:  Knitty City Yarn Shop, NYC


Sunday, August 12th 2012; 1-4pm

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 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, Knit Simple, 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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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie Rothenberg permalink
    August 14, 2012 12:17 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed the class, Lisa. I’m in awe of your skills as a knitter and just as impressed by how you’re able to make it all understandable. You’re a born teacher. Congratulations on your graduation. I’m sure your just as fabulous making the world of music accessible.

    • August 14, 2012 1:36 am

      Stephanie, thank you for being a part of a dynamic class this weekend. I consider myself lucky to be the one who gets to lead the group of curious learners….I’m always learning too! No matter what the skill level of those taking the class, it’s a great time. As you and the others in class at Knitty City this weekend had a solid grasp of fabric construction, that informed our conversations about lace allowing us to take it to another level altogether. Be well, knit on, and stay in touch. 🙂

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