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Cows, Colleges, & Contentment… and Crochet?

December 19, 2012


























Do contented cows knit? If they DO, do they knit lace? I’d take a gander that they would if they were in one of these classes that I’m teaching at Northfield Yarn. What a way to kick off the new year! Join us on another adventure (the ladies have invited me back after a class in October when I was in town to give a concert) at the yarn shop overlooking the banks of the river flowing through the lovely town of “Colleges, Cows, and Contentment” – could it GET any more pastoral than such a scene? If it does… we’ll have to use our sticks and string not simply for stitch making, but get cracking on Beethoven’s 6th


with Lisa Daehlin

Tunisian Crochet is a Hybrid of Crochet & Knitting, resulting in a fabric with a woven quality.

Tunisian Crochet 1 –Thursday, January 3, 2013; 6-8pm
Learn how to make the basic Tunisian Crochet stitches (simple/knit/purl) and experiment with a variation in simple lace stitch.

Tunisian Crochet 2 –Friday, January 4, 2013; 6-8pm
Expanding on the basic Tunisian Crochet skills, incorporate the use of two colors (striping, houndstooth, intarsia), work in the flat and in the round, and create textural variations (bobbles, lace, etc).

Creating Knitted Lace: Organic Design within Geometric Shapes –Saturday, January 5, 2013; 2-6pm

Knitting in lace is an exploration of positive/negative space. The sinewy lines created when using relatively simple knitting maneuvers (yarn-over increases paired with different types of decreases) lead the yarn (and your eye) through the landscape of a fabric composed of lines, holes, shapes, motifs—both organic and geometric. In this workshop learn how to: make these various paired increases/decreases; knit (and how to read, in words and charts) some specific stitch patterns designed to focus on the various elements of knitted lace; incorporate beads into the stitches; learn the formulas for using this decorative (yarn-over) increase to create rectangular, circular, and triangular shapes—the building blocks of shawls, hats, pillows, purses, objects.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She teaches in venues including the Studio Arts Workshop at Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. A continuing education faculty member at The Cooper Union for seven years, she has the honor of having been the first teacher of knitting and crochet courses at this historic institution. 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, gracing the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit.1, Knit Simple and Vogue Knitting (& Vogue Crochet) magazines as well as featured in Lace Style, Bag Style, and The New Tunisian Crochet books published by Interweave Press, and Vogue Knitting: Ultimate Hat Book and Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps by Sixth and Spring Books. and

LOCATION: Northfield Yarn  314 Division Street, Northfield, MN
REGISTRATIONS: 507.645.1330

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