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Sinewy Lines at Knitty City – Improvisational Intarsia Lace workshop

March 15, 2013


Lisa Daehlin, design_ScreenShot of STITCH_Cable Zig ZagUnveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch

Improvisational Intarsia in Lace Knitting with Lisa Daehlin
Saturday, March 23, 2013; 2:00-5:00pm –
Knitty City Yarn Shop

The sinewy lines created by the increases and decreases of Lace Knitting provide a canvas on which one can explore the interaction of larger fields of color and the more delicate lines coursing through them. Using a pattern of lace and blending it with intarsia color technique, this “guided improv” knitting exploration focuses on making choices in transitioning elegantly (or dramatically) from one area of color into the next, informed by the ridges and textures of the lace. Let the fabric speak to you as you knit and the work you create will be uniquely yours!
Materials: worsted or dk weight yarn (1 ball each of 2 or 3 solid-colors, fairly smooth texture), knitting needles (size appropriate to your chosen yarn), 3 or 4 bobbins, moveable stitch markers. Prerequisite: Familiarity and Ease with Basic Lace Charts & a willingness to Take a Leap with your knitting.

[ related article on improv intarsia, as exhibited at Newark Museum ]

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 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. http://www.delisa.us/ & https://lisadaehlin.wordpress.com/

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

REGISTRATIONS: 212. PURL-TWO (212.787.5896) http://www.knittycity.com/

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