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Get your LACE ON – workshops & private lessons with Lisa at Knitty City

August 5, 2014

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August is Lace Month – 2014
Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch with Lisa Daehlin at Knitty City
REGISTRATIONS: 212.787.5896
LOCATION: 208 West 79th Street ~ Upper West Side of NYC

Saturday the 9th
noon-2pm – one-on-one Private Lessons
2-4pm – Broomstick Lace Crochet is an example of a technique which makes use of a tool designed for a common everyday household task but reinterprets its use to create a lovely fabric. That resulting fabric features larger than usual loops of yarn, gathered into groups and then embellished with several single (or other) crochet stitches. One particular distinction of this among most other crochet techniques, Broomstick Lace Crochet allows one to easily create ‘drape’ in the fabric, also showcasing and leaving visible long strands of the yarn. It is, therefore, an excellent stitch choice for supple blankets and flowing garments. Join us as we learn the basics of this lovely technique. PreReq: know how to make a chain and single crochet stitch. Contact Knitty City re supplies.

Saturday the 16th
noon-2pm – one-on-one Private Lessons
 2-5pm – Learn to Knit a Triangular Lace Shawl
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 how 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. PreReq: know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off Contact Knitty City re supplies.

Instructor: Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She teaches in venues including the Studio Arts Workshop at Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery, Harlem Knitting Circle, Vogue Knitting Live, 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.

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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