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2-day workshop at 92Y ~ Knitted Lace: Organic Design within Geometric Shapes

October 8, 2019


Knitted Lace: Organic Design within Geometric Shapes      REGISTER HERE

2-day weekend workshop:  Sat & Sun, Oct 19-20, 2019, 11 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor:  Lisa Daehlin

92Y SCHOOL OF THE ARTS  Knitted Lace: Organic Design within Geometric Shapes  2-day weekend workshop Sat & Sun, Oct 19-20, 2019, 11am-4:30pm with Lisa Daehlin

Knitting in lace is an exploration of positive and 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; knit an edging and how to attach it to a non-bound-off edge; create 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.

Prerequisite: Know how to cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, and have some familiarity working with double-pointed needles.


Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She has taught fiber arts at The Cooper Union, Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery, Harlem Knitting Circle, Vogue Knitting LIVE and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. 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.


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