Friday, June 29, 2012

Nearly Mindless Shawl

I will be teaching a Nearly Mindless Shawl class at The Dancing Goat in Warsaw on July 16 & 23. This is a great shawl for those wanting to make something light and lacy but unsure of their ability to get the stitches to line up just right. You get to choose where and when you add the lacy mesh to your shawl. The shawl in the photo is solid with a mesh band at the bottom edges and a picot bind off for a little more interest. Decide whether you want :

  • a set placement of a specific number of lace rows mixed with a specific number of solid rows
  • to alternate solid and mesh as you work through wide bands of different colors (think Noro)
  • to choose a few colors from a hand painted yarn for more random placement of mesh areas
More great things about this shawl are getting your choice of any yarn size - though lace weight and fingering are probably best for this time of year, deciding what size shawl you want - you can keep adding yarn until you have a blanket if that's what you're looking for - the one in the picture used just over 400 yards of lace weight yarn and blocked out to a nice medium size, and, who knows, once you get the hang of it you might want to move on to one of those fancier shawls you've been eyeing!
Hope to see you there!

For more details: call Mara at The Dancing Goat: 585-786-2888

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