Sunday, October 27, 2013

Beaded Lace Class: Saturday, November 2nd, 2-5p.m.

We are pleased to have Teri Lindstrom as our guest instructor for this upcoming class. She is an expert lace knitter, and especially enjoys including beads in her work. Please let us know ASAP (either call 505-672-2008 or email us at if you are interested in registering for this class, as space is limited. 

In this class,  participants will learn about adding beads in knitted lace using one of two scarf patterns provided.  The simpler pattern may be used by those who are less familiar with lace knitting while the more complicated pattern may be used by more advanced students. We will start by covering some basic knitting techniques commonly used in knitting lace – charts, provisional cast ons, etc. – and talk about techniques that may help knitters that are new to knitting lace. Participants will then learn two different ways of adding beads to knitting, with tips on when it is best to use each method. 

Materials needed:
Lace or fingering weight yarn of your choice. (Light DK may also work if that is a preference but no worsted weight).
Needles to match the gauge for the yarn.
Beads to go with your yarn: approx. 500 small beads for the scarf design.  For lace weight yarn, No. 8 seed beads are best. For fingering weight yarn either No. 8 or No. 6 seed beads may be used. If using No. 6, you will NOT want them all through the scarf as they will add a lot of weight. You can use 1 – 3 different colors of seed beads if you desire.
No. 10 or No. 12 crochet hook. The hook must be small enough to go through the seed beads.
Darning needle to run in the yarn ends when the scarf is finished.

*Larger beads for the edging, as well as a flosser to be used as a beading needle, will be provided.*

Fee: $30 includes pattern and large edge beads
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2-5p.m.

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