Saturday, August 31st from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
This arched shawl begins at the center with only a few stitches while yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Garter stitch short row wedges add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. The repetitive knit stitches and rhythmic short rows are easy to work while still keeping your interest, a perfect travel project! Built in I-cord edges and an I-cord bind off outline the entire shape for a clean finish. Choose one yarn or use different yarns for a striped effect.
Time: One 2-hour class
Level 3 Alpine: starting to climb, confident in knitting and purling and finished a few projects
Skills you need (these are essential for everyone to have the best class experience):
- Cast on
- Yarn over (yo – increase)
Skills you will learn:
- Provisional cast on
- Short rows that don’t use a wrap and turn
- I-cord edging
- Fade in a new color
- Carrying unused color up the side
- How to use a lifeline (just in case!)
- 1-3 skeins (of different colors) of fingering/sock weight yarn with at total of at least 720 yards
- Size 6 circular needle 32”
- Dotted Rays pattern by Stephen West
- Small stitch markers to mark the ‘last turn’ as well as the ‘next turn’
- Row counter(s). The row numbering in this pattern is unusual. Details will be provided in the class notes. Susan found it useful to use 2 row counters: 1 for the actual row # on the pattern, and then a 2nd one to keep track of the ‘repeat’ rows. Each time you start a new segment, the repeats increase.
- Highlighter tape and/or magnetic pattern holder (recommended)
- Point protectors (recommended)
Susan Johnson has been knitting since she was a teenager. She is always looking for projects where a new skill or technique is learned. In her day job she provides training for a software company. Teaching knitting classes allows her to combine her training experience with her love of knitting. She is a huge Ravelry fan, where you can find her as SusanJ.