Saturday, December 15th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Slow Curves is a crescent shawl design that alternates wedges of solid colors with wedges of ‘faded’ or mixed yarns. With the use of short rows, these sections create curves that move like a pendulum. On one side of the shawl you will see 4 definite solid sections and on the other side you will see them all blended together. The result is this beautiful, big, optically intriguing shawl.
Time: One 2-hour class
Level 3 Alpine: starting to climb, confident in knitting and purling or crochet chains and finished a few projects
Skills you need (these are essential for everyone to have the best class experience):
- Cast on
- Bind off
Skills you will learn:
- Garter tab cast-on
- Knit 2 together (k2tog)
- Yarn over (yo)
- Short rows (wrap and turn)
- Knit 1, yarn over, knit 1 all into the same stitch (kyok)
- Picot bind off
- Fingering weight yarn in 4 colors. The yarns and yardages suggested in the pattern are listed below:
- Color 1 (lightest): 110 yards
- Color 2: 280 yards
- Color 3: 440 yards
- Color 4 (darkest): 350 yards
- Needles: US 6 (4 mm) needles 32” or longer (as shawl grows there are over 500 stitches on the needle)
- Slow Curves pattern by Joji Locatelli (we can buy it through the Ravelry in-store program and include it in your class discount)
- Other notions:
Row counter, tapestry needle, small stitch markers, a split ring st marker (to mark right side of work), highlighter tape, point protectors (recommended), blocking pins or wires.ends
Preparation (to ensure that you will get the intended instruction – please do BEFORE you come to class
- With waste yarn (or color 1), create a swatch by casting on 30 stitches and working 10 rows in garter stitch, knitting every row.
- Leave the stitches on the needles so we can practice the new skills before starting the actual project.
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.