Slow Curves • Saturday, 12/15

$36.00

Saturday, December 15th
1:00 – 3:00pm

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.

photo © Joji Locatelli

5 in stock

Description

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
  • Knit
  • 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

Materials:

  • 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.