Mini Faroese Shawl

Mini Faroese Shawl
With Greg Cotton
Wednesdays, November 19, December 3 and 10, 7-8:30
$55 + Supplies

Square, circular, triangular...shawls come in lots of shapes.  Long ago the incredible knitters of the Faroe Islands came up with a sophisticated and very cool variation on the triangular shawl, with shaping around a center gusset and more shaping at the edges, along with very subtle shoulder shaping.  And because of that shoulder shaping, a Faroese shawl won't fall off your shoulders!  No need for a shawl pin.

In this class, we'll knit a miniature version of a Faroese shawl--a neck/shoulder shawl with all of the sweet Faroese shaping.  We'll do all of that unusual shaping and will add in a sweet little lace pattern.  Your shawl will use about 50 grams of a sportweight yarn (100% wool is always best, of course...), which we'll knit loosely on perhaps a #7 or #8 needle (Greg suggests a 24" circular needle).  Skills (which will be taught if you don't already know them) involved will be left- and right-leaning decreases, reading a lace chart, and (possibly) some form of provisional cast-on.
supplies needed: 50 grams of sportweight yarn, #7 or #8 needle 

(3 session Class)