Knitting: Mini Faroese Shawl
with Greg Cotton
Wednesdays, April 8, 15 and 22 7 - 8:30 pm
$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)