Fill a Triangle with Lace

Sivia Harding

Sunday All Day

In this class we examine the structure of the top-down triangle shawl and insert our choice of lace patterns to create an original design, with an eye to shaping, esthetics, and flow. We discuss charting patterns, shaping lace in pattern, modulation from one pattern to another, and borders and edgings. Students receive the benefit of my experience in designing innovative lace shawls and exceptional beaded lace. You will learn all the skills you need to design your own top-down triangle shawl, and acquire many tools that carry over into other areas of knitwear design.

Skill Level: Students need to know how to knit and purl, perform basic increases and decreases including yarn overs, and be comfortable with working from a knitting chart.

Material fee: $7 for color handout


Student Supplies: Bring one or two skeins of fingering weight yarn (400 - 800 yards). If seed beads are desired, bring size 6/0 beads,  preferably Japanese. Please bring about 300 (25 grams) to make sure you have enough for your design. Steel crochet hook size 14 (0.75 mm) for placing beads. Stitch markers in 2 colors. At least one charted stitch dictionary, if you have any. Graph paper. Pencils and GOOD erasers. Highlighter tape, post it notes, or magnetic chartkeeper for keeping track of your place in a chart.

Homework: If you have any charted stitch dictionaries, turn the book(s) UPSIDE DOWN and find one or more stitch patterns that appeal to you. I will bring stitch dictionaries for you to borrow, so don't worry if you don't have one at home.