Let’s get stitchy…

One of my favorite knitting activities is playing with stitches, modifying them, or unventing new ones. I also love exploring new yarn shops and locations. So, you can imagine how much fun it will be to teach some upcoming classes for the synapse shawl, paperlace shawl, and blocking simple shapes with blocking wires at The Nifty Knitter, a lovely new shop in Issaquah! Call The Nifty Knitter at (425) 369-3098 to sign up or get more info/materials list.

synapse 

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Wednesday, December 28, 6-8 pm.  
synapse
is an equilateral triangular shawl with a simple stitch that only looks complicated. synapse is suitable for adventurous beginners that are ready to take their next step into knitting with interesting stitches, it is also suitable for advanced knitters looking for an interesting stitch to add to their stitch vocabulary. In class, we’ll cover synapse stitch, Russian join, and binding off to preserve stitch pattern size.

 

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Wednesday, January 11, 6-8 pm.
paperlace is a triangular mesh shawl that is suitable for adventurous beginners that are ready to the plunge into lace knitting; it is also suitable for advanced knitters looking for a rhythmic project for knit night or tv knitting. In class, we’ll cover mesh stitch, Russian join, and optional fringe.

paperlace looks great in fingering or dk weight yarns, solids or gradients; check out the paperlace ravelry page for yarn ideas.

 

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Wednesday, January 25, 6-8 pm.
I love blocking! It is the finishing touch that makes a piece come together and using blocking wires can make the process easy and fun. In class, we’ll demo how to wet block a simple rectangular or triangular shape (like the paperlace or synapse shawl) using blocking wires including how to run the wires through the piece, shaping and measuring, pinning, and drying. Then together we’ll do a hands-on dry version of the process using participants’ work so everyone can get the feel of using the wires in class and knowledge of how to complete the process on their own at home.

Call The Nifty Knitter at (425) 369-3098 to sign up or get more info/materials list.

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