It’s a Wrap! – Design Your Own Shawl
With Kim McBrien Evans
Mar 13, 2-4pm CST;
Mar 14, 2-4pm CDT;
Mar 20, 10am-12pm CDT
Recipe for a shawl: Take an inspiration, add a dash of color, mix in texture with stitch pattern, develop a shape that sings, and you’ll have a wearable-art wrap to wear with pride.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of this class for 7 days following the event.
Shawls are the perfect knit. They suit all people everywhere, and are the ideal canvas for personalization.
You will start with inspiration — an image, a person, a place, or an object — and begin experimenting by creating and changing the basic shawl shapes into just the right one for you.
Then we’ll learn how the addition of color and texture (think stitch patterns) will customize your designs. We’ll explore ways to turn inspiration to solid ideas, learn how to edit them into a knitable design and build a shawl that is personalized to your needs and desires.
Kim will share how to compare general yarn weights to sizes of shawls (shawlette, small shawl, medium, large, shlanket…)and will talk about finished size in relation to body size.
Playing with yarn during class is encouraged, and time between sessions allows students to build a plan, and start their shawl before the end of class!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Student should have knit 3-4 shawls or scarves, and feel comfortable reading a shawl pattern
__Small amounts of yarn for swatching shapes
__Stash yarn— select a yarn (from your stash) that you’d like to use use for a shawl and bring it to the first class.
__Pencil crayons or other coloring tools to work with (digital drawing and painting tools are fine)
__Graph paper for charting designs (digital charting tools are fine)
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes