Breaking the Rules: Building Unique Shawl Shapes
With Kim McBrien Evans
Feb 5, 1:00pm-3:00pm CST
Think beyond basic triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles! Build unique shawl shapes with twists, turns, and a sense of adventure.
Contemporary shawls build on tradition, yet defy it openly. Shawls are for all genders and all sizes and are limited only by your imagination. Take what you know about traditional shapes like triangles, rectangles, and squares, and learn to bend, twist, and break those shawl recipes. We’ll manipulate shape to create changes in depth and length, and we’ll play with colors and stitches to create unique shawls just for you.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Students should have basic knowledge of shawl knitting and be familiar with at least one of the following shawl shapes: top-down triangle, sideways triangle, or rectangle/square.
__Small amounts of yarn for making shawl samples (fingering, DK/Sport, or Worsted-weight yarn)
__Needles appropriate for your yarn
__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