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Shetland Sky, Sea, and Heart


Price includes 4 hours of class.

A virtual class with Denise Bell

Sept 9, 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00–4:00pm CDT

Discover the fascination of Shetland lace stitches as you learn to knit the Bird’s Eye, the Cockleshell, and the Heart.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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In this exciting class, we’ll learn new skills as we knit a swatch. Our adventure In fine lace begins with two Shetland stitches, the Bird’s Eye and the Cockleshell. Both require a bit of concentration but are well worth the effort when a traditional Shetland lace shawl is your goal. Then we’ll sample the Heart stitch, which is challenging, rewarding, and represents the love many of us have for Shetland lace.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Proficiency in executing basic decreases and experience reading charts.

There is an optional $15 kit for this class.
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The kit will include:
1 Ball Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Shetland Supreme – White
Note: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.

Supply list

•Optional Kit
• 100 yards of smooth lace or fingering-weight wool yarn in a solid light color; white or cream is preferable. (When learning several of the techniques, silk or bamboo yarn is slippery and hard to control. After you learn the skills, you can be more adventuresome with the yarn!)
• Circular or straight needles US 4 or 5 for fingering; US 5 or 6 is also acceptable. Sharp-pointed needles are important for lace knitting; a blunt-tipped bamboo needle will not be your friend.
• 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

No pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Amy F.
Wonderful Shetland lace stitch patterns

Denise is a wonderful teacher. I have taken several classes with her at Stitches events. She is patient and makes sure everyone understands. Denise’s classes start with some history of where the particular stitches or knitting style originates. The teacher and former history major in me loves that! I thoroughly enjoy learning new lace stitches, patterns & history to expand my knowledge.

I am in the process of frogging the sweater I started so I can make a cockleshell border on it.