A virtual class with Denise Bell May 6, 10:00am-12:00pm May 12, 10:00am-12:00pm May 13, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT Denise continues to share her love of Shetland lace knitting. In this class, we will practice the contemporary “outward” progression method of knitting a square Shetland lace shawl with a sample that starts with the center and finishes with a beautiful peaked edge.
An in-person class with Denise Bell Aug 4, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm Students will draw and swatch several yoke options using Plötulopi yarn (supplied by the instructor), do a bit of gauge math, and discuss how to move forward to knit an Iceland yoke sweater.
An in-person class with Denise Bell Aug 5, 2:00-5:00pm Themes of the sea are frequently represented in Shetland designs. Would you expect anything less from the beautiful but hard-to-reach islands located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea? Learn two distinctive stitch patterns — the Cockleshell and the Lace Heart — as we practice knitting with lace-weight yarn.
An in-person class with Denise Bell Aug 6, 9:00am-12:00pm Have you ever knit a colorwork pattern and found that one yarn seems to advance and the other recede? Maybe you've even gone back with a dpn to try to plump up the stitches that got lost? The cause isn't color contrast, but how the yarns are carried.
About Denise Bell
Denise Bell and her husband Chris run Lost City Knits. She is the designer behind two books: Ultima Thule: Knitting Patterns Inspired by the Shetland Islands and Deep Roots: Patterns Inspired by the Tallgrass Prairie in Kansas. Denise designs and teaches primarily in the lace and colorwork traditions
Along with these two books, Denise has designed lace shawls, skirts, colorwork vests, sweaters, and other interesting garments.
Her teaching experience includes events from coast to coast and border to border at large conventions, small retreats, guilds, and yarn shops. Denise’s goal is to encourage students at all levels to be intrepid and eclectic in their knitting adventures.