Building with Lace Shawl via Classroom
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Building with Lace Shawl via Classroom



Building with Lace is the third publication from renowned knitter and teacher, Michelle Hunter. It is a carefully designed sequence of stitch patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult stitch patterns to make one elegant shawl. This work follows the same format as Michelle’s earlier publications, Building Blocks and Building in Color, and has been a long awaited addition to this educational series.

This pattern is supported by Michelle’s excellent, and free, online video instruction


Materials required:  "Building in Lace" book by Knit Purl Hunter, available at LYS. 
Yarn:  sport wt yarn approximately 1375 yds.  Suggested yarn is Patagonia by Juniper Moon Farm or Hearthstone by Plymouth.
Needles:  Size 6 US, 24 inch circular with sharp tips.  Size 7 or 8 US straight needles for practice swatch in class. 
Crochet hooks: size F aluminum and size 12 steel for adding beads.  Can use a Clover Amour No 6 1.00 mm or a Steel Light size 11/12.
Beads:  628 size 6 seed beads.
Notions and other needs:  Removable stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.  Waste yarn for cast - on and life lines.  Worsted wt smooth and light colored yarn for practice swatch knit in class.

Class meets from 4:00 to 5:30 on the first Sunday of each month:  11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 7/4, 8/1, 9/5


This class is held in person at LYS in the classroom, practicing proper social distancing.

Hear what others say about Building with Lace:

The Building with Lace class at the Yarn Shoppe in Longmont was wonderful for many reasons.  I was intimidated by the idea of lace knitting but it turned out beautifully. I liked the pattern because it was made continuously with different patterns separated by a few rows of garter stitch.  By the time I got tired of one pattern we were on to the next.  I loved the beginning and ending of the shawl.  It was really fun to make the triangle shapes while beading.  It was fun to learn new patterns I have never even heard of and have the feedback from the others in the class.  Theresa, the instructor was kind, helpful and very patient.  It was interesting to see the yarn and bead combinations of my fellow knitters.  I really love the pattern and I will make again. I get compliments on it all of the time.
Christina D.

Although I had been knitting some simple lace patterns for awhile, I wanted to challenge myself to learn more. The Building with Lace class was the perfect opportunity to learn more intricate lace patterns. Theresa was such a patient and considerate instructor. She made it a point to give everyone personalized attention. I thoroughly enjoyed this class with Theresa.
Beverly W. 


Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate level class.
Materials Included: Yarn must be purchase at Longmont Yarn Shoppe. Students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies.
Requirements: Homework: Read materials in Building in Lace book through page 9. Cast on 120 sts using the Provisional Cast-on (if you need assistance please stop in during business hours to teach you this cast on or refer to the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wkQRG4Tmv4) and work Set Up rows. Also, cast on 23 sts and knit 4 rows for the class practice swatch using worsted wt. yarn. Students should know how to read patterns, knit, purl, basic increases and decreases.
Instructor: Theresa White
Instructor Bio: Theresa White
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.