Introduction to Lace Knitting with Kate Atherley at Fiber Friday via ZOOM!
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Introduction to Lace Knitting with Kate Atherley at Fiber Friday via ZOOM!

Get ready to explore the world of lace knitting with expert instructor, Kate Atherley! We are thrilled to have her lead a three-part series which will give you everything from the fundamentals and hidden secrets that elevate it into an art form. Whether you’re a lace novice, or just getting started with it and want to build your skills and confidence, you'll find step by step instructions tailored just for you - plus lots of inspiring support along the way. Discover how fun and rewarding this classic craft can be as we uncover why knitters love creating intricate patterns with beautiful results. Starting with the basics - How Lace Works, and moving to more skills, and important techniques like preventing and dealing with  mistakes, at the end, everyone will be ready to tackle all sorts of lace projects! We’ll end the class with your first scarf or shawl project well underway. 

A minimum of 8 students is required to run this series by March 17th . In the event we do not get 8 students it will be cancelled. Sign up early to ensure this valuable series runs!

Class 1:

How Lace Works, and How to Work It

An introduction to the stitches and stitch patterns in lace knitting. We’ll build skills for reading the patterns, and working them. We’ll cover working from written instructions and charts, and I’ll provide tips for keeping track, counting stitches, and making sure it’s turning out!

Skills required: suitable to knitters who are confident with knit, purl, increasing and decreasing.

Materials: students should have on hand some medium-weight yarn in a light color, and 4.5-5mm/US #7-8 needles for working flat; a few stitch markers.

Class 2:

Next steps in Lace:

In this session, we’ll build more skills for lace work, and get you ready for your first project. We’ll practice some more advanced lace stitches – multiple yarnovers, changing stitch counts, double-sided lace. I’ll talk about methods for fixing – and preventing! – mistakes. And we’ll discuss yarn and needle choices. We will provide you with three patterns to choose from from the most simple to the most involved and challenging - you get to decide depending on the level of challenge you are seeking! 

Materials: Same as for the previous week.

Class 3:

After a couple of weeks to knit, we’ll regroup to talk about your project. We’ll address any questions or issues that have come up. I’ll talk about finishing techniques – weaving in ends, and blocking. I’ll also show you a few solutions for keeping your edges good and flexible – stretchy bind-offs, and attached edgings.

Crest of the Wave Scarf

Spring Leaves Top Down Triangle


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Suitable to knitters who are confident with knit, purl, increasing and decreasing.
Instructor: Kate Atherley
Instructor Bio: KATE ATHERLEY is an internationally known knitting teacher, designer, author and editor. She has published eight books, with a ninth just published, and her focus in all her work is the empowerment of knitters, illuminating both the methods and mechanics of the craft. The combination of her university degree in mathematics, professional experience in software development, technical writing and usability, and training in garment and fashion design give her a unique perspective. She also works as an editor and technical editor, helping other designers and authors bring their work into the world. She lives in Toronto with her husband and the family of skunks under their porch.
Your tuition includes your choice of one of Kate's Lace knitting patterns

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