Beaded Lace from Charts with Melissa R

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Class Description:  Take your lace to the next level with beads! Reading lace charts and written instructions can be challenging and confusing.  This workshop will teach you how to translate charted lace patterns, creating nupps and adding beads to your knitting.  We’ll also cover tips and tricks for working lace, and how to block your beautiful results! Classes are spaced to allow time for you to make progress on your project.

Class Dates:  

  • Sunday, July 14th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Optional: Sunday, July 21st 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 4th, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Course Fee: $75 for 4 hours of instruction (plus an optional 1 hour check-in). 

Yarn, beads and needle:  Scarf can be made in fingering or sport weight yarn.  No dark colored yarns (black, navy, brown, charcoal, burgundy, etc).  Yarn should be solid or tonal with minimal halo (“fuzzy”) for clear stitch definition.  Pattern is not suitable for variegated. Please no mohair for this class!

Yarn Circular Needle Beads

   24” or 32”

Fingering weight 420 yards US 5 (3.75mm) 400 beads, size 8/0 or 6/0 seed beads

Sport weight 400 yards US 6 (4.0mm) 300 beads, size #5 or 6mm seed beads

Sample shown is knit in Freia Ombré Sport Gradient, 2 balls.

Notions: Small scissors, pencil, highlighter, and beads as listed below:

Pattern:  Learn to Knit Lace   free on Ravelry

Techniques covered:  Wrapped provisional cast-on, yo, ssk, k2tog, cdd, nupps! , beading, two-sided lace, putting in and using life lines, moving markers within lace repeats, picking up stitches from a provisional cast-on, and lace blocking techniques.  This class will teach you how to knit from charts and recognize the lace pattern within your knitting.

Recommended for: Intermediate (You should be comfortable with knit and purl stitches, casting off, and reading your stitches.)

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