Westknits Shawl Mashup


Wednesday, February 6 from 1 to 4PM

In this workshop, you will explore Stephen West’s shawl world as he demonstrates several of his top down shawl construction methods. Stephen will help you mix your favorite elements together into your own shawl mashup.

You will be given a handout in class filled with Stephen’s favorite techniques, stitch patterns, and shaping ideas. If you prefer to follow a pattern, you will be guided to either use a simple shawl shape to fill with texture and color as a guideline. Or, you can create your very own knitted shape if you like to improvise and experiment. Emphasis will be focused on experimenting with elements like colorful stripes, Westknits shortcut short rows and yarn overs.

Materials: Please bring a selection of 2-10 colors and textures to inspire you to create a new project. Use standard fingering weight yarns and US 4-6 needles or bring larger needles if you’d like to double up or work with thicker yarns. More is more and less is a bore in Westknits workshops!

Your project may grow into a finished shawl or you may use it a sample to explore new shapes.

PLEASE NOTE: Classes with Stephen are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may give your seat to a friend. If class is cancelled, we will offer you the choice of a store credit or refund.

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