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Stephen West at Loop!

Stephen West is one of the youngest and newest of today’s knitwear designers. His hat and shawl designs use texture and color to create accessories that are fun to knit and stylish to wear. Stephen is at the forefront of the current small shawl trend and is almost single-handedly responsible for their appearance on male knitters.

Stephen West wearing a Daybreak Shawl

Stephen will be spending the weekend at Loop, teaching two classes and knitting with us in the shop. He’s bringing a trunk show of his designs and we’ll have all of his patterns for sale. Please join us!

Trunk Show Reception
Friday, May 21 from 4 to 7 pm

Triangular Shawl Workshop for Adventurous Beginners
$40 – Saturday, May 22 from 10 am to 12 noon

In this 2 hour workshop, Stephen West uses his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will knit a small triangular swatch while topics such as cast ons, increases, bind offs, and blocking are discussed. You will also learn some of Stephen’s favorite tips and tricks!

Materials: scrap yarn and needles of choice for a swatch (worsted weight recommended)
Homework: Familiarize yourself with Make One Left and Make One Right increases if you have never encountered them before.

Triangular Shawl Workshop for Intermediate to Advanced Knitters
$40 – Sunday, May 23 from 10 am to 12 noon

Same as the workshop for Adventurous Beginners but with more in-depth discussion of technique and construction. In this 2 hour workshop, Stephen West uses his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Students will knit a small triangular swatch while topics such as cast ons, increases, bind offs, and blocking are discussed. You will also learn some of Stephen’s favorite tips and tricks!

Materials: scrap yarn and needles of choice for a swatch (worsted weight recommended)

Call us at 215-893-9939 or stop in to register for Stephen’s classes.