UPDATE, July 5: There’s been a change of plans and Brooke will only be at Loop on Saturday, July 20. A few spaces remain in Introduction to Lace Knitting; Fixing Lace Mistakes is full.
Carol Sulcoski and Brooke Nico will be at Loop on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. Mark your calendars and save the dates!
Carol is a local author, designer, teacher, and yarn-dyer. Her most recent book, Sock Yarn Studio, is a beautiful collection of projects to make with sock yarn, other than socks. She is also the author of Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn and co-author of Knit So Fine.
Carol dyes yarn through her company Black Bunny Fibers. She’ll be here with loads of her luscious yarns and we’ll have copies of her books here too!
Brooke Nico is coming to us from a suburb of St Louis, Missouri where she’s the co-owner of Kirkwood Knittery. Her background in fashion design and her love of lace knitting have enabled her to create beautiful designs that have been featured in Vogue Knitting, Knitting, and Debbie Bliss magazines.
Brooke teaches lace knitting across the country. I’m pleased to have her teaching here and can’t wait to take her classes. I hope you’ll join me!
Lace knitting is often considered to be the ultimate goal of knitters. It is swathed in fear and excitement. In this class, we are going to de-mystify the techniques of lace knitting. Learn how to work yo’s in a variety of combinations, including double yarn overs, how to make those beautiful shaping lines with several important decreases, and how the 2 techniques combine to create lace patterns. We will also discuss the tools of lace knitting, including yarns weights and fibers, lace needles, markers, and charts.
Advanced Beginner Level, must know how to knit and purl, and be familiar with basic decreases.
Materials: smooth, light colored wool (fingering or sport weight), size 5, 6, or 7 needles, stitch
markers, pencil, paper.
Fixing Mistakes in Lace Knitting – SOLD OUT
$60 – 2 to 5pm, Saturday, July 20
Everyone who knits lace does it eventually, while working a lace shawl you discover a mistake several rows back. If you’ve inserted a life line, you can rip back safely, but what if you don’t have a life line, or what if you don’t want to rip out all 100+ stitches simply to repair some of them? In this class, we will discuss how to fix mistakes big and small in your lace knitting. We’ll practicing laddering up stitches in pattern using a crochet hook. We’ll also learn how to rip out a repeat of 10+ stitches, leaving the rest intact and re-knitting only those stitches.
Advanced Level, must be comfortable with lace knitting.
Materials: crochet hook, DPNs size 4 or 5, stitch markers,homework to be assigned prior to class.
Design Your Own Triangle Shawl
$60 – 10am to 1pm, Sunday, July 21
In this class, participants will learn the ins and outs of designing with lace patterns. We will discuss several ways of shaping a simple triangle shawl. We will also learn how to graph out a lace pattern in the body of the shawl, adding repeats in the most effective and aesthetic way as the shawl grows.
Intermediate level, must be familiar with basic lace knitting, including yo’s and decreases.
Materials: smooth, light colored wool (fingering or sport weight), size 5, 6, or 7 needles, pencil, paper. Optional, your favorite lace stitchionary.
Beyond The Triangle
$60 – 2 to 5pm, Sunday, July 21
Now that you’ve learned to design and chart your own triangle shawl, let’s talk about all the other great garments you can make with that same shaping line. In this class, you’ll learn to take your favorite triangle shawl chart and use it to create a raglan sweater, a dolman sweater, as well as a circle shawl. In addition, talk about the shaping for an asymmetrical triangle shawl, which is a long and narrow triangle.
We’ll talk about the key measurements needed for these garments, and how to adapt your chart and stitch pattern to fit into the garment shaping. In addition, we will talk about the shaping for an asymmetrical triangle shawl, which is a long and narrow triangle. These shawls are worked from end to end, rather than center out. This is a nice shape for an accessory piece, worn as either a shawl or a scarf. Another great plus, they are frequently single skein projects!
Sign Up Today!
Please call us at 215-893-9939 to sign-up for Brooke’s classes. Full payment is required when you register. You’ll receive a refund if the classes are canceled, otherwise, the class fees are non-refundable. Thank you!