In this workshop we will go deeper into some of the popular scarf shapes by knitting different mini shawls and learning about the construction and the advantages of each shape. We start with the classic ’top-down’ triangle, where we will have a look at the ‘garter-tab’ structure. After that, we will try out various of the popular and modern scarf shapes (including the asymmetrical triangle and sickle shape) and different ways to construct these shapes.
The different directions from which you can start the shawl (from top to bottom, from bottom to top, from the middle to the outside) will be discussed. Attention is also paid to how you can add color and different stitch patterns to shape you chose.
At the end of the workshop you will have learned the following:
- Basic design of a shawl
- How to add a stitch pattern to a basic shape
- How you can go one step further from the basic principles
Participants need to know how to set up stitches, knit and purl and apply simple increases and decreases.
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Date: Friday 11 October 2019 from 13:00 to 16:30
Location: Workshopruimte 3
What to bring: The yarn in two colors (DK) is sponsored by Cross & Woods (booth 71) and a pair of circular needles suitable for the yarn (4 – 4.5 mm)
Max. number of participants: 12
Price: Early bird pre-sale € 59.00 including a dayticket to the Festival (click on ‘Buy your ticket’ below). The price at the register € 69.00 including entrance to the Festival.
What’s included: A worksheet with the construction methods for the basic forms of a shawl and a download code for one of Natasja Hornby’s shawl patterns, the sponsored yarns by Cross & Woods. You will also receive a Dutch Knitting Festival notebook and a pen, during class we serve coffee or tea with something sweet.
Pictures: Natasja Hornby