For the shawl curious, a workshop to demystify construction and techniques involved in knitting shawls. Spend the day with prolific designer Ambah O'Brien, exploring the beauty and intricacy of lace and mosaic knitting.
Teacher: Ambah O'Brien
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: We’ll start our day with a discussion on shawl construction, looking at popular shapes and how they are created. Next we’ll cast on and knit a mini shawl each. This is a hands on workshop to learn a variety of techniques commonly used in shawl knitting including: reading charts for lace and mosaic colourwork knitting, working lace and mosaic stitches, shaping and a fun bind off. A demonstration and discussion of blocking your shawl project will follow.
While we knit together, Ambah will share her favourite tips and insights.
Materials to bring:
- knitting needles 3.75mm or appropriate needle size to match your style of knitting ie. tight or loose
- pen for making notes
- tapestry needle to weave in ends
Takeaway: A mini knitted shawl
Level: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate.
Prerequisites: Ability to cast on, knit and purl and work basic increasing and decreasing. An understanding of basic knitting terminology.