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Galiano Island Knit Social Retreat with Norah Gaughan, Galiano Island, Vancouver, BC

I am THRILLED to be heading back to Galiano Island! In this Knit Social retreat, I’ll be teaching alongside the inimitable Norah Gaughan, and I’ll be teaching the following:

Shawl Shapes

Shawls are one of the most popular projects in the knitting world right now. They’re the perfect way to explore new techniques or use just a few skeins of precious yarn for something lovely. In this class, we’ll look at a how to create a few different shawl shapes, and then discuss adding stitch patterns or playing with unconventional shaping. Experience needed: knitting, purling, increasing.

Materials and homework: Though we will mostly be swatching, you can bring between 500-900 yards of fingering weight yarn to start your chosen shawl and a size 5 or 6 32” or longer circular needle. For swatching, please bring around 200 yards of dk or worsted weight yarn, appropriate needles, and stitch markers. 

A Lace for Everything and Everything in Its Lace

Lace is one of the most beautiful ways to manipulate your knitting into something truly spectacular.  In this class, we’ll work on designing our own lace patterns based on two different development techniques: encoded and improvisational.  From there we’ll swatch, play, and perfect that lace ready to add to any project you want!

Please bring: smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles, graph paper, pencil, and eraser.

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