Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Waxing Victorian

The Victorian Era, a time in which it was still possible for a person to know everything there is to know about the universe (I'm serious!). A time of gold leafed china, merging cultures, beautiful frocks, tea imports... and lace. ;)

What better way to expand your knitting repertoire is there other than diving head-first into a lace project? You've done hats, blankets, cables, and perhaps even sweaters--it's time to challenge yourself to learn something new and beautiful.

Next month we will continue to offer our beginners lace class with Lisa K., wherein students will learn to knit a basic feather and stitch pattern. If unable to make the class, which will be held on April 19th from 5-7pm, we are happy to schedule private lessons in the shop with our knowledgeable knit-divas.

While trying to cater to both the novice and the experienced knitter we have added Karabella's new line of Lace Merino Silk to our 'stash' at the shop. The LMS comes in 250 yard skeins, and is a light fingering weight yarn (ie: 6-8 stitches per inch) which is perfect for both beginning and experienced knitters. Lace knitting, believe it or not, is surprisingly simple to do.

The internet is a great resource for knitting help, which I'm sure many of you already know! Eunny Jang, of Interweave Knits, has an amazing introduction to lace on her blog titled "Majoring In Lace" Pin It

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