Knitting the Blue Heron Shawl from Faerie Knitting (NEW!)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Projects & Patterns
The Blue Heron Shawl, the cover garment on Faerie Knitting, a beautiful triangle shawl that resembles the wingspan of a heron, is worked in an unconventional manner. It was designed to accompany a magical original fairy tale written by Alice Hoffman, a story of a woman who runs away from her troubled life to go live with a family of blue herons. The shawl, though reflective of this fantastical story, is not a costume but rather a very wearable piece that has received great praise from the knitting community. In this pattern, the cast-on starts at center back and grows wider as is customary, but the stitch pattern creates horizontal bias “tiers” rather than a traditional triangular directionality. In this class, we will make a swatch of 5 tiers, learning how to get this unique effect, and then learn to pick up stitches and work short rows for the original feather-tip bind-off. We will measure the swatch and calculate gauge to determine the student’s desired length for a completed shawl.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase decrease; familiar with lace
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):