Students will learn the basic construction, theory, and history of this unique shawl shape. Knitters are so inventive, and the Faroese style shawl is proof of that. It’s shape and construction are truly inventive, and this garment exists to be a truly utilitarian item of clothing. We will knit a small version of the shawl so that we can cover all of its elements: Dividing the work into the three main components (two wings and center panel), lace borders, decreasing rates to create the telltale butterfly wing shaping, shoulder shaping, and grafting the final neck stitches. Students will make a miniature shawl incorporating all of the elements of a traditional Faroese shawl. Faroese yarn from Navia will be supplied by Kelbourne Woolens.
Size US 6 or 7 circular needles, 24–32" long. Please bring your choice of 100% non superwash smooth wool, or $8 to purchase a skein of Navia Uno yarn from the Faroe Islands.