Top-Down Triangular Shawl Design Workshop with Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Top-Down Triangular Shawl Design Workshop with Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Regular price $150.00

Learn how to design your own, one-of-a-kind shawl, with internationally known designer, Beatrice Perron Dahlen, author/editor of MAINE knits and several e-books. We are lucky to have her as a neighbor here in Freeport and are excited to host this day-long shawl design workshop.

You’ll begin with a top-down triangular shawl shape and learn the foundational elements of shawl designing and knitting. The morning will be spent with a discussion of fiber content, weight, and gauge, and how those elements will affect the look and drape of your shawl.  You will learn various construction techniques that will enhance your shawl design. You will then identify interesting stitch patterns to include in your design and learn how to combine and chart selected design elements while shaping your shawl.

Armed with all this knowledge, you’ll be ready to chart your own individual designs and incorporate increases as you build your complete pattern.  You should leave the workshop with a fully executed pattern, ready to start knitting your own shawl!

Students will need to bring:

  • Yarn from your stash for swatching – bring different weights and fibers you may like to use for your shawl so you can test stitch patterns. Some yarn options will be provided.
  • Circular Needles – bring a variety of sizes to play with since you will be deciding the yarn weight during the workshop.
  • Stitch Dictionary – we will have some to reference, but if you have one that you enjoy, please bring it along.
  • Your notions kit with scissors, stitch markers and other knitting tools.
  • A bag lunch or enjoy lunch at one of the many options around Freeport.

Included in the workshop:

  • Six hours of hands-on instruction
  • Beatrice’s Simple Shawls booklet
  • All supplies for charting your shawl design 

Prerequisites: You must be able to independently cast-on, knit, purl and bind-off.  You must be able to read and follow charts, and have experience knitting a shawl.

 Date:  Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00am-4:00pm (including a 1-hour lunch break)


 Maximum of 15 students for this workshop. Sign up early to reserve your spot.