Top-Down Triangular Shawl Design Workshop with Beatrice Perron Dahlen
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:
Included in the workshop:
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.