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Knitting Lovely Lace Boarders with Jen Lucas


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Learn the tips and tricks for adding a lace border to your knitting! In the class we will be knitting 3 swatches so you can get the techniques for knitting a lace border onto the body of your piece with­out seaming. The first swatch demonstrates how to attach the border to your work as you go. The second swatch explores working the border first, then picking up stitches to work the body of your piece. In the third swatch we will be working the border and adding stitches along the edge as we go, to work after the border is complete. After this class, you will want to add a lace border to everything.

This is an intermediate level class. Students must knowhow toknit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/de­crease; beginner lace; ability to work from a chart is a plus but not a requirement

Materials students should bring: 40–50 yards of smooth, solid, light-colored worsted-weight yarn US 6/4mm or 7/4.5mm knitting needles (straights or circulars are ok; gauge is not critical for swatches) 1 stitch marker, Knitting notions (tapestry needle, stitch markers, small scissors, etc.) Pen or pencil

Homework: Cast on 16 sts. Work 12 rows of garter stitch (knit every row). Leave on needles, and bring to class.

Jen Lucas has been knitting since 2004 and designing since 2008. You can find her designs in several magazines, including Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Love of Knit­ting. She’s the author of several knitting books, including the best-selling Sock-Yarn Shawls books. Jen has also self-published dozens of patterns on Ravelry. In 2014, after a decade of testing municipal wastewater for a living, she retired her lab coat and safety glasses to work in her de­sign business full-time. When not knitting, you can find Jen crocheting, cross stitching, reading or organizing her life in her various planners. She lives in Fox River Grove, Illinois with her husband, Alex. Her website is http://jenlucasdesigns.com.

Non-Member: $115 (Member $105)