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Bead It! Just Bead It! (Virtual)



If you have been interested in beaded knitting this is the class for you. 

Beads in knitting are a wonderful addition, you can make them the show stopper or a subtle eye-catching detail. The bead work for this class is incorporated into a lovely crescent shaped lace shawl, allowing for other skill building, such as but not limited to, lace knitting, knitting increases and decreases and chart reading. 

This class will cover: 

- Beading techniques 

- Lace knitting 

- Increase and decrease stitch work 

- Chart reading 

- Plus, so much more. 

Approximately one week prior to the first class, you will receive an email from your instructor on how to make the most of the on-line sessions, the Zoom link and information on any pre-class homework (if applicable).

 
Skill Level:
intermediate
Skill Details:
This class will cover: - Beading techniques - Lace knitting - Increase and decrease stitch work - Chart reading - Plus, so much more
Requirements:
Supplies: Pattern: Fairyhill Shawl by Helen Stewart (available for in-store purchase via Ravelry) Yarn: This pattern offers two sizes, both worked in fingering weight. For the smaller shawl you will need 400 - 436 yards and the larger shawl calls for 610 - 872 yards (per pattern description) Needle: US 6 40-inch or size needed to obtain gauge. Beads: Small Approx. 230 beads / 19g size 6 seed beads and for the Medium Approx. 360 beads / 29g size 6 seed beads (per pattern description) Notions: Stitch markers (at least 2 to identify border stitches, but more for repeats recommended); Beading tool *- a dental floss threader (it has a straight bit that leads to a loop - not the fuzzy thing that is just a straight thread) or a Fleegle Beader (pick the one that will fit the bead size you select); tapestry needle and other basic knitting tools. *Special note about about dental floss threader and Fleegle Beader, we are not affiliated with these products and are only suggesting them as items that have been used by the instructor, as a consumer such as yourself. No warranties or representations are intended. Approximately one week prior to the first class, you will receive an email from your instructor on how to make the most of the on-line sessions, the Zoom link and information on any pre-class homework (if applicable).
Instructor Name:
Jenna Hycner - The Knitting Academy
Instructor Bio:
I caught the knitting bug one day, more than 30 years ago, waiting on line in a grocery store and spotted a copy of Family Circle (or maybe it was Better Homes & Garden), which had a beautiful seed stitch cardigan sweater. That was it, I just had to knit it. I can't remember where I got the supplies, but based on the pictures in the magazine, a sweater was born. One I can still wear today. Some say teaching oneself how to knit a sweater that would likely have been labeled intermediate to advanced was a challenge not to be taken, but I had no one to tell me I couldn't do it - not even myself. It is that attitude of fearlessness that I want to impart to my students.

Colorwork, such as fair Isle and brioche is some of my favorite work. I am also madly in love with entrelac. Knit garments with unusual construction will also catch my eye. In a class, find what you love to create. My teaching style is driven by showing you how to make decisions about projects, how to execute them well and really nail down a technique. Most classes will cover pattern reading, how to make modifications and how to hit the easy button even if the project is hard.

Bead It! Just Bead It! (Virtual)

Cost:
$ 105.00
Excludes supplies