Beaded and Beautiful – A lacy beaded shawl class (Virtual class)
Elevate your knitting with beads! Is it just me, or is there just something extra special about a beaded shawl? In this course, we will cover beading and lace work. When the course is done, you will not only have a gorgeous shawl, but you will have all you need to tackle any lace project you like in the future.
In the unlikely event that any of you want to focus on lace only, beads are optional. In this class we will cover what to do if your pattern calls for beads, but you want to exclude them.
Techniques covered include, but definitely not limited to:
- Beads in knitting – how it is done
- Lace knitting – the fine details
- Increase and decrease stitch work
- Yarn overs done right
- Blocking lace
Pattern: Early Morning Rain by Mindy Ross (available via Ravelry and in-store purchase)
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn approximately 500 yards. Recommend Wolle’s Yarn Creation or Urth Gradient set (both available at Center of the Yarniverse). Wolle's Color Changing yarns found here for the 100g, 150g and silk options.
Needle: US 6 or 7 32” or 40”
Notions: Stitch markers: 1 locking stitch marker to identify the right side of work and various stitch markers for repeats; a beading tool (such as the Verna beading tool sold at Center of the Yarniverse); a means of tracking rows, either a row counter, highlighter tape and/or a pattern keeper. Tapestry needle and other basic knitting tools.
Beads: Approximately 1000 6/0 (or 6.0 mm) seed beads. Available at Bangles and Beads in Carytown and on-line at Fire Mountain Gems
Students who purchase their class supplies through Center of the Yarniverse will receive a 10% discount off the yarn.
What to expect before class begins: 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).