K14 Petite Pinwheel: Rectangular Gradient Lace Shawl Worked from the Center Out with Laura Barker

Friday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Turf Valley – Belmont Room

Pinwheel is a rectangular gradient shawl from Knitty, Spring 2015. Modifying Barbara Walker’s Vortex creates a stitch pattern that looks the same every time it rotates 90 degrees, making the provisional cast-on a seamless part of the design, and giving the illusion of being worked in one direction while actually rotating 360 degrees. A sideways knit-on border that mimics the alternating lace and solid triangles completes the shawl. This class uses a miniature version to cover the cast-on, cord management, and special increases to create the corner increases. Skill level: Intermediate (has completed projects and has proficiency). Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: Any weight yarn from fingering to worsted, using approximately 300 yds, regardless of weight; appropriately sized circular needles, at least 24″, lace points preferred; 8 stitch markers, 6 matching, one different round marker, and one different corner marker. Homework: None.

Class Code: K14 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: None.

Laura Barker is a life-long knitter and former engineer and math teacher. She enjoys combining all the best of her experience in her favorite career, knitting design and education. Her designs feature innovative construction with clear instruction. She is the author of Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner, and has published patterns in Knitter’s Magazine, Knitty, Knit Edge Magazine and on Ravelry. She was an instructor at a DC LYS and has taught for Stitches events and various retreats. Her work may also be found on Ravelry, Instagram and Facebook as Cathedral Knits. She was founding VP of the Capitol Hill Knitting Guild.

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