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A Trilogy of Triangles with Nancy Lekx on Zoom



Many of the most popular shawl patterns are triangles, and in this class we will examine the construction of three classic triangular shapes: bottom-up, top-down (with a garter tab cast-on and a central spine stitch), and an asymmetrical triangle knit side to side. All three triangles will be shaped with simple increases on right-side rows only. We will discuss how to find stitch patterns that easily fit into these constructions, then learn how to adapt either the stitch pattern or the rate of shawl-shaping increases in order to use stitch patterns that don’t fit nicely into the formulae. While much of that work will be done with paper and pencil, we will spend some time knitting shawl beginnings, working on effective cast-ons and increases for shaping shawls. Just think how everyone will “ooh and aah” at Knit Night when you tell them you designed the shawl you’re wearing!

Recommended yarnsVintage DK or Vintage Worsted, Aly BeePeekaboo Worsted or Alegria Grande.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Should be able to cast on and bind off; knit and purl; make yo, M1L and M1R increases; read charts (although full written instructions will be provided).
Materials Included: Handout
Requirements: Bring some worsted or DK weight yarn and appropriate needles for knitting lace stitches (we'll be working flat, knitting back and forth, not in the round); scissors. Having access to the hand-out, as well as a pencil and eraser, will be helpful.
Instructor: Nancy Lekx
Instructor Bio: Nancy Lekx lives in a small town on the southern shore of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada - a beautiful location that provides inspiration for a thriving arts and crafts community. There's a Fall Fair with displays of all sorts, and a great craft show in December where the fee for a vendor table is $25.00 and two dozen cookies for the charity bake sale! Some of her designs have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and A Needle Pulling Thread magazines, and by yarn companies like Cascade Yarns. You can find her designs on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/nancy-lekx .
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