Learn to knit the BLUE HERON SHAWL

In this 3 hour class, I'll be teaching how to knit

the Blue Heron Shawl, the cover garment on Faerie Knitting, a beautiful triangle shawl that resembles the wingspan of a heron, worked in an unconventional manner. It was designed to accompany a magical original fairy tale written by Alice Hoffman, a story of a woman who runs away from her troubled life to go live with a family of blue herons. The shawl, though reflective of this fantastical story, is not a costume but rather a very wearable piece that has received great praise from the knitting community. In this pattern, the cast-on starts at center back and grows wider as is customary, but the stitch pattern creates horizontal bias “tiers” rather than a traditional triangular directionality. In this class, we will make a swatch of 5 tiers, learning how to get this unique effect, and then learn to pick up stitches and work short rows for the original feather-tip bind-off. We will measure the swatch and calculate gauge to determine the student’s desired length for a completed shawl. 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

2 - 5 pm

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