Wandering Shawl: Knitting Nordic without a Pattern

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Wandering Shawl: Knitting Nordic without a Pattern

January 15 & 22, 2021 (3:00-5:00 PM CT) with Lesley Darling

Level of Instruction
This class is suitable for beginning knitters who can already knit, purl, cast on and off, but would like to play with design.
Tuition
$60.00 Members
$60.00 Non-members

The triangular shawl is one of the most quintessential and cozy Nordic knits. For generations folks have created their own patterns, so that's just what we'll do in this class! Using yarn that you have on hand, or discussing suitable options to purchase, you'll knit a shawl like no other. This class is suitable for beginning knitters who can already knit, purl, and cast on and off, but would like to play with design. We will discuss several ornamental stitch patterns throughout the class as well.

Supplies: Students will need to provide knitting needles (circular or long, in an appropriate size to match yarn), a crochet hook (optional), and yarn (we will discuss ideas in class and use yarn on hand for the first meeting), and leftover yarns to play with techniques.

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitation sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class.

Enrollment Deadline: January 2, 2021

 

Registration for this class has closed.


About the Instructor

Lesley Darling

Lesley Darling

Hailing from the Great Plains, Lesley Darling's passion for fiber and folklife has led her on quite the journey – from herding with rare-breed sheep in Wales to learning a dying language whilst knitting with elders in Sweden and beyond. In addition to growing and foraging natural dyes, she practices off-road knitting, creates conceptual nature-based garments, and occasionally spins and weaves. She teaches throughout the Midwest and Appalachia and loves to work with beginners and intermediate students with humor while sparking their curiosity for folk culture.

 



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