This post is mostly about classes that I'm teaching in the coming weeks, but I'll pepper it with photos of the lace weight Vestry that I made a few weeks ago for visual interest. For details on the yarn I used, head over to the project page on Ravelry. You will find the pattern here.
Now on to the classes. I'm scheduled to teach three workshops at my good friend Beverly's store, Trillium Yarns in Morristown, NJ. If you haven't been to Trillium, and you live anywhere near, or are visiting the area I highly recommend checking this LYS out. Trillium Yarns is loaded with great yarn (I might have stocked up on Tosh DK and a good bit of Malabrigo Twist when I visited earlier this week). If you're not in the area Beverly also sells on-line, so head over to the website and check Trillium Yarns out. The first two classes I'll be teaching at Trillium (scroll down to find my workshops) are color workshops on Sunday, October 27th. In the morning class we'll explore color, step out our "color comfort zone", and learn to select yarns that will make our multi-color projects sing. Then in the afternoon workshop we will cast on and use what we've learned. Knitters may choose any of my multi-color patterns, and I will work with each to help select colors and master the necessary techniques to complete the project. I'm really excited about both of these classes because I LOVE to work with color! Please join us for one or both classes on October 27th, it promises to be a very fun day.
Next up on Sunday, November 10th I'm teaching Center Out Blankets and Shawls. Center out blankets are a lot of fun. Since they are knit in the round, there are no wrong side rows! The construction also lends itself very nicely to adding stripes and working in multiple colors. Knitters May choose any one of my center out blanket projects - Abby's Blanket, Hap-Lapghan (from Fair Isle Style), or Water Music. We'll learn several different cast on options, and master all of the necessary skills to complete your project. For those who want a simpler project, I'll also have instructions on hand for a basic center out garter stitch blanket.