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*CLASS: Building With Lace THURSDAYS OR SATURDAYS June 2024-May 2025

*CLASS: Building With Lace THURSDAYS OR SATURDAYS June 2024-May 2025

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*If this class is sold out, please email or call the shop at 952-262-1554 to be added to the waitlist.

Building With Lace

Building With Lace is a carefully designed sequence of patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult patterns to make one very elegant shawl/wrap. Following the same format as Michelle’s earlier books, Building Blocks and Building in Color, Building with Lace is the long awaited addition to this educational series!

As an added bonus, all the techniques featured in this book are supported with online video instruction that we will send you prior to class each month. This will prepare you for the techniques you will learn in class.

Stop into the shop to see a sample of this wrap knit in Hikoo Riley yarn!

Instructor: Shari Besser + the Rose Yarn Co. team

Cost: $205 class fee (22 hours of classroom instruction) plus Materials

Dates: One class per month for 11 months, June 2024–May 2025. We will run two concurrent groups (choose ONE) on the first Thursday evening and first Saturday afternoon of every month, with one exception for a holiday.
Thursdays 6:00–8:00 pm OR Saturdays 1:00–3:00 pm (see list of dates below)

Level: Intermediate or VERY confident Advanced Beginner. Prior to this class, you need to be able to cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, and have experience with decreases such as K2tog, P2tog, SSK, etc. You also need to be comfortable fixing basic mistakes. This is NOT a beginner level class.  

Skills: You will learn how to work numerous lace stitches including CDD, PKOK, SK2P, K3tog tbl, Work 5tog, P2tog tbl, cables, wrap stitch, smock stitch, bobbles, nupps, cable cast on, apply beads, read charts, fix lace mistakes and more!

Pattern: Building With Lace book by Michelle Hunter (Approx. $18)

Size: The finished shawl measures approximately 22” wide and 72” long.

Materials: 10% off with class purchase. Please note: Yarn and Building With Lace book must be purchased from Rose Yarn Co. for this course.

  • Yarn: The recommended yarn per the pattern is Hikoo Rylie, which we will be specially ordering for this class. A beautiful alternative would be Blue Sky Fibers Metalico. We strongly caution against choosing a dark color unless you are a very experienced lace knitter.
    5 skeins Hikoo Rylie (approx $130) or 10 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Metalico (approx $189)
  • Needles: Size US 6 (4mm) 24" circular needles - or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Crochet hooks: Size US G (4mm) for provisional cast on and US 12-14 (0.75-1.0mm) for bead placement
  • No. 6 seed beads (we will work on sourcing these!)
  • Waste yarn for provisional cast on and lifelines
  • Ring stitch markers
  • Opening stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Row counter
  • Fix it tool
  • Highlighter tape/post-it notes/washi tape
  • Notebook and pen
  • Great attitude and positive mindset! 

Class Dates:

Session 1: THUR June 27 / SAT June 29 (Exception due to 4th of July holiday) - How to fix mistakes in lace, provisional cast on, deadline to order yarn!
Session 2: THUR August 1 / SAT August 3 - Section 1
Session 3: THUR September 5 / SAT September 7 - Section 2
Session 4: THUR October 3 / SAT October 5 - Section 3
Session 5: SAT November 2 / THUR November 7 - Section 4
Session 6: THUR December 5 / SAT December 7 - Section 5
Session 7: THUR January 2 / SAT January 4 - Section 6
Session 8: SAT February 1 / THUR February 6 - Section 7
Session 9: SAT March 1 / THUR March 6 - Section 8
Session 10: THUR April 3 / SAT April 5 - Section 9
Session 11: THUR May 1 / SAT May 3 - Applied Borders

Please note: Class fee and materials are non-refundable. There are no refunds for missed classes, but we will attempt to help you with missed content in shop when time allows. Please consider carefully if you would like to commit the time and expense for this nearly year-long project.

Instructor Bio: From Shari Besser – “I’ve been teaching classes since 1998, when my twins graduated from high school, and Zandy from Zandy’s yarn shop took a chance on me! I learn more from people than I teach! My grandma taught me to crochet and knit a bit, but a friend sat me down and taught me the basics, I’m so thankful for her! I’m still learning and in awe of what so many accomplish. I might be a familiar face as I’ve taught at a few shops!”

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