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Advanced Beginner Lace Shawl - Usonian: SU Apr 8 & 15, 2-4 pm
Advanced Beginner Lace Shawl - Usonian: SU Apr 8 & 15, 2-4 pmAdvanced Beginner Lace Shawl - Usonian: SU Apr 8 & 15, 2-4 pm

Advanced Beginner Lace Shawl - Usonian: SU Apr 8 & 15, 2-4 pm

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Learn to knit a striped lace shawl with the designer.


Usonian is a modern, asymmetrical striped shawl with a striking combination of lace and textured ribbing stitch patterns. This class, taught by the designer, will show you everything you need to know about working a striped shawl with two different color yarns in order to maintain neat edges. It is also an excellent introduction to lace knitting and chart reading, since the lace patterns used throughout are easy to knit and memorize. The design was inspired by the Usonian-style homes of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Two 2-hour classes

Skills learned:

  • reading lace charts

  • carrying yarn up the side when working stripes

  • review of increasing and decreasing

  • using a lifeline

  • reading your knitting

  • russian bind off

  • blocking


  • Approximately 620-680 yards of fingering weight yarn in 2 different colors. Color A uses about 360-410 yards and Color B uses about 250-275 yards. We suggest either solid or tonal hand-dyed yarns in natural fibers (no acrylic). Self-striping or heavily variegated yarn is not recommended.

  • US#5 (3.75 mm) 32” circular needles with good points

  • US#7 (4.5 mm) straight, double pointed or circular, for bind off

  • tapestry needle

  • copy of Usonian pattern, available on Ravelry

  • blocking supplies (to be discussed in more detail in the class, can be purchased later)

Be sure to come to the shop early enough to have your supplies purchased and your yarn wound into balls before the start of class.

Class fees are not refundable unless the class is canceled by the shop. If cancellation is made outside of 72 hours of class start time, you will be provided with a store credit for use for any future purchase with the shop. Unless otherwise indicated, our classes are for adults only. Your registration is valid for the dates listed in the description and may not be transferred to other class dates.

We offer a full refund within 30 days on any full priced yarn, bag or clothing item in original condition with receipt. Wound yarn or yarn smelling of smoke or containing pet hair may not be returned. Unfortunately, there are no returns on gift cards, needles, notions, books, patterns or discounted yarns.