There's something very fresh about lace. Makes sense that warm weather garments would need lots of holes to lighten them up, but it's more than that. Lace is delicate and fragile looking - like tiny buds and blossoms in your fabric. Even a smidge of lace gives sweaters a fresh spring look. Imagine Lavindin without its lace panels - doesn't look quite as spring-like, does it?
Lace patterns can be very simple with just one pattern row and a plain row back, or it they can include many rows with the pattern worked on both sides of the fabric. If you're just getting started and want to learn the basics of lace, we're offering a beginning lace class that will go over the fundamentals - yarnovers and double yarnovers, paired decreases, double decreases, and ways to keep sane while you work your lace. This is a great way to get started and build your confidence. Ginni teaches this class, and she is a master at it. She'll show you not only how to do the lace, but why you do it the way you do. You'll learn a lot and have a great time.
If you've already done a bit of lace but would like to try something more challenging, join us for the Albertine class.
Albertine is a beautiful scarf that will teach you several different, more advanced lace techniques. Worked in a beautiful new fingering weight yarn, Albertine is a perfect addition to your springtime wardrobe as well as a great learning experience.
If you're already an experienced lace knitter, you can pick up an Albertine Kit which includes everything you'll need to make the scarf as shown. As an added bonus, we're re-written the pattern in large font, and incorporated the corrections and charted the pattern for you chart-lovers out there!