Derecho Shawl

December 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Wendy on Fridays, December 5, 12 & 19 from 10am-12pm. $75 plus materials. Derecho – Spanish for “direct or straight ahead”. This knit Derecho is a triangular shawl knit modularly in two directions to produce a pattern of interconnected stripes. Two circular needles are used to knit on one side at a time while keeping the other side’s stitches live. Think log cabin in a triangle! Customization comes in many forms with this shawl: use a garter stitch as seen in the Ravelry picture, or a stockinette stitch as Wendy is doing. Work a smaller size or larger size. And think of the endless color possibilities, both expected and unexpected! This is a knit you can have in time for a holiday gift, or a New Year’s treat for yourself. You will learn how to increase using knit in front and back of a stitch, pick up stitches, and change colors. And in the end you will end up with a wrap that you’ll want to wear all the time. This wrap can be knit in virtually any yarn you love. You can choose from any of our gorgeous sock yarns, Mimi mink, or Baah Aspen like Wendy’s sample. Or use a slightly thicker yarn for a larger, heavier end product.

pattern_page_1_small_best_fit Advance preparation may be required, depending on the class topic. Details will be provided at least one week in advance or upon sign-up. Each weekly class session includes two hours of hands-on instruction, or more if needed and our time allows (it almost always does!). Yarn for our classes must come from Compatto Yarn Salon, and we are always happy to help you choose the best yarn for your class or project. Classes must have at least three participants in order to run. If you have questions about this or any other class, please give us a call at 310-453-2130.