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Desert Blooms Opera Shawl - in SF with Laura Ninnemann

March 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join Laura Ninnemann in creating this exquisitely beautiful, yet simple, hand knit shawl. The design includes seven gracefully curving short row wedges ending in a total of eighty-four delicate points along the bottom edge. The shawl is ample enough to wear in a variety of ways and is appropriate for year-round wear and perfect for crisp opera evenings. 

During this six-hour class, you will learn/use techniques that include cable cast-on, basic garter stitch knitting, both wrapped and unwrapped short rows, yarn overs, and two different bind-off techniques. You will practice on a miniature version of the shawl you create so all techniques can be covered during the allotted time. Students may borrow instructor-provided size 10 needles to complete the cast-on for their full-size shawl before leaving for the day. During the last hour, you will learn how to wet finish your shawl in order to emphasize the open-space pattern between wedges and the point design along the bottom edge. Your full-size shawl can then be completed at your leisure using the techniques covered and demonstrated in class. 

Students should provide a size 8 40-inch circular knitting needle, and size 10 straight or circular knitting needle(s) for cast-on (optional). The instructor will provide yarn, pattern, and required stitch markers.

Advanced-beginner knitting skill recommended.

This class will take place at our Santa Fe Location - 328 S. Guadalupe St. Ste E. 




 Laura has been a fiber artist for the past 60+ years. She learned to knit and sew from her mother and grandmother in keeping with her Scandinavian roots. She owned and operated Alamosa Knitworks in the 1990s, and Lone Raven Studio™ today, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Fiber Arts Center. Her areas of expertise include weaving, knitting, spinning, dyeing, felting, and naalbinding. She is most passionate about creating fiber arts of exceptional quality and helping to preserve and promote ancient fiber art techniques that are vanishing worldwide.

This class requires a minimum of two students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.

Non-Member: $95 (Member $85)

Materials Fee: $25
Materials fee is paid at first class meeting.