Shawls/Shapes with Veera Välimäki
Saturday 20 February, 9am – 12noon. Buy tickets here
This Shawls/Shapes workshop begins with the basic shawl shapes like triangle and square and continues to all different new directions. Top-down, bottom-up, center-out – wherever you start and whatever direction you choose, you can always end up with a shawl! In this class you will learn the most common constructions of a shawl and how to take your shawl knitting to a whole new level. We’ll discuss and learn:
- Basic shawl shaping (triangle, crescent, square, circle, etc.)
- How to add stitch pattern to a basic shape
- How to take your shawl a step forward from the basics
- Finishing touches
A worksheet on basic shawl construction methods will help you get the most from this class. Materials needed: Circular needle (approx. US7) and fingering to sport weight yarn in two colors.
Experience level: Knitters with many levels are welcome, Veera’s class is not only for the advanced knitters (but “also the more experienced knitters will hopefully learn something new!”).
Please bring: Circular needle (approx. US7) and fingering to sport weight yarn in two colors.
Veera Välimäki lives and designs in Southern Finland. She loves simple yet modern knits that are easy to wear year after year. Veera is a master of casting on for new sweaters; she adores garter stitch and all kinds of short rows.
Her first book was published in 2013 in Finland (Lankaleikki, published by Atena Kustannus) and the second came out Autumn 2014 (Huivileikki), but majority of Veera’s work is self-published. Her work has also been featured in magazines and books in Finland, Europe and in the US.
You can follow her process in knitting in her blog 100% rain, or rainknitwear.com