Wool on the Exe
Knitted lace of Estonia
In this workshop, Ethel will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to knit your own lace scarf or stole. Included in your time together is a short history of Estonian lace and other laces from Northern Europe, the special stitches that make these laces different and how the traditional shawl is constructed including how the border is attached.
You will learn how to knit star stitches, nupps, cross stitches and the daisy flower stitch. You will also learn how Estonians cast on and cast off and how to read charts.
This workshop is aimed at confident beginners and intermediate knitters. You should be able to knit and purl and cast on and off. Chart reading will be taught. You're welcome to bring your own 3.75mm or 4.0mm needles with you, however all materials will be supplied on the day.
There will be lots of knitting and lots of fun! Tea/coffee and cookies too :-)
There will be a short break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your lunch with you or we can suggest a few good restaurants nearby.
This workshop is led by Ethel Hillier.