Workshop 3 - 10.45am
Shetland Lace Knitting
Tutor: Elizabeth Williamson
In this workshop you will begin with looking at the basic stitches and techniques of Shetland lace knitting.
At the end of the session you will have a swatch of Mrs Montague on a garter base. The pattern is named after Mrs Montague, a silk woman, who knitted stockings for Queen Elizabeth I. It can be seen as the pattern on a pair of fine silk stockings, which belonged to the Queen. It is a beautiful pattern, which can be used in many variations and makes an excellent shawl centre.
This workshop is aimed at an Intermediate skill level. It would be an advantage if participants had a little experience in lace and felt confident with yarn overs, knitting two togethers and three togethers. Both charts and written instructions will be provided.
For the workshop you will need: size 4mm needles and either 4ply or lace weight yarn (preferably in a light colour to make the stitches more easily seen). We will supply 4mm needles, however, please bring your own needle and yarn if you prefer.
About your Tutor
Elizabeth was born and bred in Shetland and grew up surrounded by knitters and knitting. She was taught to knit by her mother, at the age of three and has continued to knit ever since. Life has taken her to the other side of the world and now back to England.
Elizabeth now runs Shetland Lace workshops as well as designing her own lace patterns. Elizabeth enjoys creating new designs and patterns which reflect her Shetland heritage, its rich culture and places.
Level - Intermediate