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 the Cat’s Paw on a garter base.
The patterns of Shetland Lace reflect everyday life. The Cat’s Paw is one such pattern: it has been used for generations in lace knitting both in Shetland lace and in Orenburg, Russia. 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).
About your tutor:
Elizabeth is a Shetlander 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 face to face Shetland Lace workshops as well as her online classes. She attended Shetland Wool Week in 2022 and was one of their lace tutors. Elizabeth enjoys designing new patterns which reflect her Shetland heritage, its rich culture and places.
Level - Intermediate