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Knitting, Intermediate: Felting and Lace (C/S172)

Felting is an exciting, almost magical way to change the texture and look of a knitted item. You start by creating an oversized piece out of wool, and then intentionally shrinking it! This results in a thick, warm, fuzzy fabric that holds its shape. The class will discuss how the felting process works and what yarns you can use while we demystify the process of designing and creating your own felted hat. You will need worsted weight WOOL yarn that will felt, about 220 yards. Suitable yarns include Patons Classic Wool, Lion Brand Fishermans Wool and Cascade 220. If the yarn label says it is machine washable, that won't work! You will also need two size 10 ½ circular needles, one in a 16 inch length and one in a 24 inch length.

At the same time, those students interested can also learn to work with lace. We'll start with a scarf pattern. We'll talk about following a chart, correcting mistakes and blocking your finished piece to show off your handiwork to its best effect. You will need about 220 yards of worsted weight yarn and size eight needles, circular or straight. Choose a yarn that will feel nice against the skin of your neck, if that is how you plan to wear it. Both patterns will be provided by instructor. You need to know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
Register early; class size limited to 6 students.

3/6 -5/1 Thursdays (8 Sessions)
No class on Thursday, April 17
2:00-4:00 PM
ACM: CE-33
Instructor: Minou Shelton
Course Cost: $43.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $9.00


4/9-5/28, Wednesdays (8 sessions)
5: 30-7:30 PM
ACM: CE-12
Instructor: Minou Shelton
Course Cost: $43.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $9.00