If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at Nupps and Estonian Lace, this class will be the perfect introduction. Nupps and gathered stitches are the hallmarks of Estonian Lace, developed to prove the hand made origin of Estonian Shawls, and to add weight and value to the pieces. In this class we will knit a sampler together using these stitches and learn a bit about the history of these beautiful shawls. The Lily of the Valley motif is one of many beautiful lace designs using nupps, and the Waterlily uses a gathered stitch at its centre.

Skills required:  You will be familiar with the basic stitches used in lace (yo, ssk, k2tog and varying double decreases) and will have made some items with lace already. 

Materials:  2ply laceweight yarn and 3.25mm/US3 needles
Yarn suggestions: mYak Baby Yak Lace, Fyberspates Gleem or Scrumptious Lace

OR 3ply light fingering yarn and 3.5mm/US4 needles
Yarn suggestions: Fibre Co Meadow

The easiest yarn to work with will be wool-based, non-splitty and light in colour. Only about 10g is needed for the class sampler.

The best needles are the pointiest. ChiaoGoo Steel Lace Tips are perfect.

Cotton thread for lifelines, wool needle, stitch markers.

You also receive 10% off any purchases made in store on the day.
If you need to purchase items for this class or require yarn to be wound, please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the class commencing.

Your teacher:  Cath Ward
Cath was originally taught to knit as a child by her grandmother, an expert crocheter, but only re-discovered knitting in the last ten years. Inspired by the fineness of her Nanna’s crochet, she has explored many aspects of lace knitting and publishes her own designs on Ravelry. Finding new ways to use traditional lace patterns keeps her very happily occupied and she is delighted to have the opportunity to share her love of lace.

Terms and conditions
  • Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot.
  • Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed. We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation.
  • If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use as a store credit, or be issued a full refund.
  • Cancelling a class – you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. Less than 7 days prior, we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot. Once a course has started, we are unable to provide a refund for change of mind or cancellations. 
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