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Introduction to Pi Shawls
Date: Saturday October 22
Time: 10 am - 12 pm Central Standard Time
Instructor: Kate Atherley
An introduction to the methods and mathematical magic behind Elizabeth Zimmerman’s amazing Pi Shawl. This session will teach you all the skills for knitting one, starting with a clever start for the center. We’ll explain the math, and teach you how to make it your own, providing a collection of templates and stitch patterns to choose from. As long as you’re comfortable working in the round, you are ready to tackle one of the most interesting and easily customized shawl shapes.
Students must be comfortable working in the round, using a small-circumference method (traditional or flexible DPNs, magic loop, 2 circulars). No lace or shawl knitting experience is necessary. This is suitable for knitters who want to work from an existing Pi shawl pattern, or create their own.
We will working the start of a shawl in the class. You’ll need yarn, standard and removable stitch markers, and two sets of needles: needles for small circumference (traditional or flexible DPNs, magic loop, 2 circulars), PLUS a 16 inch circular in the same size. Students can choose to start with scrap yarn to learn the skills, or bring yarn to start their project. If using scrap yarn, you’ll need approximate 50gms of DK or worsted weight yarn in a lighter color, and two sets of 4.5mm needles as outlined above. If wishing to start their project, students can choose their own yarn. I recommend working with fingering weight or larger. Fingering weight: approximately 1000 yds, needle size 3.5mm/US #4DK/Worsted: approximately 800-1000 yds/needle size 4.5-5mm/US #7-8.
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Unused items in their original condition and packaging can be returned for store credit within 6 months of purchase. No returns or exchanges are available for sale items or jewelry.
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If String Theory cancels the class for any reason, we will refund your registration fee. If you are able to cancel at least one week prior to your scheduled class, you will receive a store credit for your registration fee. If you cancel less than a week prior to the class, you will receive store credit only if we are able to fill your spot. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide class make-ups.