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Knit a Shawl-KAL-Course: 23rd May - 13th Jun

  • 4 x Thursdays: 1pm - 3pm

    In this super fun KAL-Course (KAL= Knit-a-long) you will be expertly guided through knitting your very own "A Girl's Best Friend" shawl!

    This gorgeous shawl, designed by Isabell Kraemer, makes a perfect introduction to the triangular shawl technique. Worked flat from the top down, it is a fun, varied and essentially wearable knit!

    Optional pompoms/tassels or even a fringe on the edging are a really special touch!

    During the 4 workshop style lessons you will learn the following techniques. There will be set (fun!) homework between classes. 

    Knit a shawl using the triangular increases method
    Circular needles
    Broken seed stitch
    Garter stitch stripes
    Knitting bobbles
    Teardrop stitch
    Making pompoms/tassles
    Blocking & Finishing

    Our stunning example of the shawl (available to view in store) has been created using beautiful Lanivendole yarns, which make it even more spectacular.

  • Class Duration:
    4 x 2 hour classes, 1pm - 3pm. If applicable, Please arrive at least 30 mins before the first class to choose your yarn (so we can wind it for you). Or better still, on a pre-class day, so you're not rushed.

    Prior Experience:
    Basic knit skills - you should be able to cast on, knit and purl.

    Class Materials: 
    The pattern is included.

    You will require the following yarn, which you are welcome to purchase in store with a 10% discount:

    Main colour: approx 70g Light Fingering weight yarn
    Contrast colour 1: 60g of Fingering/Light Fingering weight yarn 
    Contrast colour 2: 95g of Light Fingering weight yarn

    3.5mm (US 4) circular needle, 100cm (40”) long or size needed to get gauge:

    20 sts x 34 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in Stockinette stitch on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles after blocking.
    19 sts x 32 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in Teardrop pattern on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles after blocking.
    Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and final size when different.

    4 x stitch markers, pen/pencil

    10% discount on yarn purchased for the KAL-Course.

    We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.

  • About Nuria:

    My name is Nuria and I'm from Barcelona. Almost 13 years ago I married my lovely Aussie boy and we've managed to have 2 gorgeous kids together, My little Aussie man and 12 years old Aiden and my gorgeous and very determined little english lady Ari who is 8!

    Six years ago we embraced a big adventure and moved to London from Barcelona. And here we are, three years later, happy and loving this little adorable place that is Kew (Richmond) where we live.

    So, now that I can definitely say that my family is all settled, it's time for me to start my own big adventure and share my little creation:Yaya Knits & Bobs

    Yayaknits is about sharing and teaching people to knit and crochet, along with the opportunity to purchase hand-made knit and crochet products that I can design for you or we can design together. 

    The inspiration for Yayaknits comes mainly from my grandmother Carmen who we would call Yaya. She was an amazing, brave and inspiring woman who taught me as a little girl all the knitting and crochet skills she was passionate about. I would like to share this passion to all that want to learn.

    -- Nuria Caristino

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