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Knit a Shawl-KAL-Course: 29th Jan, 5th, 12th, 19th Feb

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  • 4 x Wednesdays: 11am - 1pm

    In this super fun KAL-Course (KAL= Knit-a-long) you will be expertly guided through knitting your very own "Ohra" shawl!

    This gorgeous shawl, designed by Caitlin Hunter aka Boyland Knitworks, makes a perfect introduction to the triangular shawl technique.

    Worked flat from the top down, it is a fun, varied and essentially wearable knit! The central spine of the shawl features a beautiful cable braid. There are simple rhythmic lace sections, changes of colour, increases and the elegant little tassels 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
    - Garter Tab cast on
    - Circular needles
    - Using stitch markers
    - Increases
    - Eyelet lace
    - Cables
    - Garter stitch stripes
    - Making and adding tassels
    - Blocking & Finishing

    We will help you with your colour selections if you like - so you can make a shawl that's uniquely yours!

  • Class Duration:
    4 x 2 hour classes, 11am - 1pm. Please try to choose your yarn before the first class, ideally on a pre-class day. We are always available to help!

    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:

    Ohra is designed to use 4 colours of fingering weight yarn. You'll need 2 full size skeins (100 g) and 2 minis (20 g) or the equivalent.

    Needles & Stuff:
    4mm (US 6) circular needle, 100cm (40”) long or size needed to get gauge:

    17 sts and 32 rows over 4" in stockinette. Note that gauge is not critically important for this design, but your finished dimensions/ yarn usage will vary if your gauge differs from that stated.

    Stitch markers, cable needle, scissors, crochet hook (US 8 or similar size), darning needle (all available at the shop!)

    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.

    We require a minimum of 3 students to run this course.

    This class will take place upstairs with access via a spiral staircase.

  • 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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