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Thu 16th Apr: Shawl Evolution with Stephen West

  • Thursday 16th April 2020: 6 - 9pm

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    Join Stephen West
    as he takes you on a shawl journey that begins with his very first triangular shawl pattern called Boneyard Shawl.

    We will experiment with stripes, short rows, and increases to transform our triangles into shapely shawl evolutions. Ten years later, Stephen is still creating adventurous shawl shapes that transform from simple architectural forms into more complex splashy displays of colour.

    Emphasis will focus on experimenting with elements like colourful stripes, Westknits shortcut rows, and yarn overs

    Bring needles and 5 – 10 leftover bits of colour to play with shawl construction. After playing with different techniques, you will have the opportunity to cast on one of the projects from Shawl Evolution with Stephen's help, or to mix up your favourite elements into your own shawl mashup.

    Bring yarn and your chosen Westknits shawl pattern to cast on and enjoy an invigorating workshop filled with colour and texture, and a really great time!

    Your class ticket includes one alcoholic/non-alcoholic cocktail and a cool little goodie bag just for you! Tickets cost £95.

    skill level
    : Adventurous Beginner - Advanced

  • Class Duration:
    3 hours, starting 6pm sharp. Please arrive on time.

    Prior Experience: 
    Adventurous Beginner - Advanced

    Class Materials: 
    Bring needles and 5 – 10 leftover bits of colour to play with shawl construction. After playing with different techniques, you will have the opportunity to cast on one of the projects from Shawl Evolution with Stephen's help, or to mix up your favourite elements into your own shawl mashup.

    Bring yarn and your chosen Westknits shawl pattern to cast on and enjoy an invigorating workshop filled with colour and texture.

    You may wish to bring note-taking materials and a beverage.

    Other:
    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 Stephen West:

    Stephen West was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He studied dance at the University of Illinois where he encountered his first yarn store, Klose Knit in Urbana, IL. The creative atmosphere of that local shop spurred Stephen to start designing knitting patterns and he was quickly featured in Knitty’s fall 2009 issue with his Colonnade Shawl. Soon after, he began publishing more patterns and launched a series of pattern books under the brand Westknits.

    He continues to produce pattern books and hosts several online knit alongs each year like the Mystery Shawl Knit Along, Yarn a Long and Westknits Shawl Club. His simple clean designs have now been knitted by thousands of knitters all around the World.

    Stephen West’s shawl designs and innovative colorwork have helped him become a widely recognized and respected designer around the world. Stephen’s designs have been published in Knitty.com, Malabrigo Book 3 and in Jared Flood’s Wool People. He also self-publishes his own series of popular knitting books including his new collection of 13 popular Westknits designs ‘Westknits Bestknits’.

    Stephen has taught highly popular workshops at yarn shops throughout the United States as well as internationally in Iceland, Scandinavia, Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands and The UK.

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