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Building with Lace - Wednesday Afternoons

Building with Lace - Wednesday Afternoons

Regular price $ 100.00
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with Doris Lewis

Date:                   1st Wednesday of each Month ~ Jan - Oct 2018

Time:                   1-3 pm

Cost:                    $100 - Includes Pattern Book

Skill Level:           Intermediate

Gauge:                 22 sts by 29 rows = 4” x 4” swatch in stockinette stitch, blocked.   

Finished size:     Approx 22” wide by 72” long.

Pattern:               Building with Lace by Michelle Hunter

Skills needed:    Knitters should be able to work knit and purl stitches maintaining a consistent tension.

Skills taught:       Crochet provisional cast-on, various increasing and decreasing techniques, lifelines, cables, and beading.

Class Description

Beautifully executed lace patterns are often the most admired of all knitted garments.  All lace patterns are formed using a series of carefully placed increase and decrease stitches.  The intricate arrangement of holes and lines is often simpler than it appears.  In this class we’ll explore nine different lace patterns then add a beaded lace border.


Prior to the first class you will need to purchase the pattern book and yarn, work and block a 4” x 4” swatch in stockinette stitch.  Gauge is extremely crucial in this project from a yardage standpoint.  A looser or tighter gauge will alter the yardage needed to complete the project.


Scrumptious 4-ply by Fiberspates (55% Merino wool; 45% Silk 399 yds/365m; 100 gms). Sample is knit with #311 Flying Saucer. (or equivalent DK weight)

U.S. Size 6 32-inch circular needle (or size to attain gauge).

4mm crochet hook for provisional cast-on.

1mm crochet hook for bead placement.

Smooth, contrasting colored waste yarn for cast-on; approximately 20 yards.

Smooth, contrasting colored waste yarn for lifeline; approximately 5 yards.

Removable stitch markers.

Tapestry needle.

Cable needle.

Sticky notes or highlighter tape to mark your place.

Skein of smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate sized needles for class practice swatch.

Row counter (optional).


Please Note: 

We require a minimum of 2 students per class and canvas painting classes will require a minimum of 6 students. Registration will close out two (2) days prior to the class to allow the instructor time to prepare for the number of students registered.  If class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment you will have your choice of applying your fee to another class or a full refund.

Unless otherwise stated, the cost of the class does not include materials or patterns so these must be purchased separately. We are more than happy to help you choose the proper materials listed for each class for which you will receive a 10% discount.  Please be sure to make your purchases prior to class to avoid any delay in start time.

Class descriptions will include experience level and provide instructions for any homework that needs to be completed prior to class.  Please come prepared since there will not be time during class to catch up on homework.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding homework.


Class sizes are limited so students must register and pay prior to the class, in person, online or call-in to reserve a spot.  We accept cash, check or credit card payments for classes.

Refund Policy

Cancel 48 hrs or more prior to class – full refund
Cancel 24 – 48 hrs prior to class – Receive a store credit for full amount
Cancel less than 24 hrs prior to class – No Refund of any kind

If Harps & Thistles and/or the instructor cancels the class for any reason you will have a choice of applying the fee to another class or receiving a refund.

$5.50 shipping for orders up to $59.55

Free shipping for orders $60 and up!

We make every effort to ship orders out the same day they are received, but depending on the time of day, orders may not go out until the next day.

We ship USPS 2-3 day shipping.

Yarn must be returned within 30 days to receive a refund.

Yarn may be returned within 30-90 days for exchange or store credit.

No returns after 90 days.


Needles are returnable within 24 hours for refund. 

Needles may be returned within a week of purchase for exchange or store credit.

No returns after one week.


Custom orders require 50% down with the balance due when yarn is picked up.

Custom orders may be retuned for exchange or store credit only – no refunds.


All returns must be in like new condition with all labels and tags in good condition.