Announcing: New Directions in Lace: Hats!

At the beginning of April, we (myself + Courtney) went to Denver, Colorado to film a class with Craftsy. It was a lot of work, and a lot of fun. But mostly a lot of work! If you follow us on Instagram at kelbournewoolens, you may have noticed us posing for a silly "selfie" with a sneak peek of two of the hats from the class:

We're delighted to announce that the class, New Directions in Lace Knitting: Hats is now live on the site! The class is designed as a "skill builder", where we take you step-by-step through three different lace hats  from most simple to more difficult, all designed using Canopy Worsted.

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You'll first learn how to work a simple lace hat with integrated shaping into the crown. Then, we move on to a medallion crown hat worked from the top down that begins with a really clever jogless join.

Finally, the third hat utilizes "true" lace, with patterning on every round, with the chance for you to really expand your skills. 

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Included in the class is a wealth of information on how to work lace from a chart, properly checking gauge in pattern, modifying the pattern for a larger or smaller circumference or longer or shorter length, tips and tricks for finishing your hat, including weaving in ends while navigating yarn-overs and blocking to get the best shape.

For more information, and to sign up for the class, visit the class page on Craftsy here!

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