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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.

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. 

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!

4 thoughts on “Announcing: New Directions in Lace: Hats!

  1. Shannon says:

    I follow you guys on Instagram, and was secretly hoping the reason for the Denver trip was a craftsy class! I took a class at wooly Monmouth with Kate and Courtney and enjoyed it so much! Signing up now!

    1. Kelbourne Woolens says:

      Thanks Shannon!

  2. Laurie says:

    Slightly off topic…Courtney, what sweater are you wearing? I love the yoke!

    • Laurie (from Susan’s retreat)
    1. Kelbourne Woolens says:

      Hi Laurie! It’s the Freyja sweater from Interweave Knits Fall 2009. You can download it here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/freyja-sweater
      It uses our yarn Road to China Light, and it’s fantastic!

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