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Join Stephen West as he takes you on a shawl journey that begins with his very first triangular shawl pattern, the Boneyard Shawl. In this three-hour workshop, we will experiment with stripes, short rows, and increases to transform our triangles into shapely shawl evolutions. After ten years of designing, Stephen is still creating adventurous shawl shapes that transform from simple architectural forms into more complex splashy displays of color. Emphasis will focus on experimenting with elements like colorful stripes, Westknits shortcut rows, and yarn overs. Bring needles and 5–10 leftover bits of color 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 favorite elements into your own shawl mashup. Bring yarn and your chosen Westknits shawl pattern to cast on and enjoy an invigorating workshop filled with color and texture.
The shop will be closed to the public while the workshop is in session. Unfortunately we are not having a separate book signing event, so if you want to meet Stephen and get your book signed you will need to register for a workshop.
Materials: Bring 5–10 colors to play with and yarn to cast on a pattern of your choice. (Mohair and alpaca yarns are encouraged to add some texture to your project!) Bring wound yarn and pattern to cast on during the class.
Wear your Westknits! Don’t forget to bring your Westknits or other favorite knitted projects to show off and wear during the workshop.
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Stephen West
Please purchase your supplies at Cast Away. Stephen loves to help you choose your colors!
Access: Our shop does not have full time wheelchair access (only certain hours because of neighboring business).
Cancellation Policy: We cannot give refunds for this workshop unless we have a person on the wait list who can fill your spot.