|© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. (L) Me, (R) Cynthia|
This was the most carefully planned and executed class I have ever taken. Cynthia thought of everything and organized her instructional material in such a way that we learned, applied our new knowledge, and actually managed to execute the exquisite lace design.
|© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. Cynthia’s beautiful scarf served as our inspiration.|
Instead of written pattern instructions, we used Cynthia’s charted pattern—something I had not worked with previously. However, Cynthia included chart reading as part of her class plan.
|© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. One end of my scarf.|
Along with learning various lace techniques, Cynthia shared the history of lace knitting with the class. I love knowing such details as it makes what we do so much richer and honors the artists.
|© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. Adjacent to the section shown in the photo above is this component of the scarf.|
My sister students and I learned about gauge, choosing yarn for lace, as well as what knitting tools will serve us best.
|© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. The central section of the scarf.|
We also learned how to avoid mistakes and, if we do make one, how to apply simple fixes to rectify the situation. Our final lesson was blocking.
|© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. My blocked scarf.|
My completed Rose Fern Scarf will be a Christmas gift for one of my sisters. My yarn was madelinetosh's Tosh Sock superwash merino wool fingering weight in a rich berry color.
If you ever have the opportunity to take a class taught by Cynthia, jump on the opportunity.