Lace KnittingFairbanks Fiber Festival Class

Instructor: Lynn DeFilippo

Date of the class: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Time of the class: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66 (Click link for accessibility information.)

The Alder Creek Cowl is the perfect first lace project for the beginner knitter or those new to lace knitting. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of lace knitting including: how to read directions in a chart as well as written directions, how to keep track of pattern repeats, common lace decreases, and knitting in the round, if you are not already familiar with this. We’ll also cover blocking lace and choosing yarns.

If you can knit, purl, and cast-on using the long tail method, you can knit the Alder Creek Cowl! The cowl has variations for a variety of yarn weights, and participants will receive a one-page copy of the pattern to knit, either the worsted weight or sport weight version.

You can purchase a cowl kit or bring your own yarn. Kits will be available at the workshop or for advance purchase. Pattern details with yarn and needle requirements, along with kit purchase options will be sent upon registration. Lynn will be available Wednesday evenings at the Fairbanks Weavers and Spinners Guild Open Studio after the Fiber Festival to assist knitters with finishing their project if needed.

Check out the Fairbanks Fiber Festival website.

Minimum number of students: 3

Lace KnittingMaximum number of students: 10

Age range: 16 to adult

Prerequisites:  Ability to knit, purl, and cast-on using long tail method, and bind off. Knitting in the round on 16″ needles is a plus, but not required.

Cost: $30

Contact: Lynn DeFilippo: or 907-304-1986

Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 2 days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.



Lace Knitting

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