Suzanne Nielsen’s February Visit to the Guild.
Suzanne Nielsen was our guest speaker at the February Guild meeting. Suzanne showed us several of the beautiful shawls she has knitted, and discussed basic shawl shapes, using color in designing or knitting shawls, and demonstrated how to wear different styles. Suzanne also shared several tips and tricks such as using a lifeline, stitch markers, row counters, using a knitting app such as JKnit, and tying knots. (Yes! She ties knots in her work!) She said that some mistakes are fixable and some are not. She also said she likes to use flexible blocking wires and only soaks her shawls for five minutes, using a purchased fiber wash and rinse.
Suzanne generously provided Guild Members with a Ravelry coupon code (shawlsdeconstructed) for 50% off her patterns through February 28. Suzanne is shezam on Ravelry and her designs can be found at her Ravelry Store.
–Bobbie Brunson, News Coordinator