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Florence Spurling Workshop 3

Friday, January 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Florence Shawl Class

Shawl Swatches

This class will cover the key techniques within the Florence Shawl pattern. Starting with the botanical-inspired trim, students will work modularly and use a mix of methods to create two flower ‘units’. Once the flowers are made, their live and edge stitches will be picked up to form the base of a garter stitch swatch that can double as a gauge swatch. As the crescent shape of the shawl is achieved through short rows, this method will also be explained and demonstrated by the instructor. Skills covered in the class include: working modular, two methods of making bobble stitches (crochet and knit method), slip stitches, picking up live and edge stitches, shaping (within the flower ‘units’ and body of shawl).


Level of Experience: 

Homework: No homework, but there will be a handout.

Materials and Supplies Needed for Class:

  • Sport-weight yarn: Main Color (for the garter stitch swatch body) and small amounts of 4 Contrasting Colors (for the flowers ‘units’)
  • 5mm / US 4 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length
  • 75mm / US 5 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length
  • 25mm crochet hook
  • Waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Total Class Time: 2 Hours

Materials fee: None.

Cost:  $30 for members ($65 for non-members which includes 2023 Guild membership)

Class size:  30.

How to Register: Send an email to WorkshopRegistrationATSanDiegoKnittersDOT com (see Announcement regarding Guild email addresses.) Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is by check, made payable to SDNCKG – please write the workshop name and date on the check. Checks should be mailed to Willa Cather (address in your Guild Directory).Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.

Cancellation policy: Please notify us as early as possible if you need to cancel your workshop registration. Refund of the workshop fee requires a cancellation notification at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop. Fees cannot be refunded for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice.

This is a virtual workshop. You will be sent a Zoom link shortly before the workshop. The Zoom link is specific to each participant and should not be shared. New to Zoom? Read Karen des Jardins’ Zoom tips here.

Learn more about the January 2023 Guild Meeting and Florence Spurling’s visit here.


Friday, January 13, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Theresa Kotanchek and Willa Cather