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Sideways Lace

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Sivia presents a no-fail method for producing a striking lace garment. Side-to-side crescent-shaped shawls are great fun to knit and provide an easy introduction to designing. You will choose between a few basic options to begin your crescent shape then pick a knitted lace edgings to showcase in your shawl. You’ll also learn how to choose beads and add them to a lace design.


Please download and print a copy to bring to class: HANDOUT LINK

Fingering weight yarn, 400-800 yards, depending on the desired size of the finished shawl or wrap. Use a lighter shade in a solid or shaded colorway.

Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle or pair of straights


  • Stitch markers in 2 colors
  • Graph paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Usual notions such as yarn needle, scissors, tape measure
  • Beads (optional): Size 6/0 seed beads (preferably Japanese), 200-300
  • Size 13 (0.75 mm) steel crochet hook for placing beads


Look at stitch dictionaries that contain charted edging patterns, if you can find them. Some edging and lace patterns can be found on Ravelry if you search for “lace edgings” in the Patterns tab. I will also bring plenty dictionaries to class for you to use.

This class teaches a particular structure that results in a crescent-shaped shawlette that is worked from side to side. You can view several of my patterns that use this structure on Ravelry:

Oaken Dreams: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oaken-dreams

Heart to Heart Scarf: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-to-heart-beaded-scarf

Sister Joan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sister-joan

Leafwise: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaf

About Sivia Harding

Sivia HardingDoes bling make your heart sing? If you’ve always wanted to add some beads to your knitting, now you can learn how when Sivia Harding comes to our guild in June.

Sivia Harding is a knitwear designer known mainly for her work with beads and lace. She has worked with fiber and art since childhood, but she only learned how to knit in her mid-forties. She loves teaching because of the cross-pollination of ideas and enthusiasm that happens in a class setting. Look for her work on Ravelry and on her website https://www.siviaharding.com/.

Sivia will present the program at our Guild meeting, “Seduced by Beads”, she will inspire you to start knitting with beads so you can add bling to any knitting pattern, from simple beaded edgings to elaborate beaded knits that make a statement.  Sivia will also offer three workshops.

Please sign-up for the workshops at the May meeting or send an email to Tina Rounsavell at cmrouns@aol.com and make your check payable to SDNCKG.  If you have any questions, please contact Tina.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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