Design and Knit a Garter Ridge Shawl

August 24 and 31, 2021

Tuesdays from 1-3 pm

Cost is $20 and there is a supply list.

Instructor: Laura Riley

Class includes 2 sessions:

If you haven’t knit for a few decades, or if you have never knit before, this course will be an eye-opener! Fiber artists now offer the most amazing multi-hued, color shifting yarns in the softest fibers imaginable. Laura will show you how to use these skeins to design and knit a one-of-a-kind scarf or shawl. These garments are quite easy to knit using only four basic stitches: knit, purl, increase and decrease.

Students who are familiar with basic knitting will have all the skills needed to be successful. During the first session students will review these stitches, learn how to choose colors of yarn and design their shawls. In session two students will cast on and knit. Laura will cover all the steps necessary to complete the shawls including how to work with two yarns, cast off, and block shawls. Students will take away a hand-out with complete instructions.

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Laura is one of six children.  “I was raised by a busy mom, who instilled in me a love of fabric. Though I learned to sew and knit at a young age, it was the arrival of my first grandchild in 2008 that pushed me to take up knitting in a more dedicated manner. Twelve years later, I now design and knit scarves, shawls, sweaters and socks for the people in my life. I blog about my fiber adventures at”

Cost is $20 per student and supplies to bring to class are two skeins of sock weight yarn and a no. 5 or 6 circular knitting needle with a cable at least 29 inches long. Scissors and a tapestry needle will be handy tools.

Sign up for this class by August 15.  The class minimum is 5 and the maximum is 12

For questions or comments, you can email Laura at


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