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Touring Tennessee Shawl Knit-A-Long

You've gone on the Great Tennessee Yarn Tour, got your hands on a new pattern, and collected all the mini-skeins...now what? Come to Walther Handmade in September as we learn how to knit the Touring Tennessee Shawl!

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Touring Tennessee Shawl Knit-A-Long
Touring Tennessee Shawl Knit-A-Long

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walther Handmade, 316 Trenton St, Harriman, TN 37748, USA

About the event

Join us on September 2, 9, and 16 from 1 - 3 PM each day as we knit the "Touring Tennessee" shawl designed by Leedra Scott. This shawl is a new pattern, designed specifically for the 2023 Great Tennessee Yarn Tour. Tourists who participated received a copy of this pattern with their tote bag; however, the knit-a-long is open to anyone who wants to participate!

This is a knit-a-long, not a standard "how to" knit class. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of knitting: how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl, and how to bind off. Each week, the instructor will walk the class through different parts of the pattern and go over questions, and participants can continue to work on the shawl at their own pace at home.

Date & Time: Saturdays, September 2, 9, & 16. 1 - 3 PM each day. We'll be knitting a different part of the shawl each session, so make plans to attend all 3!

Cost: The Knit-A-Long is free, but space is limited! Register to save your spot!

Instructor: Susan Holton

Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate (not a "Learn to Knit" class)

Required Skills: Participants should know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. 

Topics we'll cover: Provisional cast on, short rows, increase, yarn over, knit 2 together, and a picot bind-off

Materials: Materials are not provided; participants will need to gather the following materials before the class. Remember to support your local yarn store - buy your yarn and needles from Walther Handmade! It is our pleasure to make sure you have the right tools!

Pattern: 

  • "Touring Tennessee" pattern. Included with the 2023 Great Tennessee Yarn Tour ticket or available for online purchse via Ravelry
  • It is a copyright violation to make/distribute copies of the pattern. Participants should have the copy they received with their ticket/totebag or purchase a copy via Ravelry before the class starts.
  • Purchase pattern online: Touring Tennessee by Leedra Scott 

Tools: 

  • US 6 (4 mm) circular minimum length 32” (80cm)
  • US 6 (4 mm) double point needle set (optional - for neck tab)
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) for bind off
  • Crochet Hook G (4mm) – (optional) for provisional cast on

Yarn: Fingering Weight

  • The shawl is designed to be knit with contrasting stripes. If you knit each color for 2 stripes, you will need 12 contrasting colors. If you want to use fewer contrasting colors, you will knit more than two stripes with each color.
  • Fingering Weight Yarn For Short Version Shawl: • Main Color: approximately 100 grams (400 yards) • Various Mini Skeins (contrasting color): approximately 85 grams total • Small amount of waste yarn for provisional cast on
  • Fingering Weight Yarn For Long Version Shawl: • Main Color: approximately 125 grams (480 yards) • Mini Skeins (contrasting color): approximately 100 grams total • Small amount of waste yarn for provisional cast on
  • There will not be time to wind yarn the same day as class. Please gather/purchase yarn and have it wound before the day of class!

Additional Supplies:

  • Small amount of waste yarn for provisional cast on
  • Two (2) unique stitch markers
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning/tapestry needle

Cancellation: If you are not able to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can open up your spot to another interested knitter!

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