Miss Grace Shawl Class Gauge Prep 

I’ve made a little video for my students in the upcoming Miss Grace Shawl Class to help with gauge. The pattern calls for a size US 4 needle and that’s what I’m using. 

I wanted my fabric to have a nice solid feel, not too loose,  but also not firm. I like how it feels on my needles and also the drape of the fabric.  

Our knitting is an individual experience. Gauge is a guide for us not to run out of yarn, to get the correct fit and sizing, and for the finished item to hang & drape correctly. 

That being said, you will come across items, like this shawl, where fit and sizing aren’t a huge concern, but running out of yarn is. The gauge in the pattern is not clear about whether or not it is before or after blocking so I chose to use the needle size as given in the instructions. 

I know that I knit a smidge tighter and usually move up one needle size. I started my swatch with the size 4 needles and found I liked the fabric. That’s my choice. Now, it will change after blocking and through my experience as a knitter, I know that the gauge won’t change immensely and I’m fine with that. 

I recommend a swatch to find the fabric you like. Just realize that if it is too loose you run the risk of running out of yarn. 

This is a beautiful shawl and a blast to knit, totally written out of the box. ☺️ 

WINTER CLASSES 2017

2017 IS ALMOST HERE

Can you believe how fast 2016 flew by?
In preparation for 2017 we need to get our calendars & planners out and start filling dates for our knitting adventures.
Below you will find upcoming classes at Amerian Maid, Common Grounds & a whole slew of classes at Picket Fence Quilt Co.

iCT DeSTaSH WiNTeR 2017

In addition, let’s get prepped for iCT DeSTaSH WiNTeR 2017 coming up January 20th & 21st.
Start gathering your stash items that you would like to sell, this can include the following:

  • yarn
  • notions
  • spinning goods
  • handmade items of the fiber persuasion
  • fabric

Mark the items with the price and your name or initials. I will be accepting drop offs as soon as you can get them to me. Last day for drop offs will be Wednesday, January 18th.
More details will follow in a DeSTaSH exclusive email.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT AMERICAN MAID & COMMON GROUNDS

Miss Grace Shawl Class – Wednesday Evenings


Class Dates: 1/4/17 – 5:30-9pm, 1/25/17 – 6-8pm, 2/8/17 – 6-8pm
Class Cost: $60
LOCATION: AMERICAN MAID
1717 Briggs St. Wichita, KS
REGISTER NOW

Miss Grace Shawl Class – Saturdays


Class Dates: 1/7/17 – 10am-2pm, 1/28/17 – 10am-12pm, 2/11/17 – 10am-12pm
Class Cost: $60
LOCATION: AMERICAN MAID
1717 Briggs St. Wichita, KS
REGISTER NOW

Keeping Warm Sweater


Class Dates: Saturdays – 10am-12pm
2/18/17, 3/4/17, 3/18/17, 4/8/17, 4/22/17, 4/29/17
Class Cost: $90
LOCATION: AMERICAN MAID
1717 Briggs St. Wichita, KS
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RECOLETA CARDIGAN


Class Dates: Saturdays – 10am-12pm
2/18/17, 3/4/17, 3/18/17, 4/8/17, 4/22/17, 4/29/17
Class Cost: $90
LOCATION: AMERICAN MAID
1717 Briggs St. Wichita, KS
REGISTER NOW

Little Big Wrap – Thursdays


Class Dates: Wednesdays 1:30-3pm
1/11/17, 1/18/17, 2/1/17
Class Cost: $50
LOCATION: COMMON GROUNDS
2812 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
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REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT PICKET FENCE QUILT CO

BEGINNING SOCKS


Class Dates: Saturdays 12:30-2:30pm
1/14/17, 1/28/17, 2/11/17

FRENCH PRESS SLIPPERS


Class Dates: Saturdays – 3-5pm
3/25/17, 4/8/17

BEGINNING LACE


Class Dates: Saturdays 3-5pm
2/25/17, 3/11/17, 3/25/17

SNOWFLOWER SWEATER


Class Dates: Thursdays 6-8pm
1/26/17, 2/2/17, 2/16/17, 3/2/17, 3/16/17

Little Big Wrap – Thursdays


Class Dates: Thursdays – 6-8pm
1/12/17, 1/19/17, 2/9/17

February Lady Sweater


Class Dates: Saturdays 3-5pm
1/14/17, 1/28/17, 2/11/17, 2/25/17, 3/11/17

Missing Wichita Teen, Found 

​Update from Sarah Sales:

Kyle has been found and is safe. Thank you all for your support and prayers! We have a long road ahead so keep us in your prayers.

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Sarah Sales is a dear part of our fiber community and desperately needs our help finding her son Kyle.