Shawl Knitting Class with Vera Marcu | Morning Session
Due to popular demand we've added a second session for the Cockleshell Fichu class with Vera Marcu. Learn how to knit this beautiful one-skein shawl from the designer who created it - Sydney-based knitwear designer Vera Marcu.
Based on the traditional Shetland Cockleshell stitch pattern, the 'Fichu' is long and narrow, easy to wear and fun to knit. You'll knit your shawl using beautiful hand-dyed alpaca/silk/cashmere yarn ~ a perfect addition to your wardrobe or a gorgeous gift to someone dear.
In this workshop, we will go through all the steps and skills necessary to knit Cockle Shell Fichu.
- Long-tail cast-on
- Cable cast-on
- Knit decreases
- Yarn over increases
- Traditional Shetland Cocklehsell stitch
- How to drop stitches for a decorative effect
There will be time to practice everything so that at the completion of the workshop you will have the confidence to continue working on the project on your own. A video tutorial is also available for later reference and a printed pattern is included.
What's included in the ticket:
- 100g of hand-dyed Blackwattle Kunzea (a luxurious blend of baby alpaca, silk & cashmere). Please choose your colour at the time of booking so that we can have your yarn wound and ready to use on the day.
- Printed Cockle Shell Fichu pattern.
- 2-hour hands-on learning with knitwear designer Vera Marcu.
Please bring your own 2.75mm circular needles of at least 80cm in length. These can also be purchased here.
A selection of teas are available, provided complimentarily. Please feel free to bring a snack for yourself or grab a coffee before arriving!
When: Saturday, 9th of December, 10am - 12pm.
Our classes start on time ~ please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the class.
About Say! Little Hen Yarns
Sustainability & Ethos
With sustainability in mind, all of the cotton yarns in our shop are either certified organic with GOTS or certified with Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), and we also stock locally grown and/or produced wool and alpaca yarns. The softness of yarns is paramount to us, and you'll find each yarn we stock is very soft.