3.08.2017

YarnCon 2017!

YarnCon is one of my favorite fiber events. It takes place in Chicago on April 1 & 2 and I love everything about it. The shopping is some of the best around, with lots of amazing vendors that you won't see anywhere else. The vibe is cool, the event space is awesome, and it's a great place to meet up with all your fiber friends!
I took this photo when I attended YarnCon in 2015.

From the YarnCon website:

"YarnCon is Chicago's homegrown yarn-centric exhibition -- a place to promote, sell, and celebrate the yarny arts. Started in 2007, YarnCon is celebrating its 10th birthday in 2017! Our mission is to be the premier market for independent producers of yarn, fiber for spinning and weaving, tools, gadgets, books, patterns, instructions, and gifts related to spinning, knitting, crochet, and weaving."

Sounds pretty great, right?

I'm so excited to be teaching at YarnCon again this year. A weekend of teaching and shopping? Sounds pretty perfect to me!

Here's my schedule:
  • Saturday, April 1, 10 - 10:50am, Be Fab with Garter Tab
    If you love to knit shawls, chances are you’ve run across a garter tab cast-on in a pattern. It’s the perfect cast on for top-down shawls! If you’ve been intimidated or confused by this cast on, this is the class for you. In this session, Jen Lucas will teach you how to do the garter tab cast on with ease. She’ll share her tips and tricks to making it a cast on you love to use for all your shawls!
  • Saturday, April 1, 1 - 2:50pm, New Directions in Shawl Shapes
    Let’s take shawls beyond the triangle! We will experiment with different shawl shapes by knitting several mini shawl swatches. We will also discuss placing lace patterns within these shawl shapes and how to add other common shawl elements like borders and decorative bind offs as we take things in new directions.
  • Sunday, April 2, 12 - 12:50pm, Decorative Shawl Bind-Offs
    Want to add some pizzazz to your lace as you finish it? In this class, students will learn to bind off with flair! We’ll discuss choosing the right bind off for your finished lace and work several different ones in class. We will discuss how to get a nice stretchy edge as well as how to work three decorative bind offs. After this class a regular old bind off on your shawls just won’t do! 
You can see the full list of classes here. I hope to see you there!

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