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My First Lace Shawl with Katy Carroll (Fri AM)

My First Lace Shawl with Katy Carroll (Fri AM)

The Helia Shawl pattern is a pretty, wearable, and achievable project for a knitter's first lace shawl!  In this class, students will make a "shawl swatch" in worsted weight to get familiar with the different elements of a shawl, preparing them to later knit the full shawl in fingering weight as designed.

We'll start with learning the garter tab cast-on (a common beginning for most top-down triangular shawls), followed by a small stockinette body, before finishing with a simple but lovely lace border.  We'll also discuss ways to block lace pieces for maximum visual impact. The pattern is included in the cost of the class.


Level: Adventurous Beginner - Knitters should be comfortable knitting/purling and willing to learn lace!

Ages:  10+

Materials Fee:  none

Options:  knitting needles and future shawl yarn will be available to purchase from instructor

Please Bring: US 8 circular needle (24" is ideal), solid-colored worsted weight yarn

To Do BEFORE Class:  nothing


This Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)

In Classroom Area:  5

Date/Time:  Fri April 26 - 9am - noon


Please arrive at Class Check-In (at the entrance to the Class Building) at least 10 minutes early to receive your Nametag and find your class area.


  • Instructor Bio

    Katy Carroll is the co-owner of local yarn shop Petit Fours & Purls in Lehi, UT. She has been designing knitting patterns since 2015 under "Katinka Designs" and currently has over 80 patterns available on Ravelry. She likes green yarn and silk blends, and she believes that cables make any knit better.

  • Cancellation / Refund Policy

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at or by calling 385.429.3201.

    Please note: after March 31, 2024, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 15, 2024, refunds are no longer available.

    Transfers to other classes will be approved on an individual basis.

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