Fiber Arts: “Learn to Knit Lace – Gothic Cowl”

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Fiber Arts: “Learn to Knit Lace – Gothic Cowl”

August 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Deadline to Register: August 14th at 5:00pm

Description:  Learn to knit lace. Reminiscent of the arched windows of gothic cathedrals, this simple lace pattern is repetitive, rhythmic and symmetrical, making it perfect for beginner lace knitters. We will learn how to read lace charts, knit directional decreases, and increase with yarn-overs all while creating this gorgeous cowl.  Students will begin the cowl in class and complete the project at home.  Please indicate your color choice of yarn upon registration in the “notes” section – Malabrigo Rios worsted weight hand-dyed 100% superwash Merino wool in dark blue, teal, grey, red, pink/purple, or beige.

For those of you who have attended either of my Introduction to Knitting at the Folk School making either dish cloths or the Wheat Scarf, you have all the skills needed to join us for this introduction to knitting lace.  For students who are new to knitting at The Folk School, a working understanding of how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off is required for this class.  Don’t have those skills down?  Please join us for Introduction to Knitting 1 the next time it is offered.

Please note: Students who own a US 8 needles will need to bring them to class. If you don’t own these, they will be available for purchase in class for $13.00. Cash only, please.

Our local yarn store, Fiber Artwork, is providing the following:

    • 1 skein of Malabrigo Rios worsted weight hand-dyed 100% superwash Merino wool yarn.  Students will need to select 1 of 6 color options at registration: dark blue, teal/light blue, beige, grey, red, or pink/purple.
    • Gothic Cowl Pattern

The Gothic Cowl pattern is part of The Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits.  The Simple Collection is created for sharing.  These patterns are provided as free PDFs along with easy to follow online tutorials making this resource perfect for new knitters building skills and confidence.

Instructor: Katie Van Houten of Flint River Knitwear taught herself how to knit almost 20 years ago while on bed rest with her oldest child.  Since then, she has expanded her craft into knitting lace, cables, and stranded color work in shawls, hats, socks, and sweaters.  Katie is most proud of the garments that she has test knit as part of the design process for local Huntsville knitwear designer Knitosophy.  Check out some of her finished work on Instagram @flintriverknitwear.

Supplies and Attire: All materials and supplies will be provided.

Time: Saturday, August 21st (9:00am-12:00pm)

Tuition: $40.00

Supply Fee: $20.00

Level: Adv. Beginner/Intermediate


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancellation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued. 


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August 21, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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