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8 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction to Starting Lace Knitting

    • The Yarn Over (yo)

    • The Right Slanting 2-to-1 Decrease (k2tog)

    • The Left Slanting 2-to-1 Decrease (k2togtbl)

    • 3-to-1 Decreases (k3tog and k3togtbl)

    • Another Left Slanting Decrease (ssk)

    • Putting it all together

    • The Project - Bookmark or Scarf


About This Class

Ever wanted to knit an airy, lacy shawl or baby clothes or socks or sweater?  Well, this is where you start! 

In this class we will be looking at how to work the essential stitches, then we will put them together to make a bookmark or scarf.

Before you start you need to know how to knit, purl, cast on and cast off.  That is all.

This is the first in a series of classes about lace knitting.  The second is Reading Lace Knitting Charts, and you might want to take that class alongside this one.





Elizabeth Lovick

Knitting and Spinning Author and Teacher

I live and work on the small Orkney island of Flotta.  I've been knitting, designing and writing since I was small and enjoy bringing traditional stitches to modern knitters. I have self-published several books, including Patterns for North Ronaldsay Yarn, The Gansey Workbook, The Fair Isle Workbook, Exploring Shawl Shapes and the Fine Spinning Workbook. I am the author of the best-selling ‘The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting’ and 'Magical Shetland Shawls to Knit', published by Search Press in the UK and St Martins in the USA, both of which have been widely translated.  I am the editor of 'Centenary Stitches', a book of patterns updated from the WW1 era.

And I have been teaching for ever!  It has always been something I enjoyed doing, both in the academic world and in the world of crafts.  Skillshare gives me a chance to share my skills with people all over the world without having to travel.  Perfect!

Find my books at and my patterns at                                                                                                                                                                        

Read my blog here, join my Ravelry group here and my Facebook group here.  And follow me on Twitter here.

For most of my classes my cameraman is Natasha Stead.  I think she does a brilliant job, but then, I would.  She happens to be my granddaughter!  I film my classes in my home, so there are sometimes noises off.  The barks are from my Scottie, Isla, a rescue aged 10 who I have had for 2 years.  The aircraft are the inter-island planes, 9 seaters, which go to and fro between the different Orkney islands.