Zambra Part One

Zambra

 

Zambra, a perfect accessory for walks on the beach during long summer evenings, is presented in two shapes: a rectangular stole and a crescent wrap. This class will focus on the crescent wrap. The crescent is worked in three shades of pure linen yarn, from the top down, beginning with a set of simple stockinette short rows and ending with the deep lace border. Although the lace borders may seem complicated, they use only basic stitches throughout that makes them very easy to knit. Overall, this shawl is a romantic accessory that will be perfect throughout the spring and summer nights.

Dates: 3 sessions, May 6 and 20, and June 3 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Cost: $75

Instructor: Liz

Skills Learned:

·        Short rows

·        Reading lace charts (don't worry- Liz will provide written instructions as well)

Skills Needed:

·        Ability to knit and purl in the round

·        Increase and decrease

Materials Needed:

·        Yardage used for the three-color crescent sample: 
165 yards dark color
220 yards medium color
165 yards light color 
Total: 550 yards

·        US#6 (4.00mm) 32" circular needle

·        US#8 (5.00mm) 32" circular needle

·        US#9 (5.50mm) 32" circular needle

·        US#10 (6.00mm) needles for bind off

·        Stitch markers

·        Tapestry needle

·        Copy of Zambra by Susanna IC, available on Ravelry, or you can purchase it at the shop and have it emailed to you and linked to your Rav account.

Homework:

·        With MC and US#6 needle, cast on 204 stitches using your favorite cast on

·        Prep row: knit through the back loop to end

·        Switch to US#8 needle, work the following 2 rows, 2 times (four rows total)

o   Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.

o   Row 2 (WS): *P1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.