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Design Your Own Lace with Karie Westermann

3 December, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


With experienced lace designer Karie Westermann, learn to demystify how lace works and design your own project in just a few hours! Together you will look at how lace stitch patterns work and how to incorporate a lace stitch pattern into a design of your own.

You will learn how to draw lace charts and how to calculate projects.

Karie will guide you throw your design process – whether you want to design a scarf or a shawl –and give you hands-on advice regarding designing repeats and motifs that really work.

Skills focus:

  • How to design your own lace patterns
  • How to draw lace draws using either pen & paper or MS Excel
  • How to insert lace repeats into a shawl
  • Understanding how to trouble-shoot lace designs

Skills needed:

  • Knit, purl, working a yarnover and doing at least one decrease
  • How to read an easy lace chart


  • 1 ball of 4ply (at least 50% natural fibres)
  • 1 pair of 4mm needles (straight or circular – if circular, then 24” preferred)
  • Selection of stitch markers
  • Pencil, graph paper and eraser
  • Tapestry needle

Practice yarn, needles, stitch markers and graphpaper will be available to use during the class. Alternatively you can purchase your own with a 10% participant discount.


3 December, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Wild and Woolly
116 Lower Clapton Road
London, E50QR United Kingdom


Anna Feldman
020 89855231

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