Summer Flies: Learn Lace

Summer Flies shawl

The Summer Flies shawl is a great introduction to lace. This project is knit with worsted weight yarn and US size 8 needles. Our shop sample uses Re-Jeans, a 100% recycled cotton yarn!

“Re-Jeans is unique because it is not just a cotton yarn. It is a recycled yarn made from recycled denim cotton. The fibres come from remnants of jeans fabric which are dissolved and washed step by step down to the individual fibres. These fibres are then blended again and spun into a yarn. The recycling process gives the yarn a beautifully rustic and appealing structure. It is reminiscent of Bourette silk.”

Class participants in this class will learn a basic garter stitch tab cast on, and basic lace techniques for increases and decreases. This class we will intentionally place holes in our work!

This pattern is written row by row – no charts for those just starting lace knitting and prefer to work line by line.

Join me at Yarnability to cast on Summer Flies:

  • Fridays May 10 and 24 at 1pm – 3pm
    • Or
  • Saturdays May 4 and 18 at 2pm-4pm


  • Summer Flies pattern on Ravelry, purchase and bring to class
  • See note below if you want a larger shawl than written.

Yarn: Included in your class fee, Re-Jeans from Pascuali Yarn

Needle: US Size 8 circular knitting needle with 24″ or longer cable

Notions: stitch markers

Class Fee: $75 (pre-tax) includes:

  • Two class meetings ( 4 hours of instruction)
  • 2 skeins of Re-Jeans yarn in your choice of color.

NOTE: If class participants want to expand the size of their shawl, purchase the Summer Flies Again pattern on Ravelry. In this case, class participants will need to purchase an additional 2 skeins of yarn, charged separately from their class fee.)

Class Registration: Sign Up Online Here!