James Nolan Watts | Introduction to Lace Knitting

Introduction to Lace Knitting

Saturday, November 18 th
Time:  17 – 20 h CEST
Place: Cotton Classroom 
Workshop facilitator: James Nolan Watts
Language: English
Duration: 3 hours
Level: All levels
Places: 20


This is a workshop intended for both inexperienced lace knitters and beginners or advanced knitters who want to perfect their skills. Of course, it is perfect if you want to knit any of James’ lace patterns: Rib Lace Raglan, Look At My Holes, Pure Mesh Pullover, Dappled Lace Raglan.

You will be able to learn and review the basic stitches of this technique, how to work from written and graphic instructions, how to “read” and decode openwork knitting, how to identify and correct basic mistakes. In addition, you will learn other tips and tricks to improve openwork knitting by working with various samples of James’ patterns.

Previous knowledge: Basic knitting knowledge is required: cast on, knit and purl, assembling and closing stitches with circular needles.

Required material: 

  • Plain colored yarn of any weight, from fingering to worsted.
  • Knitting needles of any size (4 – 5.5 mm / US 6-9)
  • Tape measure or sample gauge
  • Ring knitting markers
  • Scissors for cutting yarn

Included material: Sponsor’s gift

Sponsored by: Pascuali Filati Naturali

How can I attend one or more workshops?

Barcelona Knits has a programme of in-person crochet and knitting workshops taught by renowned national and international designers. To participate in one or more workshops, from June you can consult the programme by workshops and workshop participants and purchase your ticket in advance online through Entradium, a ticket sales platform for events. The entrance to one or more workshops includes the entrance to Barcelona Knits the same day of the workshop.

How can I get my Barcelona Knits ticket online?

You can buy your tickets online from July. You can choose the day of your visit: Saturday or Sunday. There is also a two-day ticket available at a reduced cost. Remember that to access Barcelona Knits you must go to the ticket office to exchange your ticket for a non-transferable wristband. Access will depend on the capacity of the fair, so it is possible that queues may form outdoors at some point.

Access to the Fair:

Access to Barcelona Knits will be by an exclusive wristband for personal use. It will be handed out once the ticket has been validated at the ticket office, located at the World Trade Center Barcelona (Moll de Barcelona, s/n) during the days of the event and within its opening hours. 

You can also pick up your wristband on the Friday before the start of the event, Friday, November 17 th at Lalanalú (c/ Martínez de la Rosa, number 71, 08012, Barcelona) from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.

To collect your wristband, you must present your ticket with the QR code printed or on your mobile device. The wristband will only be given to the ticket holder in person.

Once your ticket has been validated, we will put the wristband on your wrist and you will not be able to take it off until the end of the event to gain access. It will allow you to enter and leave Barcelona Knits as many times as you like on the day your ticket is valid.

Capacity at WTC Barcelona is limited. There may be queues outdoors.

Reduced-price advance or workshop tickets do not have priority access to the venue. 

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