Read and Stitch: Rising Strong by Brenée Brown/Barnstable Knit Shawl by Malabrigo


  • Read and Stitch:  Rising Strong by Brenée Brown/Barnstable Knit Shawl by Malabrigo
  • Read and Stitch:  Rising Strong by Brenée Brown/Barnstable Knit Shawl by Malabrigo
  • Read and Stitch:  Rising Strong by Brenée Brown/Barnstable Knit Shawl by Malabrigo

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This is a FOUR SESSION read/knit along led by Cheers To Ewe! co-owner Ladianne Henderson.

BOOK:  Rising Strong by Brenée Brown

KNIT ALONG:  Barnstable Shawl by Malabrigo, a GORGEOUS DK weight project that requires two skeins of a main color and one skein of a contrasting color.  This shawl will help you play with color AND explore the Mosaic knitting technique, including reading a Mosaic knitting chart.

NOTE:  This is a four session read/knit along class.  Book must be purchased separately from class and is not included in class fee.  The Barnstable shawl pattern is included in the class fee and will be provided at the first class.  Please do not begin knitting before the first class.  There will be discussion about the book during each of

Skill Level:  This is definitely an intermediate class.  While we will be learning the Mosaic technique used in the Barnstable shawl, students must be completely comfortable with cast-on, slip stitch, knit, purl, and bind off techniques.


  • October 21 3:00-4:30
  • November 4  3:00-4:30
  • November 11 3:00-4:30
  • November 18 3:00-4:30 
Class Minimum:  This class requires at least three students to run and is capped at a maximum of five students because of the nature of the discussion/knit along.


About Instructor Ladianne Henderson:  Ladianne LOVES being co-owner of Cheers To Ewe! with Sheri Osborne.  Ladianne's mission in life is to help people connect, or reconnect, with their joy and inspiration through creative work like art, knitting, and more!  Ladianne is an accomplished visual artist, the first mural artist for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and an Art Pop alum whose artwork was on a billboard in Charlotte throughout 2015.  Ladianne's passion for fibery things began when she and her mom cross stitched and crocheted together.  Nine years ago Ladianne took up knitting at a friend's suggestion and has since received her Master of Fine Arts degree, and is currently working her way through the Master Hand Knitter Program's third and final level.  Join Ladianne for this exploration of yarn and life! 



Buy the book from your local bookseller or from Amazon:

From the Amazon page about Rising Strong: 

"#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.

It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.

Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are."


PATTERN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE at Cheers To Ewe! and is not included in the price of this class.  Please bring your notions bag to every class.  Please DO NOT begin knitting this project before class unless class homework has been included in the class description or is sent out by the teacher before class.  Teachers often incorporate cast-on or foundational techniques and lessons in the beginning stages of class, and you will not be able to take advantage of that learning if you jump ahead.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Classes are non-refundable unless cancelled by Cheers To Ewe!  Classes with stated minimum numbers of students may be cancelled by Cheers To Ewe! if minimum enrollment is not met.  

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