If you’re comfortable with basic stitches, increases and decreases, then you’re ready for the next step in your knitting journey: shawl design! Join designer Laura Nelkin as she walks you through the rules, formulas and techniques you need to shape your shawls from bottom-up to tip-to-tip and more. Plus, discover four different border techniques to give your shawls an edge. With Laura’s expert guidance (and just a little bit of math), you can knit any size shawl at any gauge with confidence.
Before diving into the world of shawl shapes, Laura discusses gauge and why it’s important. She also reviews yarn choices and how they affect your finished shawls, plus increases and decreases for shaping.
You can knit squares and rectangles in some very interesting ways! In this lesson, discover the shaping rules and formulas for knitting from the bottom up, center out and tip-to-tip.
Next, look at how shaping and math can help you create custom triangular shawls. Work a top-down triangle, and learn the about the garter-tab cast-on, or work a top-down triangle with a center spine. Looking for a more unique triangle? Try the side-to-side or boomerang shapes!
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