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Knit Shawls 14 Ways: Exploring Shape & Design

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Discover 14 ways to shape custom shawls that show off your unique aesthetic.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including design formulas for shawls in a variety of shapes, including squares, rectangles, triangles, crescents, circles and more!
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Laura Nelkin

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Shawl Basics
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.
2. Squares & Rectangles
3. Triangular Shawls
4. Crescent Shawls
5. Circular Shawls
6. Borders

Taught by

Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time for knitting indoors. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back. Today, she finds herself fascinated with beads and lace. Laura teaches all over the country, runs mystery knit-alongs and has her own line of knitting kits and self-published patterns. You can find them online, as well as in her book, "Knockout Knits."

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