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designed by Erika Flory, taught by Vanessa Vargas Wilson
Online Class

Knit the 2nd & Shunk Shawl

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Class Overview

Combine the garter stitch with two lacy textures to create this asymmetric wrap designed by Erika Flory. Your expert guide, Vanessa Vargas Wilson (aka the Crafty Gemini) shows you how, step by step. Get her tips on changing colors, weaving ends in invisibly (even with lace!) and more.


  • beginner
  • 3 episodes
  • 32m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Gauge

1. Getting Gauge

Start by measuring your gauge swatch to ensure your shawl turns out just as you pictured it. Vanessa shows you how to count stitches and rows, and what to do if your gauge isn't a perfect match.

2. Knit the Shawl

2. Knit the Shawl

Now it's time to cast on and knit your shawl! Use three stitch patterns and a cute decrease detail that adds to the texture. Learn how to save your stitches by adding a lifeline. Then tackle more complex patterns; it's easy to rip back to your lifeline in case you need to start over.

3. Finishing the Shawl

3. Finishing the Shawl

Complete your shawl by weaving in the ends. Get Vanessa's tips for working with lace and color changes. Finally, see how a little steam blocking finishes your shawl up beautifully.

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