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Lace Shawl Design

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Embrace the complexities of lace as you learn to design shawl patterns that flow logically and organically from one stitch pattern to the next.

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What You Get

  • 14 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Miriam Felton
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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


Knitting instructor and designer Miriam Felton shares her methodology and templates for lace shawl designs. You'll walk through every step of the creative process, from inspiration and planning to construction and beyond. This technique-based course will give you an intimate look at a lace master's mind, showing you how to develop your own design guides. Design shawls as simple or complex as you desire, and receive help from Miriam along the way. Get your pencils ready and chart your own path to lacework success!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Miriam Felton works step-by-step through the process of designing a lace shawl.
2. Lace Math
3. Yarn & Needles
4. Charting Repeats
5. Charting Shapes
6. Transitions & Flow
7. Embellishing & Adapting
8. Starting at the Border
9. Bringing it All Together
10. Fixing Mistakes
11. Bonus: Gauge & Swatching
12. Bonus: Yarn Overs
13. Bonus: Long Cast Ons

Taught by

Miriam Felton
Miriam Felton
Miriam Felton is the author of Twist & Knit, a master lace designer and a frequent instructor at conferences and shows. She started sewing as a toddler, added crochet when she was 8, cross stitching when she was 10, beading at 11, and knitting at 16.

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