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with Laura Nelkin
Online Class

Mastering Lace Shawls

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With her years of experience in textile and apparel design, Laura brings a unique understanding of lace knitwear designs to this class. She will not only teach you how to knit triangular and semicircular lace shawls, but will also demonstrate how to fix your knitting mistakes. An active knitwear designer, blogger, and workshop leader, Laura is the ideal guide for every stage of your lace knitting adventure, from learning to choose yarn and knit borders and edges, to reading multiple charts at once. With the included knitted lace shawl patterns, Skywalker and Clarus, you will learn many forms of increases and decreases. Laura will also share her tips and secrets for everything from placing lifelines and markers in your work to the best ways to wear your newly knitted lace shawls.


  • intermediate
  • 12 episodes
  • 5h44m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Lace knitting guru Laura Nelkin introduces you to the techniques that will allow you to master this class's two shawl projects.

2. Learning to Love Lace

2. Learning to Love Lace

Learn the fundamentals of yarn selection and working with gauge as you gear up to start your first shawl.

3. Working With Lace

3. Working With Lace

Learn the essential techniques of lace knitting, from slipping stitches to different forms of increases and decreases.

Recommended with this class

  • Approx. 400 yards of fingering- or lace-weight yarn
  • Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles for lace-weight yarn or sizes 5 or 6 (3.75 or 4 mm) needles for fingering-weight yarn, depending on pattern