Easily plan and knit personalized scarves and shawls with Knitty.com editor and founder Amy Singer. Make gauge your friend to ensure your scarves and shawls become the size you want. Choose any stitch pattern and use it to build your own alluring accessories. Then, combine multiple stitch patterns to create even more sophisticated effects and unique looks. Add borders to keep your scarves from rolling, and edgings as another custom design element. Learn to knit sideways and produce chic cowls with the looks you love. Plus, see how easy it is to create rectangles on the bias and use the same technique to create triangular shawls. Build custom scarves and shawls with a method you'll enjoy using again and again.
Meet your instructor, Knitty.com founder Amy Singer, and learn more about using Amy's plug & play technique to design scarves and shawls. You'll be able to achieve results more quickly and easily by viewing stitch patterns as your building blocks instead of the individual stitches.
Begin your designing adventure with a simple, single-stitch-pattern scarf. With Amy's guidance, you'll seek out stitch-pattern resources, consider full and half motifs, practice building charts and calculate the gauge you'll need for your project.
Start mixing your design up a little by adding borders, edging and a second stitch pattern to a rectangular scarf. With Amy's explanation, you'll find it's not intimidating at all!
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