Mastering Lace Shawls (DVD)


Learn to knit two beautiful lace shawls with Laura Nelkin as she sends you on a lace journey that is out of this world!

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What You Get

  • 2-disc DVD set with 12 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including patterns for two beautiful shawls
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Working With Lace
4. Skywalker: Jedi Training
5. Skywalker: Jedi Warrior
6. Skywalker: Jedi Master
7. Skywalker: You are Yoda
8. Blocking Skywalker
9. Meet Clarus
10. Two Charts Are Better Than One
11. Completing Clarus
12. How to Wear a Shawl

Recommended with this product

  • 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

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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