Go behind the scenes with different shapes of shawls and how they are constructed!
Curious about the different ways shawls are shaped? Or maybe you have wondered how to work a garter-tab cast-on? In this class we will delve into some of the popular shawl shapes by knitting several mini shawl swatches and learn about the construction and advantages of each shape. Starting with a classic top-down triangle shape, we will learn how to get started with a garter-tab cast-on. Then we will examine some of the popular modern shawl shapes (including asymmetric triangle and crescent shape) and look at different ways of shaping them.
We will also discuss placing lace patterns within these shawl shapes and what bind offs you might use for shawls.
Technique Requirements: knit, purl, cast on and bind off, increase and decrease, read and work from a pattern, ability to read charts a plus but not a requirement
• 60—80 yd of smooth, light-colored sport-, DK-, or worsted,weight yarn for shawl swatches
• US 5 to 7 needles (straights or circulars), pick appropriate size needles for your swatch yarn, (i.e., sport weight = US 5, DK = US 6, etc)
• Pen or pencil
• General knitting notions (such as darning needle and scissors etc)