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!
Miriam Felton works step-by-step through the process of designing a lace shawl.
Miriam subtracts the fear from lace math with her clear calculations. Get comfortable with the numbers and complex charts.
Learn the difference a yarn or needle gauge can make.
Learn to chart repeats for your piece.
Triangles, squares and rectangles, oh my! Learn to chart shapes with Miriam's detailed instruction.
Design a piece with smooth transitions for that beautiful flow. Miriam shows you how to make chart modifications and provides examples.
Add flourish and customize your design with customized borders and adaptations. Miriam will help you with both the inspiration and execution.
Learn to work your way from the border to a complete lace shawl design with Miriam's techniques, tips and tricks.
Tying up all the ends of your design project, Miriam helps you bring it all home.
Learn quick fixes to common problems: rework a repeat, use a lifeline and pick up missing yarn overs.
Gauge and swatching are subjective, but you'll gain more control with Miriam's tips for measuring gauge in lace.
Learn to tackle problematic yarn overs with these bonus tips.
It won't be long until you've mastered long cast ons with Miriam's insights.
"I really loved this class. Miriam's easy-going approach and style keeps your attention and doesn't overwhelm you with information. For me, the shaping and figuring out how to make the transition to different patterns was something I just couldn't wrap my head around. It made so much sense and I 'got it' pretty much the first time around (though I recommend listening to it more than once!). Great class, I would highly recommend it to beginners and experienced knitters alike."