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Sweetheart Shawls

with Kristin Omdahl
Sweetheart Shawls
Add new lace knitting skills to your repertoire - and make a romantic wrap for yourself or a gift. Best-selling designer Kristin Omdahl shows you how.

Create three unusual shawls and build your knitting skills with fiber arts star Kristin Omdahl. You'll create delicate, geometric designs based on patterns found in nature, with three included patterns designed by Kristin just for Craftsy. Gardenia Shawl: This cape-style shawl closes at the neck with a button or ribbon. It's worked from the bottom up with decreases, and adorned with six-pointed flowers that are knit separately and attached to the yoke at the end. Infinity Shawl: Create a rectangular shawl with armholes. Deceptively simple motifs are knit in rows, and assembled separately into infinity symbols. The matching lace border is picked up right onto the motifs and knit outward to create a scalloped edge. Tiered Jasmine Shawl: A top-down, triangular shawl with eyelet sections for picking up and knitting ruffled tiers. Each tier finishes with delicate flower-petal picots.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet popular knit and crochet designer Kristin Omdahl, who will teach you to knit beautiful yet simple shawl designs.


Lesson 2. The Jasmine Shawl

  • Kristin named the Jasmine shawl for its petal-shaped bind-off. This top-down, triangular shawl is worked with eyelet rows and a ruffle edging.


Lesson 3. Finishing the Jasmine Shawl

  • Create the dimensional tiers on the Jasmine shawl by picking up and knitting into the original fabric.


Lesson 4. Knitting Gardenias

  • The cape-style Gardenia shawl closes at the neck with a button or ribbon. The six-petaled gardenia design that decorates this shawl is worked in rows, not rounds, then joined with a three-needle bind-off.


Lesson 5. The Gardenia Shawl

  • Short-row shaping on a knit cast-on creates a belled or scalloped edge. The arrow lace pattern is worked in an eight-row repeat.


Lesson 6. Finishing the Gardenia Shawl

  • Put the pieces of the Gardenia shawl together with a collar at the top of the yoke, a button closure and attached gardenia flowers.


Lesson 7. Infinity Motifs

  • We get started on the Infinity shawl, a rectangular wrap with armholes that features some of Kristin's favorite techniques. Start by making motifs in the Infinity design -- they look difficult but are worked with simple increases and decreases.


Lesson 8. Assembling the Infinity Motifs

  • Now assemble the Infinity motifs with steam blocking, sewing and pinning to turn your S-shaped motifs into their final shape.


Lesson 9. The Infinity Shawl

  • Move on to the Infinity shawl itself. Pick up and knit into the assembled Infinity motifs to create this beautiful and unique shawl with a scalloped lace edging.


Lesson 10. Modifying the Infinity Shawl

  • The Infinity shawl pattern can be modified to make a capelet style or a regular wrap without the armholes.


Lesson 11. Bonus: Styling

  • Kristin shows innovative ways to wear your shawls to show off their unique shapes and delicate motifs and edgings. Turn your Infinity shawl into a keyhole scarf or create a shrug with your Jasmine shawl and a hair clip!

"I thought this course was great, even though I've made several shawls, already. I learned some new techniques and got a good review of the things I had been practicing on other shawls. "
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