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Shawlscapes

with Stephen West
Shawlscapes
Knit any shawl pattern or branch out and design your own creative shawl as Stephen West leads you through the world of increases, decreases and edge explosions.
Let Stephen West's vibrant personality guide you through a colorful rainbow of shawls that you can make using simple techniques like yarn-overs and easy increases. Stephen starts with a garter tab cast-on and shows you different methods of creating angles and edges, encouraging creativity along the way. With unique combinations of yarn-overs, increases, shaping and color variation, this class will show you the different outcomes of these stitches before you even put the yarn on your needles. Combine these different methods to customize your own design or use his Boneyard pattern to make a basic shawl!
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Lesson plan

9:51

Lesson 1. Garter Tab Cast-On

  • Meet your instructor, Stephen West, as you gain an overview of what you'll learn in class, then start a shawl with the garter tab cast-on.

14:37

Lesson 2. Directional Increases

  • In this lesson, Stephen walks you through various increases with examples of how they can change the look of your shawls.

19:57

Lesson 3. Yarn-Over Increases

  • Learn how to create an equilateral triangle with an extended wingspan as you practice the art of the yarn-over.

14:56

Lesson 4. Edge Explosions

  • Bring your creativity into play as you add beautiful symmetrical and asymmetrical designs to your shawl edges with Stephen's professional advice along the way.

14:29

Lesson 5. Distributing Increases

  • Learn how distributing increases as you knit can create the shawl shapes you desire.

15:20

Lesson 6. Edge Variations

  • Use various stitches, cast-ons, bind-offs and other techniques to create multiple edge variations for any style.

13:55

Lesson 7. Binding Off

  • Stephen walks you through multiple bind-off techniques, including back loop and i-cord, and shares helpful ways to weave in the ends and finish with a polished, even look.

16:06

Lesson 8. Color & Texture

  • Let your imagination run wild with the variations that color and texture provide! Stephen shares tips on how to audition and select yarns that will help you create a gorgeous, personalized shawl.

12:58

Lesson 9. Blocking the Shawl

  • Now that your shawl is complete, learn how to block it using a variety of methods and techniques that will result in a beautiful end product.

"Stephen West's love of shawls is absolutely contagious. I got a kick out of watching him every step of the way, and I was enjoying myself so much that the class was over before I knew it! I l have a decent understanding of shawl construction, and I love to learn, so I was really pleased to discover a lot of great information, several twists on things I was already aware of, and a new perspective on shaping that I can't wait to put to the test."
- afewmorestars
Oshawa, ON

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