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Knit a stunning shawl pattern or branch out and design your own creative variation 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 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.


Lesson 2. Directional Increases


Lesson 3. Yarn-Over Increases


Lesson 4. Edge Explosions


Lesson 5. Distributing Increases


Lesson 6. Edge Variations


Lesson 7. Binding Off


Lesson 8. Color & Texture


Lesson 9. Blocking the Shawl

"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."
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