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  • 9 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable instructions and resources in addition to free access to the Knitter's Handbook
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Stephen in our virtual classroom
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(118 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Perfect for the passionate knitter in you!

Stephen your personality reflects your passion and energy in each loving shawl. You're in a candy store loving every piece of "candy" yarn. Which is why your knitting is so beautiful, fun, loving and always has a statement to make every time you present them. I wish I had seen this when I first started knitting. What a great reminder that something can be (so) simple, with endless beautiful, beautiful results.

rated 5 stars

First shawl


rated 5 stars

Returning student; still love this class

If you are a Stephen West fan and just want to knit his patterns, by all means check out his Ravelry shop and follow the instructions. Many students have done just that and shared their lovely projects.

However - if you are a knitter who wants to be inspired to try something different and expand your thinking of what shawls should be then this is the class for you. Inspiration comes by watching what others have done, carefully listening to them explain their design process, and then ...

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rated 5 stars

Inspirational and fun!

I've done crochet and knit shawls for quite awhile now. I'm so glad I bought Stephen's class because I never would have had the confidence to play with different stitches and to really try to make something my own. Stephen's a wonderful and entertaining teacher and he makes me feel proud about my collection of shawls. :) Highly recommend this class for any knitters who want to learn what makes shawl shapes and how to improvise it to make it your own!

rated 5 stars

Love it even more now!

I took this class when it first came out on Craftsy and although I thought I was an experienced knitter at the time, I really enjoyed it a lot and learned a lot...I decided to give it a second look recently and I got so much more out of it! I actually am a more skilled knitter now. My point is, no matter where you are skill wise, there is always something to learn and fine tune. And beyond that, this may be my favorite Craftsy instructor of all. Sweet, funny, and so communicative, SW knows ...

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