Laura Nelkin

Knit Shawls 14 Ways: Exploring Shape & Design

Laura Nelkin
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Before diving into the world of shawl shapes, Laura discusses gauge and why it’s important. She also reviews yarn choices and how they affect your finished shawls, plus increases and decreases for shaping.
You can knit squares and rectangles in some very interesting ways! In this lesson, discover the shaping rules and formulas for knitting from the bottom up, center out and tip-to-tip.
Next, look at how shaping and math can help you create custom triangular shawls. Work a top-down triangle, and learn the about the garter-tab cast-on, or work a top-down triangle with a center spine. Looking for a more unique triangle? Try the side-to-side or boomerang shapes!
Work the popular crescent shawl in a variety of ways as Laura walks you through the top-down and tip-to-tip shawls. You'll see how to determine the number of stitches to cast on and rows to knit so you can create the shape and size you want.
Your final shape is the circular shawl. Explore the pi shawl and its unique formula, then learn to work it in a semicircle. Pi shawls not your style? No worries; you'll also learn how to shape a top-down circular and semicircular shawl.
End class by learning four different border techniques to give your shawls an edge. See how to work a picked-up border, knitted-on border, integrated border and separate strip border. Then mix and match them with a various shawl constructions. The possibilities are endless!
6 Lessons
1  hrs 55  mins

Discover 14 ways to shape custom shawls that show off your unique aesthetic.

If you’re comfortable with basic stitches, increases and decreases, then you’re ready for the next step in your knitting journey: shawl design! Join designer Laura Nelkin as she walks you through the rules, formulas and techniques you need to shape your shawls from bottom-up to tip-to-tip and more. Plus, discover four different border techniques to give your shawls an edge. With Laura’s expert guidance (and just a little bit of math), you can knit any size shawl at any gauge with confidence.

Laura Nelkin

Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time for knitting indoors. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back. Today, she finds herself fascinated with beads and lace. Laura teaches all over the country, runs mystery knit-alongs and has her own line of knitting kits and self-published patterns. You can find them online, as well as in her book, "Knockout Knits."

Laura Nelkin

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