Intermediate | 43 min
In this class, knitwear designer Gudrun shares one of her patterns for making a beautiful Shetland-inspired lace shawl. Worked up in lace-weight yarn, this shawl has a slightly unusual construction—the decorative edge is worked as a strip in an eyelet lace pattern, and then the stitches are picked up along one long edge and worked in garter stitch. This garter-stitch section is shaped with short rows, adding rich texture and a lovely curve to this delicate wrap. This is the perfect project for an intermediate lace knitter (or an ambitious beginner), and it’s a great opportunity to use that one big skein of boutique lace-weight or fingering-weight yarn that you’ve been saving for a worthy project.
Learn how to:
- Read a lace pattern
- Work short rows
- Block a shawl
- A detailed class on how to knit a lace shawl
- 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Itemized supply list
- Downloadable PDF pattern included - $8 value
- Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor and designer Gudrun Johnston
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
Here’s what you’ll need:Size:
- Approx 46 inches across top of shawl and 12 inches in depth at center back of shawl
- US 6/4mm 16 inch circular (can also use a straight needle)
- US 6/4mm 32 inch circular needle
- 470 yards laceweight yarn (Gudrun uses Malabrigo Lace (470 yrds/50g - 100% Baby Merino Wool) in “Sealing Wax”
- Stitch markers (preferably split ring or something that can be removed easily)
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- 24 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter st on US 6/4mm needles
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