Knit the Imposter's Shawl
Intermediate | 36 min 33 sec
Jaime and Amber from Fancy Tiger Crafts show you how to make one of their most sought-after knitting projects: The Imposter’s Shawl. This triangular shawl got its name because the basket weave stitches and scalloped edging appear to be woven and crocheted – but, in fact, it’s all cleverly knitted. The shawl begins with a single stitch that grows quickly with strategically placed increases. The scalloped edge is added at the end, and then the whole shawl is blocked to perfection.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • The Imposter’s Shawl pattern (see PDF)
  • 2 skeins Fancy Tiger Craft’s Heirloom Romney yarn (or 400 yards of worsted weight yarn)
  • 40” long size 8 circular needle
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Removable stitch marker
  • Salad spinner (for blocking)
  • T pins
  • Blocking wires
  • Mat for blocking
Learn how to:
  • Read a lace chart
  • Work several types of increases
  • Create a scalloped edge
  • Block a shawl
What you’ll get:
  • Detailed class by the expert knitting duo at Fancy Tiger on how to make a gorgeous Imposter Shawl
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and a downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Barbara Smoker
I would advise anyone who bought written pattern to see video. Written pattern is not the best. I am finishing the border but I had to rewrite and simplify the pattern to my understanding before making shawl. They also might consider suggesting a stretchy bind off. It is a beautiful shawl. Make no mistake about that!
More than 3 months ago
Nancy Onishi
Great demo and explanations...for my library! Nice you mentioned types of yarn that would work, and resulting ‘look’.
More than 3 months ago
Ruth Wilson
This shawl was so much fun to knit! The pattern is easy to keep track of; you can always see where you are so you're not so liable to make a mistake, and if you do it's easy to correct. I love the idea of using the salad spinner too--in the past I've put my knits in the spin cycle of the washer but the salad spinner is faster and less fuss. I've already bought yarn for my second imposter shawl!
More than 3 months ago