Knit a Lace Shawl

Description
Intermediate | 43 min
Taught by Gudrun Johnston
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.
Chapters
Introduction
01:10
Materials
01:25
Create The Lace Edge Of Your Shawl
07:40
09:07
06:23
Work Body of Shawl
09:51
02:40
Blocking
05:19
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Size: Approx 46 inches across top of shawl and 12 inches in depth at center back of shawl Needles: US 6/4mm 16 inch circular (can also use a straight needle)
  • US 6/4mm 32 inch circular needle Yarn: 470 yards laceweight yarn (Gudrun uses Malabrigo Lace (470 yrds/50g - 100% Baby Merino Wool) in “Sealing Wax” Notions: Stitch markers (preferably split ring or something that can be removed easily)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends Gauge: 24 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter st on US 6/4mm needles
Discussion
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Transcript
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