Knit a Lace Shawl
Intermediate | 43 min 35 sec
Create The Lace Edge Of Your Shawl
Work Body of Shawl
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.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 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
Learn how to:
  • Read a lace pattern
  • Work short rows
  • Block a shawl
What you’ll get:
  • 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
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Class Reviews
64 users recommended this class to a friend
Julia Lloyd
such clear instructions! and lovely shawl design!
December 28, 2022
I just love it! I am familiar with lace patterns, but the construction technique was really different for me. I love Gudrun patterns but some of them I consider to be too difficult for me, so at the end of the day this was a good way to be introduced to one of her patterns - a very well guided introduction! Ready to new Gudrun challenges now! Thanks!
More than 3 months ago
Virginia Powell
she explained very well and didn't go to fast.
More than 3 months ago