Shawl Shaping 101: Tip-to-Tip Crescent with Center Panel

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! Tip-to-tip Crescent shawls are fun and often quick because you’ll have fewer stitches on the last portion of the shawl. You may notice that this shawl is very similar to the side-to-side triangle shape. The big difference is that along the center panel is worked before decreasing down to READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Top-Down Heart-Shaped Crescent

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! Started at the top and worked down with a garter tab, this heart-shaped crescent shawl hugs the shoulders perfectly. Slightly different from the top-down crescent, this style has a center spine, which gives the bottom more of a tip. Aggressive blocking is recommended, the trick is to have the READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Top-Down Semi-Circle

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! \This top-down semi-circle shawl follows the same principles as the center-out circular shawl but is worked flat in rows. An applied lace bind-off looks fantastic with this shawl shape and adds additional elegance to a beautifully shaped shawl! Shawl shaping rule  8 increases every fourth row, or 4 increases READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Top-Down Half Pi

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! This Top-Down Half Pi is a variation of the pi shawl, is started at the top and worked down. The increase rows follow the same principle as the full pi shawl: the increase rows double the number of stitches on the needles worked at intervals based on the circle’s READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Basic Top-Down Triangle

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! A Basic Triangular shawl is the simplest of the triangular shapes. It starts in the center with a garter stitch tab and is worked out with two right triangles. This is an isosceles triangle made of two isosceles right triangles. (An isosceles triangle has two sides of the same READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: A Dash of Alchemy

This was so fun. It was a mix of a challenge with the lacework, but then it would switch to giving you a mental break with the garter stitch. – Libby, test knitter I stumbled across a definition for Alchemy that I completely fell in love with and defines A Dash of Alchemy perfectly. “A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.” How perfect is that?! When knitting this shawl, it completely applies to each step of the process. We TRANSFORM our beautiful hanks of yarn into stitches. Those stitches CREATE a lovely shawl, and those beautiful yarns are READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Through the Witch’s Garden

Just that I love the motifs. There’s a clear floral pattern, but also a part in section 3 that reminds me of a bird skull, which makes it feel very witchy. – Kerrin, Test Knitter Through the Witch’s Garden was inspired by a few variables. I adore all things witchy, which certainly includes listening to Steve Nicks of Fleetwood Mac while dancing around my century-old witchy house. Yes, I’m totally that girl behind closed doors, lol. My favorite color, purple, is also considered a very witchy color. You stroll through intricate floral motifs while knitting this generously sized shawl. Through the READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Basic Bottom-Up Square

Bottom-Up Square Shawls are the easiest to start with. It’s just like knitting a gauge swatch! You’ll cast on the number of stitches you need to obtain your desired square width, then work it flat until the length of your shawl is the same as the width.  With Gauge, stitch gauge and row gauge do NOT match. You’ll have more rows than you do stitches in a square. To accurately achieve a square, you will be working off a blocked gauge swatch for your math to work. It’s more accurate to work your length based on a number of rows, READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Basic Top-Down Crescent Shawl

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! This fun and straightforward top-down crescent shawl is started at the top and worked down. Aggressive blocking with a stretchy bind-off makes this shape come to life. That’s what gives crescent-shaped shawls that classic curve. An applied lace bind-off looks fantastic with this shawl shape and adds additional elegance READ MORE