Lace
Now it's time to cast on and knit your shawl! Use three stitch patterns and a cute decrease detail that adds to the texture. Learn how to save your stitches by adding a lifeline. Then tackle more complex patterns; it's easy to rip back to your lifeline in case you need to start over.
Complete your shawl by weaving in the ends. Get Vanessa's tips for working with lace and color changes. Finally, see how a little steam blocking finishes your shawl up beautifully.
Start by measuring your gauge swatch to ensure your shawl turns out just as you pictured it. Vanessa shows you how to count stitches and rows, and what to do if your gauge isn't a perfect match.
Combine the garter stitch with two lacy textures to create this asymmetric wrap designed by Erika Flory. Your expert guide, Vanessa Vargas Wilson (aka the Crafty Gemini) shows you how, step by step. Get her tips on changing colors, weaving ends in invisibly (even with lace!) and more.
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
The grid-like look of filet crochet might look fancy, but it's created with only two basic stitches: the chain and double crochet. The double crochet stitches are used to create the grid and fill in spaces, while the empty cells are made with chain stitches between two double crochets. This style of crochet is commonly used in lightweight yarn, but if you have a large-scale project in mind, worsted weight would work well too.
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Reminiscent of the peaks of the Sierra Mountains, this gorgeous shawl shifts colors and lace patterns as you move from section to section. It may look like a lot of lace, but the patterns repeat and build on each other, so you start simple and gradually get more complex.
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Beginner
Whether you keep it simple or go intricate, knitting lace just makes everything more elegant. Check out our fave lace projects — from a starter shawl to a full-on crazy lace cardigan.
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